DURHAM, NC, Jan. 10, 2014 – For the fourth year in a row, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) has placed among the most attended theaters in the U.S. as tracked by the industry leading trade magazine, Pollstar. The only trade publication covering the worldwide concert and live event industry with tour schedules and sales results, Pollstar named DPAC #4 in the U.S. in their recent 2013 report Worldwide Ticket Sales ‐ Top 100 Theater Venues, based on attendance at DPAC. DPAC’s 2013 calendar year featured 174 performances which drew over 352,000 guests and saw 57 sellouts. Heading the list of the highest attended shows were How the Grinch Stole Christmas! ‐ The Musical and Disney’s Mary Poppins.
Pollstar ‐ 2013 ‐ Top 5‐ranked US theaters and their seating capacity:
1. Radio City Music Hall ‐ New York, NY ‐ 6,015 Capacity
2. The Colosseum At Caesars Palace ‐ Las Vegas, NV ‐ 4,300 Capacity
3. Orpheum Theatre ‐ Minneapolis, MN – 2,600 Capacity
4. DPAC ‐ Durham, NC ‐ 2,712 Capacity
5. Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE ‐ Los Angeles, Ca ‐ 7,100 Capacity
As developer of the DPAC in partnership with Chapel Hill architect Szostak Design, we congratulate the City of Durham and the operator for their continued success with DPAC,” said Greg Garfield, President of Garfield Public/Private LLC. “Part of our services as developer included selection of and negotiation with the operator and promoter for DPAC. We are pleased that Nederlander and PFM have proven to be a great partner with the City in making the DPAC operations so successful.
Located adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and the American Tobacco Historic District, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is a public/private partnership between the City of Durham, Duke University, the developer and the theater operator. The 2,712‐seat theater presents a variety of entertainment with superior architectural quality, functionality and flexibility, including touring Broadway and family shows, popular music and comedy, and Durham’s treasured American Dance Festival.
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