About the PAC
The Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo is a state-of-the-art performance facility located on the beautiful Central Coast of California at the campus of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Open since September of 1996, the Performing Arts Center incorporates two main venues: the Christopher Cohan Center, including the majestic 1,286-seat Sidney Harman Hall, the 180-seat classroom Philips Hall, and the multi-purpose Pavilion that holds various capacities up to 400 people; and the 498-seat Alex & Faye Spanos Theatre.
The Artistic Mission of the Performing Arts Center is to:
To actively encourage full, broad-based facility use, featuring a schedule of varied, high quality arts events designed to serve diverse audience interests. To actively support local arts groups, providing a range of quality services, which encourage and enable them to reach their maximum potential. To promote use of the Center and its services to potential clients from outside the community, in a manner which supports and enhances local arts groups. To provide a consistent, high quality experience for the Center’s patrons and clients.