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About the PAC

Christopher Cohan Center

The Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo is world-class venue, showcasing sweeping musicals and cutting-edge music for over 25 years. Recently updated with a state-of-art sound system, lighting and seating, the PAC has not only harnessed the transformative power of performance, but has also become the hub of the community. Located on the beautiful Central Coast of California, on the California Polytechnic State University campus, the PAC is comprised of several venues, including the majestic 1,286-seat Harold Miossi Hall, the 498-seat Alex & Faye Spanos Theatre, the 180-seat classroom Philips Hall, and the multi-purpose Pavilion, which holds up to 400 people. Captivating audiences for decades, the PAC transcends all boundaries to enrich the cultural lives of theatre goers, including offering a free, community-sponsored, matinee program for local students across the several counties. This opportunity has given thousands of school-age children a chance to experience artistic greatness, first-hand. From electrifying onstage artistry to fostering intellectual growth, it’s no wonder the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo has earned its reputation as one of the region’s crown jewels, offering spectacular performances and drawing crowds year after year.

1 Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405


Artistic Mission

  • To actively encourage full, broad-based facility use, featuring a schedule of varied, high quality arts events designed to serve diverse audience interests.

  • To actively support local arts groups, providing a range of quality services which encourage and enable them to reach their maximum potential.

  • To promote use of the Center and its services to potential clients from outside the community, in a manner which supports and enhances local arts groups.

  • To provide a consistent, high quality experience for the Center’s patrons and clients.


Venues in the Performing Arts Center

  • Harold Miossi Hall

  • Alex & Faye Spanos Theatre

  • Pavilion

  • Philips Hall


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