Community Access to the PAC San Luis Obispo provided by the FoundationFoundation for the Performing Art Center – San Luis Obispo | To elevate the ARTS in our Community
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Local Performing Arts Groups

One of the primary reasons the PAC was created was to provide a world-class venue for local performing arts groups.

We promote local groups’ performances in the PAC and financially support community group access.


Is your organization a nonprofit? If so, you may qualify for discounted rental fees at the PAC.


The PAC is available to rent by individuals, commercial businesses, schools, nonprofit organizations and agencies of government. For more information about rental rates and usage policies please call the PAC office at (805)756–7222.


We help get the word out about your upcoming performances in the PAC.

Ways the Foundation will promote your event:

  • List it on our annual printed calendar of PAC events
  • Send an e-story to our 10,000+ mailing list
  • Share it on our social media
  • Display fliers or season brochures at local events

Let us know about your upcoming event: Contact Us or call (805) 541-5401

These advocacy programs are made available by donations through the Foundation and are vital to keeping local artists onstage at the PAC.

Schools, Teachers & Students

The Foundation provides funds to support PAC Outreach’s School Matinee Series.

The School Matinee Performances program allows thousands of local children from public, private and home schools an opportunity to attend performances at the PAC during the school day.

Thanks to gifts from Members of the Foundation, the PAC will not be charging admission for students, teachers and chaperones to attend school matinees presented by PAC Outreach!

Area schools currently participating in the School Matinee Program

Reserve your seats for a 2017-2018 School Matinee Performance today.

General Audience

The Foundation works with Cal Poly and the City of San Luis Obispo to provide our community affordable access to the PAC, both as performers and audience members.

Did you know?

The partners’ contributions to the PAC’s operating budget total more than $1.7 million annually and help reduce the price of admission.

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Thank you for your patronage of the PAC!

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“The Foundation for the Performing Arts Center

is essential to the success of The Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo. We are a performing arts organization and only viable when we are producing work for the public in a professional and accessible way. The Foundation helps our non profit do just that, for that reason we and the community are forever thankful.”

Andrew Silvaggio, Artistic Director of The Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo

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