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You’ll find many of your questions answered below. If you need additional help or information, please reach out to us.

Where is the PAC?

The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts occupies the entire block between 5th and 6th Avenues, and between F and G Streets in downtown Anchorage.

The Alaska PAC has two separate lobbies. The Lorene Harrison Lobby (Parkside lobby) services the Atwood Concert Hall and is located on the F Street side of the building facing Town Square Park with entrances off of 5th and 6th Avenues. The Carr-Gottstein Lobby (South lobby) services the Discovery Theatre, the Sydney Laurence Theatre, and the Voth Hall and is located on 6th Avenue adjacent to Kaladi Brothers across from Humpy’s Restaurant.

Where should I park?

Public parking is available in several sheltered garages and open-air lots within one block of the PAC. Please obey all posted signs when parking downtown.

How do I join your mailing list?

You can sign up for our event mailing list here.

When you join, you can indicate the genres of performing arts that interest you. We then send notifications of upcoming performing arts events that coincide with your interests.

What is the dress code for the Alaska PAC?

Casual clothing is acceptable for all events.

Although not required, patrons of the arts frequently dress up for opening nights and gala events.

Are children allowed into events?

Policies regarding children vary. Some venues have a blanket policy about children. Others vary by show.

For events at the Alaska PAC, it is strongly recommended that children under 6 years of age attend family events specifically described as such by the presenting organization only. Except when posted, all patrons, including children and babies, must have a ticket for admittance. Please check the information posted in the event description for specific information.

Do you have a coat check?

The Alaska PAC offers a coat check service from October 1 through May 1.

Other venues should be contacted directly about their coat check facilities.

Are bags allowed in the theater?

Although bags are allowed on the premises of the Alaska PAC, they are subject to search.

At the discretion of the venue’s representatives, bags may be required to be checked during the performance and not allowed into the theatre.

Can we bring food to the theater?

Generally, food that is purchased off site is not allowed inside the venue.

Although concessions are available for most events at the Alaska PAC, food is not allowed in the seating area of the theatres. Bottled water, purchased from the concessionaire, is permitted in all performance spaces.

May I bring my camera or video camera to the show?

Cameras, video cameras and other recording devices are not allowed inside the performance spaces of the Alaska PAC.

Any photographic, video or recording devices discovered inside the theatres may be confiscated. Exceptions to this policy will be posted in the event description.

Can I bring my own recording device?

Audio recording is strictly prohibited in the Alaska PAC.

Any recording devices brought into the theatre may be confiscated. Please remember that copyright laws are federal laws and carry strict penalties when broken. Many artists provide their own merchandise including performance recordings for sale in the lobby of the venue.

Can I use my electronic cigarette during a show?

In accordance with Anchorage Municipal Code 16.65, the public is prohibited from smoking within 20 feet of all exterior doors and inside the building.

The Alaska PAC applies this prohibition to electronic cigarettes as well as all devices that produce smoke or vapor for individual use.

If I arrive late, will I still be able to get into the theatre?

Late seating is determined by the presenter of the event.

When the presenter permits late seating, the stage manager signals the house manager that it is OK to let people into the theatre. When the presenter prohibits late seating, ushers prevent entry into the theatre until intermission (if there is an intermission). These late seating policies also apply to patrons who leave the theatre for any reason during the performance. A video screen is positioned outside the seating area so you can watch the performance in progress as you wait to be seated.

What happens if there is an emergency at the event?

The staff of the Alaska PAC has been trained to assist during a variety emergencies. Please bring all emergency situations to the attention of staff as soon as possible.

EMERGENCY Fire Exits: Numerous convenient and clearly marked fire exits are located in all areas of the Alaska PAC. Please note the nearest exit as you take your seat. In case of emergency, the ushers will direct an orderly evacuation.

First Aid: Contact the nearest usher or venue representative.

How do I get in touch with your lost and found?

The staff at the Alaska PAC searches for lost items after each and every performance.

If you have lost something in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, please contact us and provide as much information as you can. Please include the event date and time, and your seating area for the event.

Where can I buy tickets?

