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Address: 1 Grand Ave, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0441
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+1 805-756-7222
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 18:00
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State-of-the-art performance center is maintained by three important...

State-of-the-art performance center is maintained by three important entities: California Polytechnic State University, the City of San Luis Obispo and the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center.

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GREAT PLACE TO SEE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

We just saw The Chieftains perform at the Cal Poly Ampitheater. The venue was well designed and you could see and hear everything from pretty much anywhere in the theater. There... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Big Bear Lake, California
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Big Bear Lake, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just saw The Chieftains perform at the Cal Poly Ampitheater. The venue was well designed and you could see and hear everything from pretty much anywhere in the theater. There is ample parking and our parking was included in the price of admission. The only negative was that the signage on the Cal Poly campus was difficult to see/read... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This performance venue, created by a unique collaboration of Cal Poly University, the city of San Luis Obispo and the community, has been successful beyond the creators' wildest dreams. That success has been because of the overall excellence of the facility. Everything about this place--the architecture, the sightlines, and especially the acoustics--are absolutely first-rate. This didn't happen by accident. The... More 

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Orcutt, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

The symphony was truly a joy. The young performers were exceptional and the ambiance was serene and very pleasant. The sounds effortlessly filled the air. I am a neophyte to these events, but this definetely will not be my last.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I visited the PAC to hear Jeannette Walls (author of The Glass Castle) speak. The seats were comfortable, roomy, and well-spaced out. The acoustics were also very good. It's on Cal Poly's gorgeous campus and there is parking adjacent to the facility. I would definitely travel to go to an event here again.

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Central Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The PAC is one of the best things about living on the Central Coast! The variety and quality of presentations is uniformly excellent.

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Thank Historynan
Nipomo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Always a treat to attend ! The acoustic is fabulous no matter where your seat is . Classical is my favorite.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

The Performing Arts Center is absolutely a state of the art performance center located on the Cal Poly University campus. The center has over 1200 seats, and as a volunteer usher, I can state that there is not a bad seat in the house. Each season offers a wide range of performances including classical music, contemporary music and dance.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I have attended many performances at the PAC and haven't had a bad seat yet, great acoustics, comfortable seats and good leg room in most seats. I have been to symphonies, classical concerts, Met live performances, comedians, live opera, drama, etc. Parking for performances is easy and free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This venue has really excellent sound. It is easy to access with a parking garage next door with elevators. Quality performances. All the seats are good.

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Attended a concert at the PAC in August. Called just days before the performance and was able to get good, comfortable seats with plenty of leg room. As mentioned in most of the reviews the acoustics are top notch. The volunteers who work as ushers are very personable, helpful and happy! Parking is free and convenient.Do not hesitate to see... More 

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