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Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 621 West Sixth Ave, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-263-2900
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Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (The Center), a non-profit...

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.

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Performance Center

A nice venue for major perforances. The Alaska Center for the performing arts has three theaters. The biggest Atwood concert hall, discovery theatre, and the smallest Sydney... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
SarahChristineBerry
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

A nice venue for major perforances. The Alaska Center for the performing arts has three theaters. The biggest Atwood concert hall, discovery theatre, and the smallest Sydney Lawrence Hall.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

What a wonderful venue for Alaskans and our visitors. We attended the opening night of the Anchorage Opera in the Center for the Performing Arts Discovery Theatre. The acoustics are excellent; seating and access for those with disabilities is easy and plentiful; and the venue is intimate. Audrey Babcock (mezzo-soprano) and Kirk Dougherty were wonderful as Carmen and Don Jose,... More 

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Thank Live2TravelReview
Eagle River, Alaska
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Well, there ARE some great other arts venues in the ANC, but you gotta face it, the PAC has the BIG shows: Anchorage Opera, Anchorage Symphony, Anchorage Concert Association, Perseverance Theater, and all the BIG shows in Anchorage. Forget the carpet haters, it's totally rad.

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Thank MartinEldred
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Just had a few hours to tour Anchorage before beginning our cruise and wanted to make the most of that time. Took in the first showing of the Aurora Lights and it was amazing. A guide at the visitor center said he had seen the real thing and he thought the show was better because when you go in person... More 

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Thank Cathryn C
Burbank, California
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693 reviews
239 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

It is located in downtown Anchorage. We saw the Aurora show there ($13 per ticket). They have many photo display showing all these amazing views!! Of course, they are for sale and many other souvenir. About the show.... I will say it is more like a "slideshow". No interview with the photographer or any kind of documentary. Only photos and... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Was able to squeeze in a show during our mid-June Alaska tour. Would have preferred to view actual Aurora Borealis but was glad to have been able to fit in this "best of" photography and video. The photographer Dave Parkhurst was there before the show so we were able to talk to him about his experiences. There was a display... More 

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Thank Barbara R
Severance, Colorado
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

I was really looking forward to Aurora. The pictures displayed in the waiting area were amazing. Sadly, the show was underwhelming. Little information or commentary on the Northern Lights and simple 30 - second segments of set locations, one after another. Could have been excellent if it was on an Imax screen. Score was pretty good but I think half... More 

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Scarborough, Australia
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200 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Centre has an Aurora movie showing on the hour every hour from 9am to 9pm. I think from memory it only costs about $6 but is well worth it if you are in Anchorage during the summer and can't see the aurora. The movie is put together from photographs taken by Dave Parkhurst a local aurora enthusiast who has... More 

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Thank AuntieFloTravels
Arlington, Texas
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82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The ACP offers many chances to see wonderful performances. The auditorium is great and the sound system is impressive. Comfortable seats. Clean bathrooms.

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Thank packmysuitcase81
Gilbert, Arizona
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135 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice building. Seems to have some nice shows at times. Show playing for us was "Aurora". Boring, and not so entertaining.

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