CenterTix sells tickets online at, at the ticket office of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts and over the phone at 907-263-ARTS (2787)

For business hours, contact information and office locations, please visit our CenterTix contact page.

During regular business hours, all transactions are handled by phone, email and chat only.

Walkup ticket sales are available immediately prior to events or by appointment only. The ticket office opens 90 minutes prior to most ticketed events at the PAC.

Are there any charges or fees associated with ticket prices?

CenterTix has some of the lowest fees in the industry.

Because our fees are exactly the same online as they are over the phone and at our ticketing office, you can choose the most convenient shopping option for your busy lifestyle.

For more information view our ticket fees page.

What is Will Call?

Choose "Will Call" if you would like to pick up your tickets in person.

Will Call tickets may be picked up at the event within 1 hour of the start time. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to curtain when picking up tickets. Remember, an ID is required to pick up tickets.

Why do I have to show my ID when I pick up tickets?

We want to make sure that the person who purchased the tickets is the one who receives the tickets. Exceptions can be made by contacting CenterTix prior to the event.

Someone else is picking up my Will Call tickets. What do I need to do to make it easier for them?

We can leave Will Call tickets under an alternate name only at the request of the ticket buyer. Please contact CenterTix and provide the name of the person who will be arriving with photo ID to pick up the tickets. Please provide the order number when possible.

My tickets are waiting for me at Will Call. How early should I arrive to claim my tickets?

We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the performance to claim tickets as there may be a line of people waiting to purchase or pick up their tickets as well.

I purchased my tickets through CenterTix but the performance is in another venue. Where and when should I pick up my Will Call tickets?

Usually, Will Call tickets will be available at the venue at least 30 minutes prior to the event start time. Exceptions will be posted on the performance description. Check the event description or contact CenterTix for more detailed information about performances at unusual locations.

What is a subscription ticket?

A subscription ticket is purchased in a special promotion that includes tickets to several events.

A subscription package usually consists of tickets to three or more shows presented by the same organization. Often these tickets are sold at a discount and come with additional subscriber benefits. Not all event presenters offer subscription tickets.

View our subscriptions page for current season packages.

Why do babies need tickets?

For most events, babies need tickets to enter the theatre.

Parents may hold children younger than two (2) years on their laps. Exceptions are determined on a show-by-show basis by the event’s organizer.

The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts recommends that children six (6) and younger are brought to family events and events specifically designed for children only. When young children come to an event, the accompanying adult is responsible for making sure the youngster does not disturb other audience members.

How do I print my tickets?

If you selected “[email protected]” or “SmartPhone” delivery, you have a couple options.

Option One — Open the tickets from the order confirmation email.

  • Opening your tickets is easiest when images are loaded. If images are blocked, find the link to download them at the top of the email message.

  • For SmartPhone tickets, the link to your tickets is located below the order number and reads "Mobile Tickets." From your smartphone, follow this link to download your tickets.

  • For [email protected] tickets, the link reads “Print Your Tickets.” Follow this link to open your tickets. Print this entire document (one page per ticket).

Option Two — Open your tickets online from your CenterTix account.

  • If you purchased your tickets online, you can log into your account.

  • Under "Recent Orders," select the order you wish to print. The link to your tickets is in the “Shipping Details” section of your order.

Please contact us directly if you need assistance.

How do I forward mobile tickets to a friend?

The link to forward a mobile ticket to a friend is under the QR code of each mobile ticket.

Pressing the “forward to a friend” link opens a new window that displays each ticket that is eligible for forwarding. Check all the tickets that you want to forward to the same email address and enter the destination email address. Press send. It's that easy.

Please be sure to enter the recipient’s address correctly. Alerting your friend in advance that you are sending the ticket is recommended. Tickets that are not received due to full inboxes or address errors cannot be resent.

How do Apple Wallet tickets work?

If you have an Apple device, you can store your tickets in your Apple Wallet.

Apple Wallet tickets are available for all shows that allow electronic tickets. If you select “[email protected]” or “Smartphone” delivery for your tickets when you order them, you will be able to add your tickets to your Apple Wallet from the order confirmation email.

  • From you Apple device:

  • Open you order confirmation email.

