- Performing arts center
A performing arts center, often abbreviated PAC, is a multi-use performance space that can be adapted for use by various types of the
performing arts, including dance, musicand theatre. The adaptability of performing arts centers differentiate them from stand-alone concert halls, opera houses or theatres.
However, many PACs contain performance halls designed for specific purposes such as
symphonic musicor chamber musicor theatre, and all exist under one roof. An example of this type of PAC is the Kennedy Center for the Performing Artsin Washington D.C.where four distinctive performance spaces exist.
Many performing arts centers also frequently rent their performance spaces to
performing arts presentersor self-presenting performing arts groups. Examples of this practice are the Washington Performing Arts Society in Washington, D.C.renting venues in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Artsor the Celebrity Series of Bostonrenting venues in Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center.
List of concert halls
List of contemporary amphitheatres
List of opera houses
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