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Season tickets are recommended

The venue and type of shows are first rate. I would highly recommend getting season tickets, as it... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Alaska T
Anchorage, Alaska
Bernstein & beyond

My wife & I ventured out on a rainy October evening to watch a local dance troupe interpret several... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
El Valle de Anton, Panama
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
621 W 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2200
+1 907-263-2900
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

The venue and type of shows are first rate. I would highly recommend getting season tickets, as it allows you free ticket exchange, if you suddenly find yourself with a scheduling conflict. We just attended Celtic Women, which was a great show. Their "backup band"...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alaska T
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

My wife & I ventured out on a rainy October evening to watch a local dance troupe interpret several Leonard Bernstein tunes including a few from Westside Story. The performances were energetic & sometimes frenetic but always in tempo with the music. The contemplative pieces...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ltdak2016
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We are subscribers to the Anchorage Concert Association, so our family enjoys this venue multiple times a year. Comfortable and clean, with good acoustics. Super lucky to have so many quality performances come to Alaska each year, and for them to have such a quality...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laura B
Reviewed September 20, 2018

The Northern Lights movie is more or less a slideshow taken from many locations that is set to music. This 40 minute movie got old after the first 15 minutes. It’s OK if you have nothing else to do or if it’s pouring outside. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NJ2SC
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful viewing of the Aurora. The venue was clean and comfortable. Staff were friendly and helpful

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lindzie24
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Very nice presentation about the aurora including the science and beauty. Comfortable seats and the music that accompanied the visuals was beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 961leader
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The movie was excellent. It is probably as close as I will ever get to Northern Lights. It was beautiful and music that played during the presentation was perfect

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Margaret L
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

After coming out of a gift shop I heard live music in the park next to the Performance Arts Building. It was raining but still a great time. Thursday evening's have live music, food tents, beer tents and the making of a great experience!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 547garyh
Reviewed July 20, 2018

This is basically a slideshow and video clips of the aurora, taken from various locations. The film is set to nice piano, guitar, or violin music. Kind of "new age" music. 40 minutes long. It was OK for me, but not the thing I should...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 568dalef
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

The theater presents Alaska's Great Northern Lights featuring the Aurora. This is an accumulation of many night time Aurora Pictures gathered over an extended period of time. You get to see more colors than one would normally see by oneself. Amazing display.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank wayne m
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