  • Press “load images” at the top of the email message.

  • In the “Tickets” section of the email message, press the "Apple Wallet" icon next to each of the tickets you want to store in your Apple Wallet. You will repeat this step for each ticket you want to add to your wallet.

  • Follow the prompts each time you press the Apple Wallet icon.

  • The next time you open your Apple Wallet app on your device, you will find your tickets sorted by performance date.

How can I improve my online ticket purchasing experience?

We are always eager to improve our services and implement new ideas.

We’ve learned a few tricks that often lead to success. Please see if these ideas help you today.

Please enable popups. This allows useful information to be displayed in a new window to assist you.

Please enable cookies. This allows the shopping cart to keep track of your tickets.

Please refresh your screen. Pressing the "refresh" icon or CTRL+R is an excellent way to refresh your current page.

Please check for any browser updates. Often, known issues can be resolved by installing the latest updates to your device.

If you would like some additional help, please contact us directly for assistance.

I didn't receive my order confirmation email (or my electronic tickets). What should I do?

Check your spam or junk email folder.

If you purchased your tickets online at, you can log into your account and download your tickets directly from the website.

If you need assistance, please contact us directly. Please have your order number ready if possible. We can double-check the email address provided during the purchase process and resend the confirmation to you.

I cannot remember my password, what should I do?

CenterTix can send you a password reset email.

If you cannot remember your password, enter your email address in the email/username field of the "Sign In" page and click the “Forgot your Password?” link located next to the login button. A password reset email will be sent to you.

You might need to check your spam or junk folder for this email. Please contact us for additional help.

When I press "Place Order" I get an error message. Is my order complete?

Successful orders end with an “Order Placed” screen that clearly states that “Your order is complete.”

If your order did not complete and you received an error message, please press the “More Info” button for more information and recommendations.

For best results, please contact us. We want to help.

My tickets were lost or stolen. What should I do?

CenterTix can reprint your tickets and hold the replacements at Will Call.

Please contact us with as much of this information as possible:

  • order number

  • place of purchase

  • name of the purchaser

  • payment information (e.g. last 4 digits of the credit card number, payment total, etc.)

  • event name including day, date and time of the show

  • number of tickets purchased

  • approximate seat location purchased

Once we find a matching transaction, the lost tickets will be reprinted and placed in will call for you. A reprint fee of $1.00 per reprinted ticketed will be collected when the replacement tickets are picked up.

I have a youth ticket but an adult is going to use it instead. Is this OK?

Please bring the ticket to the ticket office so we may exchange the ticket to reflect the adult price and include the Municipality of Anchorage fee.

The MOA requires that all adults pay this fee. The difference in the total price of the ticket will also be collected at the time of the exchange.

I can't use my tickets. How do I get a refund?

All ticket sales through CenterTix are final. Refunds are only available for cancelled or rescheduled performances.

During the current pandemic, refunds are also available for people who are ill on the day of event, or who cannot otherwise fulfill any entry protocols.

Refund requests must be processed prior to the performance start time. Please allow time for staff to contact you to complete the refund prior to the start of the event. Requests received prior to the event that have not been fully resolved before the event starts might still be eligible for an in-store credit that can be used on your next purchase instead of a refund.

If you are unable to use your tickets and you do not qualify for a refund, you may still have several options available to you:

  • Donate the value of your tickets back to the event presenter. Many of our non-profit arts partners will use the funds from your donation to help fulfill their mission in our community.

  • Exchange the tickets. Many tickets are eligible for exchange. Please call CenterTix at 907-263-ARTS (2787) to see if your tickets are eligible or visit our ticket exchange page for more information.

  • Resell the tickets. Alaska has no statutes banning the resale of tickets.

  • Gift the tickets. Gifting the tickets to someone else will show your friends and family how much you care as well as put a smile on someone’s face.

What is a stream?

A stream is a live or pre-recorded video of a performance that you watch online.

How does streaming work on CenterTix?

When browsing CenterTix, some events are labeled as “Streaming” or “Virtual Event".

