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Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 621 W 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2200
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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See the NORTHERN LIGHTS even in the summer!

Ak's great Aurora Borealis is presented in a stunning digital presentation set to an original music score. The photography is by Dave Parkhurst, who has been filming these... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2016
mnhicks55
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Sydney, Australia
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181 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 40 minute movie about the Alaska's Great Northern Lights was very boring. It started out ok, with a bit of commentary about this fascinating natural phenomenon but then it was just music and still photos with nothing else. We all agreed that it needed more commentary and variety.

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Thank Penny S
Greensboro, North Carolina
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Ak's great Aurora Borealis is presented in a stunning digital presentation set to an original music score. The photography is by Dave Parkhurst, who has been filming these northern lights since 1981. One can sit back, relax and enjoy this incredible presentation for a very small price.

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Thank mnhicks55
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Terrible. Boring. A waste of $13. Mostly still photos played to instrumental music that I would like if not played soooo loud.

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Thank maidentheshade
Anchorage, Alaska
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30 reviews
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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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Thank SarahChristineBerry
Eagle River, Alaska
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123 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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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Eagle River, Alaska
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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45 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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767 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 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 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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