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Topeka Performing Arts Center

Address: 214 SE Eighth Ave., Topeka, KS 66603
Phone Number: 785-340-7786
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Ranked #4 of 10 Activities in Topeka
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The building itself is really nice. I've played in band concerts there in high school and I've seen a few plays, performances, and a concert there. The concert was Dustin Lynch, and even though I rated TPAC "excellent", it was mainly for the building and the actual stuff happening on stage. I have a few complaints, which I probably wouldn't... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

They bring in shows- but don't really think about what people want- at least that's my opinion. I would suggest they think about their ticket prices a bit- some of the shows would be great if they were a little more reasonable...

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have attended concerts, enjoyed comedians, and seen plays. Good views from all areas. Parking is a problem. Concessions are available. Had to deal with two ladies who had too much beer.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We just saw 'Chicago,' the band, last weekend and couldn't have been more surprised at what a great venue this was. Coming from out of town, we didn't realize how intimate this place is. There are theater seats, not like a sporting arena, and the floor seating is inclined so you can actually see the stage and not someone's head... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Came into Topeka to see Pat Matheny (acoustic and electric jazz music). Venue was nice, older theater with theater seating. All staff and ushers encountered were fantastically nice! Acoustics were not the best, but not sure if that was the hall or the band's set up. It was COLD in theater for performance, even with wearing my coat.

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Topeka, Kansas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

There are many great performances, dance recitals, Nutcrackers, corporate training sessions, children's programming, etc. held at TPAC. Guests come from hours away to see a concert. Pricing is comparable to other venues and usually set by the promoter rather than TPAC.

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Bunch, Oklahoma
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A beautiful facility, Judy Collins and Don McLean were excellent and presented in a wonderful way. I just don't appreciate being told I can't dance or take pictures. McLean said do it anyway so we did.

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Topeka, Kansas
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a Topeka staple. I went to see a circus at 7 then I went to see the Harlem Globetrotters with my Dad (at 13), saw plays by Karen Hastings Player's, took the grandson to see Golden Dragons Acrobats, oh, just so many many things to see and watch at this landmark! I can't forget the volunteers! A great... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

There is reason to go to the TPAC!!! Went once for Larry the Cable Guy and it was the worst show I have ever seen. Seats are uncomfortable and layout is not great. Why do people find him funny and why can't Topeka book some good gigs! I think the residents of Topeka are craving some good entertainment besides all... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The place was filled to the brim with excited dancers of all ages ready to entertain. The costumes were colorful, the choreography was brilliant, and the crowd was enthusiastic. It takes an entire year for the dancers to prepare for their moment in the spot lights. Some wonderful talent was on display for adoring eyes to see. It's a good... More 

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