To get your access to a stream, select “Purchase Stream” next to the event you want to watch. You’ll login to your CenterTix account and enter your credit card info as you complete your purchase. Later, you will watch the stream from your CenterTix account.

An email reminder will be sent to you the day of your stream that links to the login page. Once you login to your CenterTix account, you’ll be able to access your stream with the “Launch Stream” button next to the date and time of the stream you are watching.

Will all events be streamed?

Not all events will be streamed. Some events will continue to perform before a live audience only. Some events will only stream to a virtual audience whereas some will be mixed with both a live audience and a virtual audience.

Where can I watch?

Our streams are currently viewable in the United States only.

What devices can I stream on?

You can stream on any device that has an internet connection and a browser. This includes your desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet, and smartphone. You can also stream via the systems explained down below.

Minimum Requirements
A device with a stable internet connection and an internet browser that can log into your CenterTix account.

Can I watch a stream on my TV?

If you regularly cast videos from the internet to your TV, you can use the same process to access a stream. People regularly access our streams via their Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and other web-enabled devices.

Can I buy a stream for someone else?

You cannot buy a stream for someone else. When you purchase a stream, it will be accessed from your account. If someone is not watching the stream with you, they will need to buy their own stream.

Can I buy more than one stream for the same performance?

No, please purchase only one stream per performance. Only one stream can be watched from your account at a time.

How can I buy a stream and a live ticket?

Please purchase each stream individually and then purchase all your live theater tickets together in a different order.

Streams cannot be purchased with other tickets, and multiple streams cannot be purchased in one order.

Do I have to watch the stream at a certain time?

Yes, your stream access has a designated time and a limited viewing window. Anyone joining the stream late will miss everything that played before joining the stream.

When will I be able to watch the stream?

You can check the start time of a stream by logging into your CenterTix account. Access will be granted to the stream at that time. We recommend logging into your CenterTix account at least several minutes ahead of time. This will give you plenty of time to connect, and trouble shoot as needed.

Where can I find my stream access?

Make sure you are logged into your CenterTix account, and you’ll find a list of your upcoming streams above your recent orders.

Why do I need a CenterTix account?

You will watch the stream from your CenterTix account.

I forgot my password, what do I do?

Please use the "Forgot your Password?" link on the CenterTix login page. A password reset email will be sent immediately to your email account.

Can I share my account?

No, your account is unique to you and it cannot be shared. Friends must create their own account and purchase their own access to a stream.

I didn't get a stream access email message. What do I do?

First, please check your spam folder (MailGuard for GCI customers) in case your confirmation email was filtered. If you still cannot find a confirmation email, please login to your CenterTix account. You should see your stream listed above your “recent orders” list. If not, please reach out to us using our chat feature, or send us a message from our CenterTix contact page. You can also call us at 907-263-ARTS (907-263-2787).

If I need to step away from the stream in progress, will I lose my place?

If you pause the stream for less than 5 minutes you will be able to restart it at the point that you paused the stream.

What if my internet isn’t high speed?

We recommend pausing the stream for 30 seconds to a minute to allow a buffer to build up on your device. This should keep the stream from being interrupted due to any slowness with your network.

What should I do if I have technical difficulty while watching a stream?

Centertix staff will be standing by to answer your questions during every streamed performance. Call us at 907-263-ARTS (2787). You can also use the chat feature on our website to contact a representative.

I can see the streaming window but the stream will not play. What do I do?

You may want to reboot your device by powering it off and restarting it.

Certain adware blockers and other types of blockers can interfere with live stream events. Turning off these blockers before re-accessing the stream could help.

If you are using a VPN you may also experience an issue validating your stream credentials. This impacts some VPN providers but not all. If you are seeing an issue, you might disconnect from your VPN to see if that allows you access.

What happens if I lose connection and need to log back in? Will I still be able to watch the stream?

Yes, as long as you’re logging in from the same device you will be able to re-connect.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?

All sales are final and non-refundable. If you are having an issue viewing your stream, please contact us immediately through the chat in the bottom right of your screen or send us a message from our CenterTix contact page or call us at 907-263-ARTS (907-263-2787).

What if I miss my stream?

