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“Enjoy the show”

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
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Owner description: Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (The Center), a non-profit organization contracted by the Municipality of Anchorage, manages the Center. The Center schedules space use in the building, provides production management and technical expertise, sells tickets, and provides services for more than 240,000 patrons who enjoy the facility annually.
Dallas, Texas
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95 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Enjoy the show”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts (or PAC as we call it) is in it's 25th year in downtown Anchorage. We have been enjoying shows there for almost 15-years and during that time it seems to have aged very well. The main theater is large enough host Broadway productions such as The Lion King, yet intimate enough that almost every seat is a good seat. The acoustics are excellent throughout, even in the "nosebleed" section. Although it may be considered small for a performing arts center, that's a good thing. I would suggest staying away from the upper balcony though, as if you can afford to get a little closer it is worth the extra price. Bottled water is allowed inside the theater, and the restrooms are ample enough that during intermission there may be lines but they always move fast enough to make it back to your seats on time. I also like it that before the shows, EACH ticket window is actually staffed! That makes it easy to collect "will call" tickets without having to stand in a long line, and I really appreciate that. I am very happy to have such a great place to see concerts, Broadway, and one man shows in Anchorage. (I must also plug the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra here, as they put on fantastic shows in the PAC as well.)

Visited February 2014
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Wasilla, Alaska
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269 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

I have been to the PAC on a variety of trips. As a date spot, the symphony is first class. The staff is always friendly and willing to assist. As a teacher, class field trips are always a great way to expose children to the great cultural opportunities that they normally do not get to experience. If you visit in the winter, you get to see some really great ice carvings outside of the building in Town Square.

Visited February 2014
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Anchorage, Alaska
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Adjacent to Town Square”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

You can see what will be here by going to CenterTix and ordering tickets (that you can print at home just like a boarding pass) for many performances. While it is downtown, it is not completely wheelchair accessible--there are a limited number of w/c seating areas.
Parking is a bit of a problem. There is a large city garage about a block away but there really isn't a good drop-off area.
There are three different theaters so you need to know where you are going as you sometimes have to go outside to get from on to another.
The adjacent Town Square sometimes has activities going on but I would be careful of TS after dark--sometimes you have wild crowd down there.
There are several nice restaurants in the area to enjoy before or after a performance. Within easy walking distance of the Fifth Avenue Mall and several major hotels.

Visited December 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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250 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Good Venue for Opera, musicals, symphony”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

This complex of theaters was built at the height of the oil boom in the 1980s. I have seen operas, symphony concerts, traveling Broadway shows, and the annual Nutcracker. For a community this size, it is a terrific arts complex.

Visited November 2013
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Wasilla, Alaska
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Helpful Staff”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Came in and asked a ton of questions and staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Although they didn't have any shows that night the staff gave us information for upcoming event.

Visited October 2013
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