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Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo

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Many great shows to see here!

Many great and diverse acts come through Cal Poly and put on great shows. Make sure you get here... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
San Luis Obispo, California
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A wonderful introduction to a great venue!

As new residents in SLO, this was our first visit to this center. It was a wonderful introduction... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
San Luis Obispo, California
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The Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo is world-class venue, showcasing sweeping musicals and cutting-edge music. Recently updated with a state-of-art sound system, lighting and seating, the PAC has not only harnessed the transformative power of...more
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1 Grand Ave, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0441
+1 805-756-4849
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Many great and diverse acts come through Cal Poly and put on great shows. Make sure you get here early for parking it is tighter than ever with the new buildings going in. After parking head up to the front of PAC and a docent...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

As new residents in SLO, this was our first visit to this center. It was a wonderful introduction to a great venue, a place that is a significant asset not just to our community but to the surrounding region. Most of the seating is on...More

Thank jonr105
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Very much enjoyed our show at this venue. We were asked by the people behind to sit several times, unfortunately for them, I am of the mind that concerts of this magnitude are not for sitting! There were plenty of other seats they could have...More

Thank hipDawnie
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I pick and choose what I see here. Beautiful place and great organ. For single vocalists and small groups, microphones seem to be a continuous problem. It seems overdone...hard to understand lyrics and words. But, for large groups as above, great place. Sadly, many shows...More

1  Thank Liza W
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

Thank SunflowerDay
Reviewed 20 March 2017 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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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...More

Thank Steven C
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...More

2  Thank David G
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.

Thank Angelly2014
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...More

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Ger M
24 June 2017|
Response from Wanda L |
Sometimes. More likely at mid state fair, outdoor concerts, vino Robles.
2 August 2016|
Response from Historynan | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are wonderful performances all year long. Just google PAC SLO Caly Poly.