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“First rate facility”

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Appleton
Certificate of Excellence
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“First rate facility”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I've attended a wide variety of performances at this venue. The acoustics are top notch, the seats are comfortable, visiblility is good, internal traffic flows well, the staff and volunteers are friendly and competent. I'd recommend this for just about any type of stage show. Parking and restaurants are conveniently located nearby, with free on street parking within a few blocks.

Visited May 2013
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Appleton, WI
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Super Venue”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is the crown jewel in downtown Appleton, WI. It is such a great venue many premieres for the state of Wisconsin occurred at the PAC suchas Wicked, Lion Kings, to name a few.Has wide variety of performances ,from Broadway plays to intimate venues. No matter what seat you choose, you have a great view and super acoustics. We have seen Broadway plays, symphony concerts, comedians ,and folk singing groups. Plus they have many programs geared towards children so many children can go to the PAC with a school group. Plus there are many restaurants, and bars within walking distance so if you want to catch a bite to eat before the show, or go out after the show for a drink or dessert, there are many choices.

Visited July 2013
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Lucky to have this in Appleton”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Have been season ticket holders for several years! The shows brought in are fantastic. I believe the Kimberly Clark Theater, a smaller venue, could be put to better use.

Visited June 2013
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Wisconsin
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful facility with top notch shows”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This ten-year-old facility is one of the most beautiful and patron-friendly I've been in. Due to an extraordinary design, every seat gives a great view of the stage, even from the top tier. There is also a smaller stage area for more intimate performances. Lots of parking that's much less expensive than in bigger cities, as well as a wide variety of dining within walking distance. The PAC brings in first-run Broadway shows as well as other variety/musical acts and also hosts many local ballet and music productions. I've been to shows on Broadway as well as in Minneapolis, Chicago, and San Francisco and none of those facilities comes close to Appleton's PAC. (A small side note: I've never seen such beautiful bathroom facilities!)

Visited February 2013
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Wisconsin
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Love the PAC”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

My wife and I try to catch one or two plays/shows a year. The PAC is beautiful. The acoustics are wonderful. Have seen Wicked, Phantom, Jersey Boys just to name a few. So they really bring a great variety of broadway to Appleton.
One tip....try to sit in lower sections. Not sure why, but when they designed the PAC, the balcony seating is a real pain. You can only enter/exit your row from the ends, no isles in middle of the row. At 6'3" I tired of trying to crawl over people. Also, the rails inthe balcony obstruct my wife's view (5'3"). So therefore, it's worth the extra price for the lower seating.
Just go....you WILL enjoy!

Visited October 2012
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