Options are extremely limited, please call CenterTix at 907-263-ARTS (907-263-2787) as soon as you realize you missed a stream to see what might be possible.

Are scooters allowed in the theatre?

Scooters are allowed in designated areas. These seats are marked in the seat selection map.

Select seats labeled with a wheelchair icon to choose these seats.

Please check the "Accessible Services" tab in the description of each show for information about appropriate seat locations for audience members seated in a scooter. For example:

Exception: A standard scooter device cannot be accommodated in rows E and H at the front of the Atwood Concert Hall.

To ensure that emergency egress remains unimpeded, scooters are not allowed to rest in the aisles of the theatre. Anyone transferring to a theatre seat is encouraged to transfer to a wheelchair in the lobby before entering the theatre.

Does the Alaska PAC have public elevators?

The Alaska PAC has elevators to all levels of all theatres.

For the Atwood Concert Hall, the elevator is located in the Lorene Harrison Lobby, which faces Town Square Park (at F Street between 5th and 6th Avenues).

For the Discovery Theatre, Sydney Laurence Theatre and Voth Hall, the elevators are located in the Carr-Gottstein Lobby, which faces 6th Avenue between F and G Streets. Each theatre has its own elevator that is clearly marked at street level.

How do I purchase a wheelchair-accessible seat?

All event spaces of the Alaska PAC have wheelchair-accessible seats on all levels and in all price categories.

CenterTix is committed to serving our customers who experience a disability or who have special needs. Wheelchair-accessible seats are available to patrons who will remain in a scooter or wheelchair for the event. These seats are available online at, over the phone at 907-263-ARTS or in person at the CenterTix ticket office.

When you purchase tickets over the phone or at the ticket office, please inform the sales agent of your needs. When you purchase tickets online, select the performance you wish to see and then press on the area of the map where you would like to sit. Wheelchair accessible seats are marked with wheelchair icon.

If the event is General Admission (with no assigned seats), you may purchase any ticket and choose appropriate seats when you arrive for the event. To communicate any special needs or concerns, please contact CenterTix at 907-263-2787 or send an email to [email protected].

If all seats designated as wheelchair accessible are already sold, how can a patron in a wheelchair be accommodated?

Please contact CenterTix staff to help select an alternate seat that may serve your needs.

What happens to the wheelchair if a patron transfers to a permanent seat?

The patron’s wheelchair is moved by an usher to a lobby space as close as possible, out of the way of safety evacuation routes.

Who can help me get a complimentary wheelchair for use inside the building?

During events, the House Manager can arrange a wheelchair for an audience member’s use while visiting the Alaska PAC. Please inquire at the ticket office or with any usher for assistance locating the House Manager. If arranged in advance, please contact CenterTix at 907-263-2787 or send us a message.

What is our Accessible Services Program (ASP)?

CenterTix and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts has an Accessible Services Program to better serve patrons who experience disabilities. It is our goal to provide a fully enjoyable experience to all patrons.

View our Accessibility page for more information regarding the services.

What is the Center's policy on Service Animals?

Only service dogs and ponies are welcome. Service animals are not allowed to sit in the aisles. If your dog cannot sit under your seat, please contact CenterTix to find an appropriate seat location that has sufficient space beside it to accommodate your service dog.

How early should I arrive?

Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to curtain in order to arrange your parking needs and enter the theatre in time for the show. The theatres generally open for seating 30 minutes before curtain.

I already have tickets but now I need a different seat to accommodate a disability. What should I do?

CenterTix is happy to exchange seats to an more accessible seat as long as such seats are available. Check our ticket exchange page for more information.

Is there a wheelchair-accessible entrance to the theatres?

All theatres have accessible areas for seating. Some require entrance through designated doors. Please contact CenterTix for details.

What is the Pace Door?

The Pace Door is a separate entrance to the Atwood Concert Hall that allows patrons with disabilities direct access to the front of the theater. Only the front row of section 700 and the aisle between sections 500 and 700 are accessible through this door.

