We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 621 West Sixth Ave, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-263-2900
Website
Improve this listing
Description: 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 85 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Don't miss the Aurora show

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
AuntieFloTravels
,
Scarborough, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Severance, Colorado
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scarborough, Australia
Level Contributor
182 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Texas
Level Contributor
76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gilbert, Arizona
Level Contributor
129 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We saw the Aurora film at the Alaska Center of Performing Arts. It is an amazing work that took decades to gather and produce. For those who have never seen the Northern Lights, it is a great way to see first-hand what you have been missing and most importantly, what you might expect when you have the opportunity to view... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We watched an amazing movie in the Sydney Laurence Theatre called "Aurora - Alaska's Great Northern Lights." Recommend it for ages 8+.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This amazing film is being shown at the Alaska Center of Performing Arts, in the Sydney Laurence Theater from May 24th to September 1st. The cost is $12 as I recall, and lasts 45 minutes. It is right across from Humphy's Ale House, on West 6th Street. Take the elevator to the second floor and there it is. There is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Haven, Connecticut
Level Contributor
44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a 40 minute film of Dave Parkhurst's stunning photography of the Northern LIghts which is shown hourly at the Alaska Center (Sydney Laurence theater - entrance on 6h Ave across from Humpy's Restaurant). I started out disappointed because I expected to be surrounded by lights and music and when I sat down I realized it was "just a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kill Devil Hill
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I went to the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts to see the Nutcracker over Thanksgiving weekend in 2014. I was very impressed by the architecture of the building and specifically the beauty of the auditorium. It was gorgeous. We were seated quickly, and there was a mob of people. It was a great place for an evenings entertainment.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anchorage, Alaska
Level Contributor
103 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

For the winter visitor please do,check out the Performing Art center to see what theynaremoffering. You might find traditional concerts, famous international acts, theater from Broadway or local state theater. It has three main venues I have enjoyed with different size theaters. I have seen great local actors in plays that make one laughs, cry and thinking. The chorus, chorale... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Alaska Center for the Performing Arts also viewed

 

Been to Alaska Center for the Performing Arts? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Alaska Center for the Performing Arts staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?