Performing Arts Center

Plan your next event at the Performing Arts Center.

First opened in 1967, the Performing Arts Center is a 1,432-seat auditorium, which functions as a full featured theater. Our landmark community theater was re-dedicated and renamed on November 3, 2010 to honor our founder, Reed L. Buffington.

Extensive features include:

  • 1432 Seat Auditorium, a gracious Full-Featured Theater
    • Largest central East Bay Venue
    • Extensive backstage features
    • Onsite professional support staff
    • Inexpensive parking

Available for:

  • Corporate Meetings
  • Conferences
  • Public Performances
  • Fund-Raising

Contact Us

For information about particular events at the PAC, please call the phone number listed in the event description from our Calendar of Events.


For general information:

Bernadette Fife
Theater Manager
Building 1300, room 1113


Renting PAC Facilities

We have 3 facilities that can be rented:

  1. Auditorium (PAC)
  2. Stage One (S1)
  3. Recital Hall

How to Rent



Effective July 1, 2019 the current fee schedule which is published here will change to reflect increases in labor and related costs to the college.

Please click here to view the fee schedule which will be effective 7/1/19 - 6/30/20.


The Grand Court

Thank you for your strong support of our Measure A bond.
With it's passage, funds will be used to update and modernize the Grand Court, Colonade and PAC

The Colonade is currently under construction and for safety reasons, the Grand Court will not be available while the Colonade is under construction.

At this time we do not have a completion date for the Colonade project.