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 in the Pavillion until their ensemble performs. When they are finished performing, they may make their way to the audience to sit with their families. Be sure to coordinate a meeting place.

Q: When should I buy tickets?
A: Tickets for the Winter Concert may be purchased now with Mr. Pat by coming to the Symphony office or during the weekly rehearsals. Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets (18 and younger) are $5.

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.

Unless you are an official backstage parent volunteer with a provided name tag, you will not 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).