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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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The parking lot is very adequate for parking for an event. Staff were helpful in guiding us to correct parking area. Short walk to auditorium. There were stairs and elevators... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Exeter
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The parking lot is very adequate for parking for an event. Staff were helpful in guiding us to correct parking area. Short walk to auditorium. There were stairs and elevators. The venue architecture was magnificent. It was a delight just to enjoy the beauty of the room, lobby, and outside area. It was very well kept up. Bathrooms were easy... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We most recently saw the SLO Symphony here, but we have previously seen plays, musicals, the Capitol Steps, etc. The seating is very comfortable and the acoustics are great. The whole setting is first rate.

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Thank Michael P
Big Bear Lake, California
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690 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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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Thank Steven C
San Luis Obispo, California
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 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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Thank Angelly2014
Fresno, California
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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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Thank Calitraveler36
Central Coast
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank golfers981
San Luis Obispo, California
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78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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