Message To Our Patrons

JUNE 29, 2020 — A new update from Codie Costello:

Hi there! My name is Codie Costello. I’m the president and chief operating officer of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, and I’m coming to you today from the Discovery stage.

We sure do miss all of you and wanted to share a few updates with you as we are working through a number of things.

First of all, the PAC staff is really hard at work preparing for reopening in the fall, including developing safety protocols, social distanced seating, how we’re going to make traffic flow patterns work through the building, the entry process, backstage policies and so much more.

From stage to seat, we are going to continually work on evolving our plans and practices as we learn more from partners all around the country and the world.

When it comes to events, together with our resident companies and partners we are developing plans for what we are calling a "non-traditional" fall (season).

While we understand it is disappointing to have to push pause on a number of our favorite traditions. We do know how difficult this decision has been for our partners. We are embracing an incredible opportunity to implement a number of new opportunities and exciting new events and activities for you and your family to enjoy!

In the next couple of weeks, please keep an eye out for a survey that we are going to send out. We want to hear from you directly and get a better understanding of what you need to feel comfortable coming back into the Performing Arts Center as we slowly start to phase back to hosting events this fall.

So, thank you. Continue to stay safe, wear those masks, and we’ll see you soon.


Codie’s Message

Hi there everyone! My name is Codie Costello. I’m the president and chief operating officer of Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Saying hello to all of you out there in Zoomland from my home office. I sure do miss seeing all of you at the PAC.

Now would be about the time you’d be hearing exciting news from our resident companies, and our other producing partners about the 20/21 season offering. We’re just not quite there yet. Over the next few weeks, all of us here at the PAC along with the Municipality of Anchorage are going to be waiting to see how the phase back plan is working, and our goal is to ensure that our community is on that path towards being able to host events safely before we make any announcements for next season.

In the meantime, I would like to say thank you so much to all of you for your patience and support as we worked with our different partners on rescheduling events, processing refunds and exchanges, and thank you to so many of you that have been able to donate tickets back to our partners. Your generosity has been truly amazing. Thank you so much.

We are thrilled that a number of events have been rescheduled for next season, and we’ll be together again for sure, at the PAC to enjoy them together with you. In the meantime, we are working on evolving our operations to help keep you and the many artists who grace our beautiful stages safe when we are able to welcome you back inside. We’ll be sharing more details on that in the coming weeks as those things develop and get solidified.

Many of you have asked a number of us, how can you help? Well, first and foremost, please, please continue to take great care of yourself, your family and each other. Anchorage and Alaska has been doing such an incredible job. And when we are able to announce the 20/21 season offering, you can support all of us, all the performing arts groups, by purchasing those subscriptions and tickets. You can hang onto the tickets to rescheduled events that I was talking about. You can donate tickets back, or you can donate directly to any of the organizations that you love, whatever is right for you and whenever it’s right for you. You can engage with us on social media, Facebook and Instagram, in particular, for the PAC. We’ll be sharing lots of great information, content and stories for you to enjoy. And, while many of us are working from home, we do have key staff available to support you during the week, Mondays through Fridays from 10am to 4pm. You can call our CenterTix team. They’re at (907) 263-ARTS. That’s (907) 263-2787. And they’re there to help you with any of your ticketing questions or needs.

We do look forward to when we’re able to safely host events again, and say, “Come on in!” We’re so excited for next season when that does happen, and when we can return from our extended intermission, if you will. So, again, thank you so much. Please continue to take care of yourself, and we sure look forward to seeing you again as soon as possible. Take care, and we’ll talk again soon.

Thank you!


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