Events FAQs

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.

How May We Help?

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

  • Miki McKay.

    Miki McKay

    Box Office Manager
  • John Fraser.

    John Fraser

    Director of Ticketing

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