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The Soka Performing Arts Center has 1,000 seats for all kinds of performances, including jazz... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Anju O
Good venue in the middle of an interesting college campus

The art center is located in the interesting Soka University campus which is worth visiting for its... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
CaliforniaLen
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Soka University and its classy Performing Arts Center are nestled in an alluring and panoramic hill in Aliso Viejo. The view is stunning from there. We make an effort to arrive much earlier than the time for the concert or performance so we may enjoy...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2016

Went there recently for a symphony concert. SOKA is part of a cult and the campus has a weird vibe. Seats are great and very close to the stage, which is nice. Sound is over-powering for my taste. Bring earplugs. Had to check in and...More

2  Thank Usedtolikeit
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

The Soka Performing Arts Center has 1,000 seats for all kinds of performances, including jazz concerts and pianist performances. The acoustical consultant of the center was Yasuhisa Toyota, the same person that did the Disney Concert Hall. Because of this, the acoustics are wonderful, constructed...More

Thank Anju O
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The art center is located in the interesting Soka University campus which is worth visiting for its own sake. I recommend getting on the center's mailing list since they offer a variety of interesting concerts: - Chinese acrobats, folk singers, classical piano soloists, choral groups,...More

Thank CaliforniaLen
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a small, but delightful venue on a beautiful campus. The students provide transportation from the parking lot to the theater so it is very convenient for patrons with mobility issues. The volunteers are extremely welcoming and helpful, but the performances that we have...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This festival is so much fun! With performances all day long at different spots including the Performing Arts Center. Great experience tasting different foods and watching many performances!

Thank sorianosb
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This was our second time coming for a jazz musician and both were great. Almost impossible to get a bad seat at this venue.

Thank 771desireer
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I'm an alumni of Soka university of america. The acoustics of this PAC was designed by the same designer responsible for the Disney concert hall. During my time as a student, we've held Ted x events, seen performances from prestigious performers like Yoyo Ma, Herbie...More

Thank Wing N
Reviewed 8 September 2016

If you get a chance to tour this campus you won't be sorry. Its amazing and tranquil and just gorgeous. They have a performance arts center that features local talent, go early and walk around the campus.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Soka University and its classy Performing Arts Center are nestled in an alluring and panoramic hill in Aliso Viejo. The view is stunning from there. We make an effort to arrive much earlier than the time for the concert or performance so we may enjoy...More

2  Thank Bfamily777
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is a great venue for traditional and vocal music because of the superb acoustics. I was lucky enough to catch the Handel and Haydn Society concert and you could hear every beautiful note. We went to the all-you-can eat dinner at the Soka Bistro...More

Thank pixide
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I've attended concerts and lectures at the Soka Performing Arts Center. While it's off the beaten trail, it is a lovely venue with ample parking.

Thank Heather P
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