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  • Allman Family Revival

    Closed Dec 7, 2022

  • The Nutcracker

    Dec 10 - 11, 2022

  • Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol

    Dec 14 - 18, 2022

  • A Magical Cirque Christmas

    Dec 19, 2022

  • The Hip Hop Nutcracker

    Dec 23, 2022

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Allman Family Revival

Closed December 7, 2022

The legacy of the Allman Brothers Band is kept aflame in this exciting full-length tour featuring a veritable who's who of blues-rock artists, consisting of, Donavan Frankenreiter, Maggie Rose, Larry McCray, Jimmy Hall, Alex Orbison, and The River Kittens and many more joining on select shows. They'll be hitting the road alongside The Devon Allman Band - the popular group who play original tunes and their father's greatest hits - made up of Allman Bros progeny including Devon Allman, Duane Betts, and Berry Duane Oakley. This is one event fans won't want to miss!

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The Nutcracker

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December 10 - 11, 2022

The Nutcracker is one of the country's favorite Christmas events, and one of the most performed ballets in the world! This magical story of dancing toys and a Nutcracker prince is paired perfectly with Tchaikovsky's beautiful score. An annual Nutcracker performance by your local ballet company is the perfect way to welcome in Christmas with the whole family!

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Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol

December 14 - 18, 2022

First staged in 1974, this version of Charles Dickens' classic is an absolute must-see if you live in the Durham area. Cited as "one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theater history", the show turns the tale of Scrooge into a joyous musical comedy, packed full of spirit and show-stopping tunes, while still preserving the poignant heart of the original.

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A Magical Cirque Christmas

December 19, 2022

What better way to get the family together and celebrate the holiday season, than with the world's greatest variety show! With jaw-dropping, breathtaking circus acts of A Magical Cirque Christmas, you'll be transported to the golden age which is filled with stunning costumes, extraordinary talent and more.

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker

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December 23, 2022

What do you get when you combine the elegant holiday score of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and a DJ with pin-sharp contemporary hip hop dance? This hit show mashes up two very American icons into a stunning production that has met with rave reviews since its 2014 Washington debut. Don't miss it live this year when the tour dances its way to you!

Durham Performing Arts Center

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123 Vivian St, Durham, NC 27701

  • Year opened: 2008
  • Concession stands
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar

The Durham Performing Arts Center opened in 2008 as the largest performing arts center in the Carolinas, with a seating capacity of 2,712. Durham Performing Arts holds over 200 performances each year, including touring Broadway productions, family shows, comedy events, large-scale concerts and the American Dance Festival. Touring concerts are the majority of the events held at the venue. The center has been named twice as the number 1 performing arts organization in the Triangle region by the Triangle Business Journal.

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