The Pace Door is located on 5th Avenue between F and G Streets and is only open to the public immediately prior to an event in the Atwood Concert Hall. We recommend that you wait in the Lorene Harrison Lobby until the house is officially opened by the presenter which usually occurs 30 minutes prior to curtain. An announcement will be made in the lobby once the house is open for seating. The Pace Door does not provide direct access to restroom facilities or concessions.

Is there an usher standing outside the Pace door or do you knock or what?

An usher is stationed just inside the Pace Door immediately prior to and during Atwood Concert Hall events. Latecomers who arrive after the show begins should come to the Harrison Lobby first to alert staff to meet them at the Pace Door.

What is the best seating for people who experience disabilities?

The best seats will vary depending upon individual needs. When in doubt, CenterTix staff is ready to assist with choosing the best seating for you and your guests.

CenterTix does not hold seats for people with disabilities. Instead all seats are available at all ticket sales locations including online.

For general admission shows, please purchase any seat to ensure admission. You may wish to contact CenterTix to communicate your needs. We will then pass this information to the event staff to help make your experience as enjoyable as possible.

For shows with reserved seating, seats that have been designated as appropriate for individuals with disabilities are labeled accordingly.

  • Seats designated for use by individuals with a mobility disability or that can accommodate a person seated in a wheelchair or scooter are labelled with a wheelchair icon.

  • For ASL interpreted performances, seats that offer a view of the interpreter and are designated for use by individuals who are deaf are labeled with an "i".

  • For patrons who experience some hearing loss, listening devices are available for use in the Atwood Concert Hall, Discovery Theatre, and Sydney Laurence Theatre. Please visit the house manager podium to obtain a headset.

  • Some patrons experience limited vision and need to be seated as close to the stage as possible. In these cases, select seats as close to the top of the map as possible to get the seats closest to the stage.

If you need assistance selecting seats, CenterTix staff will make every effort to fulfill your special requests. Please contact us at 907-263-ARTS (2787) or submit an Accessibility Request.

What is the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts doing to reduce the risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus when attending an event?

Our mitigation plan begins the moment you get your ticket and ends when you have left the PAC.

  • If you are sick, please stay home. Please perform your own health assessment for you and your guests before leaving for the PAC. Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should stay home. Contact CenterTix for a refund as soon as you know you will not attend due to illness.

  • Arrival times will be shared with all ticket buyers the week of the show in our “reminder email.” To help prevent congestion both inside and outside the facility, please make every effort to arrive at the recommended time.

  • All visitors are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 completed at least 2 weeks prior to the event or a negative result for a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event.

  • All visitors are required to wear face masks over the nose and mouth at all times while in the facility. Our staff will be wearing masks too. If you do not have a mask, the PAC has a free one for you.

  • High touch surfaces such as door handles, hand rails and theatre seats are cleaned and disinfected before each event.

  • Restrooms and other high traffic areas are cleaned and disinfected regularly during and between each public event.

  • Water fountains are disabled to help maintain public health.

  • Queues for services such as concessions and restrooms have been marked to help streamline services.

  • Concession menus are limited to provide quicker service, and cashless payments are preferred.

  • Coat check is closed. Please bring only what you can keep with you throughout the event.

  • Capacity has returned to 100% for most events. A few events continue to perform at 50% capacity.

If I am sick on the day of a show, what should I do?

Please stay home and take care of yourself.

Please also notify the box office as soon as you realize that you cannot attend. Everyone who notifies the box office in advance that they will miss a show due to illness or other COVID-19 concerns will be given a full refund for their tickets. Please call 907-263-ARTS (2787) or send an email to [email protected] or use our online refund request form.

If I have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 recently but I am not showing any symptoms, can I still come to an event?

If you are vaccinated, you can still attend an event.

Because of the current high transmission of the Delta variant in Alaska, you should consider taking a COVID-19 test.

Unvaccinated people who have come into close contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within 14 days of the event are strongly encouraged to stay home.

Close contacts include everyone you live with as well as anyone who has been closer to you than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes. Even if you and a close contact were wearing masks at all times, it is considered a close contact.

Please contact the box office as soon as you realize that you cannot attend due to COVID-19 exposure. Everyone notifying the box office for this reason in advance of the show will be given a full refund. Please call 907-263-ARTS (2787) or send an email to [email protected] or use our online refund request form now.

