Durham Arts Council Building

120 Morris Street, Durham, NC
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Capacity: 200 people

About Durham Arts Council Building

We offer a truly unique setting centrally located in historic downtown Durham for all occasions from wedding receptions to business meetings, banquets to seminars, parties to performances and much more. Our facility is versatile, attractive and affordable. Our staff is friendly and will help you make your affair an all-out success. Take a look at the Durham Arts Council. We want to host your next event! The Durham Arts Council building is home to the Durham Arts Council, Inc. and several other local arts organizations. Originally constructed in 1906, the three-story 52,000+ square foot building was renovated in 1988 adding much needed structural and facility enhancements. Now offering 3 galleries, 2 theatres with support spaces, meeting rooms, offices, rehearsal spaces and studios for digital arts, dance, photography, clay, fiber arts, visual arts and children’s art. The Durham Arts Council building is part of the City of Durham Historic District and the Historic Preservation Society of Durham. The DAC mission is to promote and encourage excellence in the creation, experience and support of the arts, for the enrichment of our total community. Towards this goal, DAC makes space in the building available for short term rental.

Package Pricing

Daytime Rental
$30 - $385 /event
Pricing for all event types
Evening & Weekend Rental
$50 - $815 /event
Pricing for all event types

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Amazing and beautiful venue - An Eventective User

Beautiful venue that offers unique atmosphere with local artists projects.

Management Response
Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here!
Venue Types
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 200
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 19
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 52,000