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Performing Arts Center


As of January 25, 2021, Alameda County lifted its shelter-in-place order and moved into the Purple Tier. The Chabot College PAC is resuming events under the Phase I protocols of our three-phase re-opening plan.

Phase I allows us to offer clients the ability to stream both live and pre-recorded events with small groups of performers (12 or less and with restrictions) and no patrons. We will also provide clients the ability to collect revenue through the new Chabot College ticketing platform.

Phase II will feature automatic social distancing through the new ticketing platform and will be a hybrid that allows limited in-person attendance combined with streaming events.

Phase III will be our transition from hybrid events to full-service events.

The transition to these phases will depend on State, County, and District guidelines.

As Alameda County progresses through the tiers, the capacity of our audience (which will remain socially distanced), will be affected per tier in the following ways:

  • Red Tier: 25% audience capacity/100 people maximum
  • Orange Tier: 50% audience capacity/200 people maximum
  • Yellow Tier: 50% audience capacity

Those who would like to hold an event at the PAC who are coming from 150 or more miles away will need to provide results of a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to their first day in the PAC.

We are currently accepting requests for performance opportunities within these parameters on a case by case basis, as well as all requests for event dates between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.

To request a date, please complete the Preliminary Request for Use form and Equipment Checklist below and submit these documents to pacinfo@chabotcollege.edu.

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
    • Premier East Bay Venue
    • Backstage features
    • Onsite professional support staff
    • Inexpensive parking fees

Available for:

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

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Renting PAC Facilities

We have 3 facilities that can be rented:

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

How to Rent


We are currently accepting performance opportunities on a case by case basis. To request a date, please complete the Preliminary Request for Use form and Equipment Checklist below and submit these documents to pacinfo@chabotcollege.edu.

Booking Documents for 2020/2021