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Soka Performing Arts Center

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Good venue in the middle of an interesting college campus

The art center is located in the interesting Soka University campus which is worth visiting for its... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
A South County Gem

This is a small, but delightful venue on a beautiful campus. The students provide transportation... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
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1 University Dr, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-8081
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

The art center is located in the interesting Soka University campus which is worth visiting for its own sake. I recommend getting on the center's mailing list since they offer a variety of interesting concerts: - Chinese acrobats, folk singers, classical piano soloists, choral groups,...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is a small, but delightful venue on a beautiful campus. The students provide transportation from the parking lot to the theater so it is very convenient for patrons with mobility issues. The volunteers are extremely welcoming and helpful, but the performances that we have...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This festival is so much fun! With performances all day long at different spots including the Performing Arts Center. Great experience tasting different foods and watching many performances!

Thank sorianosb
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

This was our second time coming for a jazz musician and both were great. Almost impossible to get a bad seat at this venue.

Thank Desiree R
Reviewed January 2, 2017

I'm an alumni of Soka university of america. The acoustics of this PAC was designed by the same designer responsible for the Disney concert hall. During my time as a student, we've held Ted x events, seen performances from prestigious performers like Yoyo Ma, Herbie...More

Thank Wing N
Reviewed September 7, 2016

If you get a chance to tour this campus you won't be sorry. Its amazing and tranquil and just gorgeous. They have a performance arts center that features local talent, go early and walk around the campus.

Thank Susan Haines L
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Soka University and its classy Performing Arts Center are nestled in an alluring and panoramic hill in Aliso Viejo. The view is stunning from there. We make an effort to arrive much earlier than the time for the concert or performance so we may enjoy...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is a great venue for traditional and vocal music because of the superb acoustics. I was lucky enough to catch the Handel and Haydn Society concert and you could hear every beautiful note. We went to the all-you-can eat dinner at the Soka Bistro...More

Thank pixide
Reviewed June 16, 2016

I've attended concerts and lectures at the Soka Performing Arts Center. While it's off the beaten trail, it is a lovely venue with ample parking.

Thank Heather P
Reviewed April 4, 2016

Located on the serenely beautiful campus of Soka University, this hidden gem is designed by the same architect that designed the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Superb acoustics and an up close and personal feel to the theater. Attended Storm Large concert at this venue and...More

1  Thank Victoria M
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