FAQs

Terri Cardona
Terri Cardona
Facilities and Operations Manager

Where is The Performing Arts Center?
Where do I park?
How much does parking cost?
What's the best way to buy tickets?
What are your Ticket Office hours?
Do I have to pay for parking just to purchase tickets in person at the Performing Arts Center Box Office?
What is the policy on flash photography and video and audio recording during PAC events?
I am bringing someone to the show and it's his/her birthday. Can I
have you announce that from the stage?

When attending a show at the PAC, is there a dress code that
needs to be followed?

What happens if I arrive after the show starts?
Can I dine at the PAC before or after a performance?
What children's programming do you have?
When do the theater lobbies open before a show?
How can I get seating charts for the theaters?
How can I get information on subscriptions?

Is the PAC accessible to persons with disabilities?
When was the PAC built?
Who owns the PAC?
How many performance spaces do you have
Does the PAC have guided tours?
Where can I make a comment about the PAC?
How can I make a contribution to the PAC?

Who is responsible for the Performing Arts Center web site?

Q: Where is The Performing Arts Center?
A: The PAC is located on the campus of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive. 
See Directions and Parking link on the left for maps and driving directions. 

Q: Where do I park?
A:
Parking is currently free Saturday and Sunday in the Sanddollar lot adjacent to the Performing Arts Center. For parking during the week you are required to park and pay in the parking garage accessed by coming through the first entrance to campus. Parking garage fees start at $1 for the first hour and increase in increments from there. See Directions and Parking link on the left for maps and driving directions. For more information on parking fees please visit click here.


Q: How much does parking cost?
A:Parking is currently free after 5p.m. on Friday and  all day/evening Saturday and Sunday in the Sanddollar lot adjacent to the Performing Arts Center. For parking during the week you are required to park and pay in the parking garage accessed by coming through the first entrance to campus. Parking garage fees start at $1 for the first hour and increase in increments from there. For more information on parking fees please click here.

Q: Do I have to pay for parking just to purchase tickets in person at The Performing Arts Center Box Office?
A: For your convenience there are two 30-minute parking spaces located between the PAC and the Center for the Arts for the purpose of purchasing tickets. If you have a valid ADA tag or license you may park in ADA designated spaces nearer the PAC to come in and make your purchase. Visitors will be ticketed if parked in other spaces in the lot.
See location of 30-minute parking spaces here...

Q: What's the best way to buy tickets?
A: The PAC offers several ticket buying options for your convenience. Tickets will be available online or by phone. The PAC Box Office will open one hour prior to scheduled ticketed events. For online ticket purchases please visit http://tamucc.tix.com

Q: What are your Ticket Office hours?
A: The PAC Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 9a.m.-3p.m. and also one hour prior to scheduled ticketed events.

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Q: What is the policy on flash photography and video and audio recording during PAC events?
A: No cameras or video camcorders may be used during a PAC event. This includes cell phone cameras. Flash photography and/or videotaping of an event are strictly prohibited. Security officers will immediately confiscate all film and will escort violators from the event. Reentry will not be allowed. Video equipment may not be brought into the PAC unless you are a pre-approved media outlet. For media approval please call PAC Director Dr. Lari Young at (361) 825-ARTS for the proper credentials.

Q: I am bringing someone to the show and it's his/her birthday. Can I have you announce that from the stage?
A: No. We do not announce anything from the stage that is not directly related to the PAC performances.

Q: When attending a show at the PAC, is there a dress code that needs to be followed?
A: As in most public places, shoes and shirt are required. It is not necessary to wear a tuxedo or evening gown to a performance, though you may dress formally if you like.

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Q: What happens if I arrive after the show starts?
A: You will be seated on the back row of the floor were you were assigned until intermission unless otherwise specified.

Q: Can I dine at the PAC before or after a performance?
A:There are no dining facilities at the PAC.

Q: When do the theater lobbies open before a show?

A: Lobbies open one hour prior to curtain.

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Q: How can I get seating charts for the theaters?

A: Check the Seating Chart link on this web site.


Q: Is the PAC accessible to persons with disabilities?
A: Yes. Water fountains and ticket counters are placed at an appropriate height for those in wheelchairs. Companion restrooms for those needing assistance are available as well. All other restrooms are equipped with special stalls. Wheelchair seating is available in all theaters. For Disability information and ticket sales
call (361) 825-ARTS (2787).


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Q: When was the PAC built?
A: Ground was broken for the Performing Arts Center in November, 2002. The Center opened in April 2005.

Q: Who owns the PAC?
A: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Q: How many performance spaces do you have?

A: There is the main concert hall which seats 1350. There is also the possibility for chamber music performances in the Atrium Lobby.

Q: Does the PAC have guided tours?
A: Yes. Tours must be arranged in advance by calling (361) 825-ARTS (2787). No tours will be giving without prior notice.

Q: Where can I make a comment about the PAC?
A: We welcome your feedback. You can e-mail your comments to lari.young@tamucc.edu.

Q: How can I make a contribution to the PAC?
A: The Office of Institutional Advancement at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is available to work with you on supporting the PAC through program development or facility needs.

Q: Who is responsible for the Performing Arts Center web site?
A:
PAC Director Dr. Lari Young is the site's Web Master. She can be reached at lari.young@tamucc.edu or by phone at (361) 825-2787.
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