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Address: 214 SE Eighth Ave., Topeka, KS 66603
Phone Number: 785-340-7786
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Best venue in Topeka

TPAC is a very nice venue that you can take the whole family to. We took our daughters to their first play there and have been visiting over the years. They have a wide variety... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Robert S
Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

TPAC is a very nice venue that you can take the whole family to. We took our daughters to their first play there and have been visiting over the years. They have a wide variety of performers in addition to school programs. It is a great community asset. Check the schedule and go to a show.

Thank Robert S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We've seen several shows here (concerts, musicals, plays, comedians) and we have never been disappointed. Floor seats are great, but there's nothing wrong with the upper seats.

Thank 522703
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Went to go see the Topeka Symphony Orchestra - they were having kind of an off night, and the audience was clearly not familiar with the way a symphony works (eg clapping between movements), but overall it was a lovely evening!

Thank Chelsea W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

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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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...

Thank Barrett3887
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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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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
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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.

Thank Psychdrk
Topeka, Kansas
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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.

Thank Virginia825
Bunch, Oklahoma
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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.

Thank Darrel-Carol

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