Pence Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

The Don P. Pence Center for the Performing and Visual Arts has just recently undergone a face-lift to become a state-of-the-art venue and Pinal County's cultural hub!

Central Arizona College offers a variety of affordable arts and entertainment options.  Please check the Arts & Entertainment page for our list of Premier Shows, the CAC Calendar for chronological event listings, Creative Arts Performances, our Brown Bag Talk Series, Art Exhibits, and Special Events pages for more information.

Please visit for a listing of all CAC Community Events.  At this portal, you may RSVP to free events and purchase tickets for ticketed events.

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Nestled in the foothills of the Sacaton Mountains, Signal Peak is located approximately halfway between Phoenix and Tucson in western Pinal County. This campus serves the communities of Arizona City, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy, Florence, Maricopa, and Stanfield.

In 1974, the new FINE ARTS CENTER was named the Don P. Pence Center for Visual and Performing Arts. On Sunday, October 26, 1975, a dedication ceremony was held for the Don P. Pence Center and the following day the stage production "Oklahoma" premiered. The musical was a part of a long series of programs presented to dedicate the Fine Arts Center.

Throughout our history, we have presented a variety of performances ranging from South Pacific, Woody Herman, Sons of the Pioneers, Peking Acrobats, Duttons, J.D.Crowe and The New South. Our 735-seat theatre is dedicated to bringing diverse performances of artistic quality at an affordable cost.

Directions: From the entrance to campus, continue north along the main campus road. The road will curve to the east, and then back north. Follow the road until you reach parking lot H. The Pence Center is the 4th Building facing the parking lot.
Campus Map (the Pence Center is building P)
District Map (with directions to campus)

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Community Events Office And Ticket Sales

Tickets are available (1) online at EventsAtCAC, (2) via Mail Order Form, or (3) in person - 1 hour prior to any Pence Show or on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to Noon at the below address.

Central Arizona College
Signal Peak Campus
8470 N. Overfield Rd.
Coolidge, AZ 85128
Building:  H 017
Phone:  (520) 477-SHOW (7469)
Fax:  (520) 494-5506

Pence Center Notes

-Premier Season Tickets - Deadline: Oct. 4, 2013.
-Universal Season Tickets - Deadline: Dec. 11, 2013.
-Universal Season Tickets may include up to 3 Premier Shows.
-Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to show as long as the stage is clear.
-There will be no reserved seating or early entry.
-Group Discount Tickets for groups of 20 or more get 20% off. Enjoy discounted rate, seats are not reserved.
-CAC Students may register for free tickets for selected shows online at EventsAtCAC only.

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814