What are COVID-19 symptoms?

COVID-19 is a new illness and information about it is being updated regularly. Some infectious people never develop symptoms.

If you have any of the following symptoms that cannot be attributed to other known medical conditions, please stay home and seek medical assistance.

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Other respiratory problems

  • Loss of taste

  • Loss of smell

The Municipality of Anchorage is hosting a list of resources on their website for anyone impacted by COVID-19 within Anchorage. The list includes a link to testing sites.

Am I required to have a COVID-19 vaccination to attend?

No, vaccination is not required. For events at the PAC, instead of a vaccination record you can bring proof of a negative test result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event.

If you are vaccinated, please bring your vaccination record and your identification. Please remember that your vaccination must be complete at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

I lost my vaccination card. What should I do?

Please contact your vaccine provider for a replacement record. If you were vaccinated at one of the State of Alaska's vaccination centers, you can request your vaccine record with this form.

Do children have to pass a COVID-19 test to see an event at the PAC?

Yes, for most events. Unvaccinated people of all ages must show proof of a negative test result from a COVID-19 test taken within the last 72 hours to enter the PAC. A small number of events do not require testing for unvaccinated people under age 18. Please visit the event description for the show you are attending for details.

This temporary requirement will be lifted as soon as prudently possible.

Where can I get a COVID-19 test?

Any COVID-19 test provider can assist. Home tests that are not administered by a provider do not qualify. Please be sure to take the test within 72 hours of the show.

Proof of a negative test result will be required for all unvaccinated people attending events at the PAC. The test result can be printed or digital.

The Municipality of Anchorage maintains a list of free testing sites.

On the day before your show, you can take a rapid test at Team One. Rapid tests cost $31.00 each if you show your ticket for an event performing at the PAC on the following day. If you do not have your ticket the cost is $50.00 per test. Team One is located at 5431 East 30th Avenue and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on days preceding events at the PAC.

Can I take a COVID-19 test when I arrive?

A limited number of rapid tests are available beginning 90 minutes before the event. Tests are administered by Team One and cost $31.00 each. Results are generally available within 20 minutes of taking the test.

If members of your party are not vaccinated, please arrange to take COVID-19 tests in time to have results prior to arriving for the event. This test must be taken within 72 hours of the event to satisfy the requirements for events at the PAC

What should I do if I get a positive test result on my COVID-19 PCR test?

Unless you recently recovered from COVID-19, please stay home and isolate yourself.

Please contact CenterTix for a ticket refund as soon as you receive your positive result. Refunds must be processed before the event begins.

I recently recovered from COVID-19 and cannot pass a PCR test. What should I do?

You are still able to attend if you can provide proof of recovery.

This option is only available to someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 no more than 90 days prior to the event and no less than 11 days prior to the event.

Proof of recovery must be in the form of a documented positive result on a COVID-19 viral test accompanied by matching I.D. and an official letter from your physician that approves you for travel or entry into a large indoor event.

What is proof of recovery?

People who recently recovered from COVID-19 can continue to test positive for COVID-19 but are no longer considered infectious by the CDC. Proof of recovery is an alternative to proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test.

This option is only available to someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 no more than 90 days prior to the event and no less than 11 days prior to the event. This option requires that the recovered person has not taken fever-reducing medication and has not had a fever in the preceding 24 hours.

Proof of recovery must be in the form of a documented positive result on a COVID-19 viral test accompanied by matching I.D. and an official letter from your physician that approves you for travel or entry into a large indoor event.

What do I need to bring with me to the event?

For events at the PAC, please bring the following 4 items with you:

  • your favorite face mask (if you don't have one, we have a free one for you)

  • your proof of full vaccination (completed at least 2 weeks before the event), or of negative COVID-19 test result (taken within 72 hours of the event), or proof of recovery

  • your identification (not required for minors)

  • your event ticket (unless you are purchasing upon arrival)

Am I required to wear a face mask?

Yes, face masks are required for all events at the PAC.

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a face mask over their nose and mouth when inside the PAC.

Additional guidance for unvaccinated people from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be found here.

