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Performing Arts Center

1 Grand Ave, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0441
+1 805-756-7222
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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
Jon R
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San Luis Obispo, California
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Gavin DeGraw

Very much enjoyed our show at this venue. We were asked by the people behind to sit several times... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Dawne M
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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.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“central coast” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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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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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 Jon R
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Reviewed 17 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 Dawne M
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Reviewed 6 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

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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

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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.

Thank Michael P
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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
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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...More

2  Thank David G
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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.

Thank Angelly2014
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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...More

Thank Calitraveler36
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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.

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