Concert Info

Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center

Frequently Asked Questions About TICKETS & SEATS

Q: Do parents need to buy tickets?  What about parent volunteers working backstage?
A: If you plan to sit in the audience, you need to purchase a ticket. Volunteering will cover your volunteer requirement, not the price of a ticket. 

Q: Do musicians need to purchase tickets?
A: Musicians that are performing will not need to purchase a ticket. Students will be seated together in the audience until their ensemble performs.

Q: Can my student musician sit with the family?
A: When the students performance finishes, they will put away their instruments in the Pavillion. Students will then be walked to sit in the audience as a group. During intermission, students will be released to sit with their families to enjoy the rest of the concert. Students will be able to pick up their instruments after the performance in the Pavillion. Caution: only performing students and parent volunteers will be admitted in the Pavillion and backstage. 

Q: When should I buy tickets?
A: Tickets for the Spring Concert may be purchased online with the Performing Arts Center. We will include the link here when tickets become available. Adult tickets: $15. Student tickets: $5 (18 years old and younger).

Directions to the PAC

From the north:  Take Highway 101 South to Monterey St. Take a right and an immediate left. Turn right on Grand Ave and you will drive into the parking structure on the left.  

From the south: Take Highway 101 North to Grand Avenue exit. Turn left on Grand Ave and continue until you see the parking structure on the left.

From Morro Bay, Cambria, etc.: We suggest that you enter campus from the Highland Drive entrance.

Musician Drop-off

On the day of the concert, please drop off your young musician in front of the PAC. Students will go down the stairs next to the parking structure to use the Artist Entrance in the loading dock.

Only parent volunteers will have access to the backstage area.


Meals will not be provided for musicians on the day of the concert unless announced otherwise. However, there are many options available.

  1. Parents can take musicians out for a quick bite to eat between rehearsal.
  2. ​Musicians can bring food to eat between rehearsal.
  3. Concert Orchestra musicians can walk down to Ciao Pizza in the University Union on the Cal Poly campus (parents can organize to chaperone, if desired).