Are children required to wear face masks?

Yes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children wear face masks in public settings. However, children younger than 2 years old should not wear face masks. For more information, please visit the CDC at

If I cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons, can I still come to an event?

People who are unable to wear a face mask for disability or medical reasons should find a reasonable alternative to protect their health during their visit. More information can be found at the Centers for Disease Control’s website.

Will performers be wearing face masks?

Performers are allowed to remove their face masks when they are performing.

How will physical distancing be enforced?

Physical distancing requirements apply to select events only. This information can be found in the event information for these events.

When social distancing is required, everyone will be asked to maintain some distance from non-household members at all times inside the facility.

Appropriate signage will be posted and announcements will be made to help everyone comply. High-traffic areas such as concessions and restrooms will have queues with clear labels to assist with appropriate distancing. For events inside our theatres, audience members will be encouraged to take their seats immediately in order to alleviate congestion in the lobbies.

Will I be seated next to people outside my household group?

Yes, you will likely be seated next to people outside your household group. Most events have returned to full capacity. Please consult the event information for your show to see details relevant to that event.

For select events that require physical distancing, every effort has been made to keep household groups isolated from other audience members, performers and staff. At these events, up to 50% of the seats will be removed from sale to keep each household group separated by some distance. Please sit only in your assigned seat for an event. If someone is seated too close to you, please notify staff as soon as possible so that we can investigate and solve the situation.

Can I come to an event with a friend outside my household group?

Yes, we hope that you do.

For events that require social distancing, if either of you is unvaccinated we recommend that you select seats that are near but still socially distant from each other. Please leave 3 empty seats between you and your guest. If you need help finding seats, please reach out to CenterTix, our official box office at 907-263-ARTS (2787).

Can I buy tickets when I arrive?

Yes, the box office windows will be open when the lobby opens (generally 90 minutes prior to all ticketed events at the Alaska PAC).

As long as tickets are still available for sale, they can be purchased on site prior to an event. Electronic payment types are preferred but cash can be taken when no other payment is possible.

Do I need to bring my own hand sanitizer?

You are welcome to bring your own hand sanitizer, but it is not necessary.

We are providing hand sanitizer in various places throughout the facility. Public restrooms are also open throughout the building to allow easy access to soap and water.

Which door do I enter?

The PAC opens its doors for events only. Select doors are opened at the time shared by email the day of the show, usually within 30 minutes of the event beginning. If you come to a locked door, please look for a sign on the door with directions to alternate entry locations.

Can I get beverages and snacks at the event?

Bottled water and soft drinks are available at all events.

A limited food menu is also available at most events. Offerings by our concessionaire Crush Bistro and Bottle Shops will vary by event.

Will coat check be open?

Yes, coat check is available October 1st through May 1st at the PAC.

After May 1st, please bring only what you can keep with you throughout your visit.

Will the patron lounge be open?

The patron lounge will reopen to major donors of the PAC on September 18, 2021.

Visit the PAC's website for more information.

How often is the theater cleaned?

Our theaters are cleaned and disinfected between every public performance.

High touch surfaces and restrooms are cleaned multiple times throughout the day.

What should I do if I am uncomfortable attending an indoor event?

If you have tickets for an event that you are no longer comfortable attending, please contact CenterTix in advance.

We understand that your situation may change. Please reach out to us as soon as you decide you need to explore your options. Tickets can be refunded or their value can be donated back to our non-profit arts partners

What else can I do to reduce my risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has excellent information about how you can mitigate risk for you and your loved ones.

Please visit the CDC online for comprehensive information and safety tips.

What happens if a show is cancelled?

As a result of COVID-19, the status of your performance is subject to change.

If your event is cancelled, you will receive a notification of cancellation as soon as possible and be offered an exchange or a full refund for your purchase.

In addition, we have established and are updating our COVID-19 safety measures regularly. Everyone who attends an event must follow the current safety measures. Information about the current safety requirements will be sent to all ticket buyers in an email reminder the week of the event.

How May We Help?

Our all-Alaska staff is here to answer your questions and more. Call us at 907-263-ARTS (2787).

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