The Center for Live Entertainment 

DPAC is located at 123 Vivian Street, just off the I-885 / NC-147 (Exits 3B or 4), and adjacent to the famous Durham Bulls Athletic Park. We're part of the award-winning American Tobacco Historic District, with freeway access from Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Cary, Raleigh, and all of North Carolina via I-40, I-540, and I-85.

Special Traffic Advisory: Traffic on I-40 and the Durham Freeway into Downtown Durham has slowed dramatically with increased traffic counts and construction. If these highways are on your route to Durham, please budget an extra 30+ minutes travel time when coming to your next event at DPAC.

Driving Directions

From Chapel Hill via Hwy 15-501

  • Take Highway 15-501 North to I-85
  • Take Exit 108B to South Durham Freeway
  • Take Exit 4A to Chapel Hill Street
  • Turn left onto Chapel Hill Street
  • Turn right onto Pettigrew Street
  • DPAC is located near the intersection of Pettigrew and Blackwell Streets

From Raleigh, Cary and points East

  • Take I-40 West
  • Exit 279-B onto I-885 North to 147 toward Downtown Durham 
  • Go 7.4 miles
  • Veer left onto Exit 9 147 North toward Downtown Durham
  • Take Exit 3-B 
  • Merge onto Jackie Robinson Drive
  • Continue on Jackie Robinson Drive past Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP)
  • Turn right at third stoplight on Blackwell Street
  • DPAC is located near the intersection of Blackwell and Vivian Streets

*Traffic and parking advisory for Durham Bulls home games:

When the Durham Bulls are playing a home game in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park located near DPAC, please look for special signage and routes to DPAC. Blackwell Street will be closed and parking in the South Parking Deck will be limited. DPAC traffic from the I-885 / NC 147 North, will be diverted to Roxboro Street for access to American Tobacco's North Parking Deck and the City of Durham's Corcoran Street Parking Deck, which will both have ample parking availability. The East Parking Deck closest to DPAC will be accessible only from Mangum Street, and parking there may also be limited. Please allow yourself extra time as you may experience slight traffic delays.

The Durham Bulls Full Schedule can be found here:


From Greensboro, Burlington and Points West

  • Take I-40 East to Durham
  • Continue on I-85 North towards Durham
  • Take exit 172 to merge onto Durham Freeway toward Durham Downtown, Research Triangle Park 
  • Take exit 4A onto Chapel Hill Street 
  • Turn left onto W Chapel Hill Street
  • Turn right onto S Mangum Street
  • DPAC is located near the intersection of Pettigrew and Blackwell Streets

From Virginia and Points Northeast of Durham Along I-85

  • Take I-85 South to Durham
  • Take the NC-55/Avondale Dr exit, Exit 177, toward US-15/US-501/Roxboro St/Downtown
  • Take the US-15 Bus S/US-501 Bus S/Roxboro St S ramp toward Durham/Downtown
  • Turn left onto US-15 Bus S/US-501 Bus S/N Roxboro St
  • Continue to follow US-15 Bus S/US-501 Bus S
  • Proceed 1.7 miles south and DPAC is on your right

Public Transportation Options

DPAC is located at 123 Vivian Street in the American Tobacco Historic District in Downtown Durham and is served by several nearby public transportation options. We’re a short 5-10 minute walk from Durham Station, which is the central transportation hub for all GoDurham and GoTriangle transit buses and from Amtrak's Durham Station