The Carrboro ArtsCenter is receiving approximately 180 seats from the Durham Performing Arts Center, DPAC, as it is undergoing renovations.
The Durham City Council voted in July as part of the DPAC’s capital expenditure plan to donate some of the 2,712 theater seats that were being removed as part of the renovation process.
While the seats being removed could have been put for a competitive bid process, since DPAC is owned by the City of Durham, staff recommended to the council the excess seats be donated.
The Carrboro ArtsCenter was chosen as a destination for the remaining seats along with the Town of Fuquay-Varina’s Art Center and more than 1,000 seats being donated to Durham Public Schools for the Jordan High School auditorium. Some seats were also donated to the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.
The ongoing renovations at DPAC are part of a $1.8 million refurbishment of the theater, which opened in 2008.