DPAC rolls out brand new red carpets

DPAC now has luxurious carpeted seating and floors as part
of the new renovations.

Downtown Durham

DPAC now has luxurious carpeted seating and floors as part of the new renovations.

 

 The Durham Performing Arts Center, also known as DPAC, has finished its renovations as of September 10. Since its opening, DPAC has become North Carolina’s most prominent live entertainment center.

 The building itself, constructed in 2008, has an elaborate design which creates a feeling of luxury for visitors. Undergoing renovations for the first time in nine years, DPAC certainly didn’t hold back.

 The renovation project cost $1.8 million, allowing for 65,000 square feet of carpeting to be installed on the floor and the seats to be covered with new fabric. This is only the first stage—over $15 million in upgrades have been planned for the DPAC.

 “Performing at DPAC was really cool,” said sophomore Kate Sinsley. “I competed in a cheer competition there and I loved how spacious it was.” Many Sanderson students who are interested in theatre and the arts are very excited about the new building revisions.

 Hit musicals such as Hamilton and Circus 1903 are scheduled to perform at the Durham Performing Arts Center in the coming months. These shows and the new renovations have led to the center surpassing its ticket-selling record.

 Plans for more renovations are already in place, so DPAC will continue to thrive as a live entertainment center for North Carolina.