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Arts and Culture

Performing Arts Center

The Performing Arts Center is world-class, state-of-the-art venue, showcasing everything from professional live music, dance and Broadway theatre to student productions to community events. The PAC is comprised of several venues, including the majestic 1,286-seat Harold Miossi Hall, the 498-seat Alex & Faye Spanos Theatre, the 180-seat classroom Philips Hall, and the multi-purpose Pavilion, which holds up to 400 people. 

Theater and Dance

Live student opera production

Students’ Stage

The Students’ Stage club produces fully-staged productions, workshops, and an annual playwriting competition in this intimate theater.

students rehearse their dance

Orchesis Dance Company

Orchesis Dance Company is Cal Poly's concert dance company that produces a multifaceted performance every winter.

Smile and Nod comedians holding up S & N donuts

Smile and Nod

Smile & Nod is Cal Poly's improvised comedy team who performs short and long form improv throughout the school year.

Music Programs

No matter your major, you are able to join one of our choirs, bands or the symphony and have the opportunity to create and perform music. Throughout the year, our music department also offers clinics, workshops, concerts and lectures by well-respected musicians, faculty and musicologists. 

Cultural Connections

Student Diversity and Belonging offers inclusive spaces and provides services and programs that promote community, diversity, learning, growth and advocacy.

Student Diversity and Belonging

Express Yourself

Student tableau for work she is creating for the gallery

Art Gallery

Our University Art Gallery hosts six exhibitions each academic year that are designed to inspire.

Students work on personal projects at the craft center

Craft Center

In ASI’s Craft Center, you can explore ceramics, surfboard shaping, skateboard construction, woodworking, jewelry making, metalsmithing and more.

Student created float at the Rose Parade

Rose Float

Help create a float for the annual Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena. Our student-designed floats have won 59 awards over the last 70 years.