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.

Q: Do musicians need tickets?
A: Seating will be reserved for musicians to sit together when they are not performing.

Q: When should I buy tickets?
A: At rehearsal in the "Green Room" beginning in March.  In order to give our young musicians a full house on Friday night, we need all Youth Symphony families to purchase 5 tickets  for the performance.  Each family's 5 tickets are being held with their name on it for sale at rehearsals.  Please buy your FIRST 5 tickets from the Youth Symphony, and any ADDITIONAL tickets from the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 756-2787 or

Q: Can’t I buy tickets the day of the concert? Why the rush?
A:  The last couple of years, Youth Symphony concerts have SOLD OUT a week before the date of the concert.

Directions to the PAC

From the north:  Take 101 to Monterey St. and follow the signs to Cal Poly.  

From the south: Take Highway 101 to the Grand Avenue exit.  Turn left on Grand Ave.

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


Musician Drop-off

On concert day, please drop your young musician off in the loop 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.

Please remember: 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, but there are many options available:

 - parents can take musicians out for a quick bite to eat between rehearsal

 - musicians can bring food to eat between rehearsal

 - 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)