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Accessibility

An accessible entrance is located on the Southwest corner of the building (located under the awning).There is one elevator located near the southeast corner of the building. Elevator accesses the main ground level floor and the basement level inside floor. No Balcony seating in the theater is accessible by the elevator. Please click here for additional accessibility information.

Address

214 SE 8th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603
Located on the corner of 8th/Quincy in Downtown Topeka.

Admission

All guests entering Topeka Performing Arts Center must have a valid event ticket to gain admission unless otherwise instructed based on the event. For most TPAC events, children under 2 years of age may enter the TPAC free of charge, providing that he/she sits on the lap of a parent or guardian.

Retain your ticket stub at all times to ensure proper seat location. Please only sit in your own seat, as designated by the ticket, to avoid inconvenience to others.

During a ticketed event, re-entry is allowed at the Southwest doors only. Your ticket will be scanned out and scanned upon re-entry. If no valid ticket is available for scanning, re-entry will be prohibited.

Advanced Tickets

To purchase tickets (if available) for upcoming events at Topeka Performing Arts Center, please visit the Box Office located on the south side of the building along 8th Avenue. If inside the building, the box office is located in the main lobby. You may also contact Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Aisles

For the safety and as a courtesy to other guests, aisles must be kept clear at all times. Please follow the directions of the usher in your section to your assigned ticketed seat and refrain from standing directly in the aisles.

Alcohol

All alcoholic beverages must be purchased inside Topeka Performing Arts Center. Guests are required to act in compliance with all state and local laws governing the purchase, possession, and consumption of alcohol. All guests will be asked to show a valid government-issued photo identification prior to being served alcoholic beverages.

A guest may have in their possession a maximum of two alcoholic beverages at any given time. At their discretion, Topeka Performing Arts Center reserves the right to eject or refuse service to anyone that is visibly intoxicated. Service of alcohol will stop at predetermined times based on the event and at the discretion of Topeka Performing Arts Center management.

Animals

Animals or pets of any kind are prohibited with the exception of service animals. Service animals must remain on a leash at all times. Please be prepared to present the service animal certification upon entry to the building.

Announcements/Paging

Private announcements over the PA system will not be made during any event at Topeka Performing Arts Center.

Assisted Listening Devices

Assisted listening devices and sign language interpretation services are available by making advanced arrangements with Topeka Performing Arts Center at least 2 weeks prior to a scheduled event. For more information, call (785) 234-2787 x104.

ATM

An automated teller machine is available in the main lobby on the south side of the building.

Baby Changing Station

Baby changing stations are available in the men's and women's restrooms located on the lowest level of the building (basement level). See Bags, Backpack and Purses Policy.

Bags, Backpacks & Purses

All large bags (ie: backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc.) will be prohibited from entry. Purses, diaper bags and other similar bags will be subject to search prior to entry.

Banners & Signs

Banners and signs may not be hung or fastened anywhere in Topeka Performing Arts Center. Local events can be promoted with signage by submitting one poster to the Executive Offices located in the southwest corner of the building. Signage will not be hung for events conflicting with Topeka Performing Arts Center scheduled events.

Binoculars

Guests are welcome to bring their personal binoculars for most events at Topeka Performing Arts Center.

Bottles & Cans

No outside food or beverage is allowed inside Topeka Performing Arts Center. Glass bottles are not allowed inside the building. No drinks purchased inside the building will be allowed outside the building.

Box Office

The box office is located in the main lobby on the south side of the building. Hours are Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm and two hours prior to show time.

Advance Tickets: To purchase tickets (if available) for upcoming events at Topeka Performing Arts Center, please visit the Box Office located on the south side of the building along 8th Avenue. If inside the building, the box office is located in the main lobby. You may also contact Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Child Attendance: For most shows children over the age of 2 years are required to purchase a ticket. However, this may vary by specific show. Only in instances where advertised, will an event offer child discounts. For specific show information please see each performance description. When in doubt give us a call at 785-234-2787.
***Please note that due to Fire/Safety Regulations child carriers are not allowed to be placed in the aisles or walkways.

Disabled/Wheelchair Seating
The main floor of the theater is accessible using ADA guidelines. Seats are available in various price levels. Contact the box office for questions regarding these seats. Disabled/wheelchair seating is available for purchase at the box office, online and via phone (800-745-3000).

Exchange/Upgrade Policy: If you purchased your tickets from the box office, exchanges are available at the box office with an upgrade only and will incur a fee. If you have purchased tickets directly through Ticketmaster (online at Ticketmaster.com or via phone at 800-745-3000), this option is unavailable.

Lost or Stolen Tickets: Tickets that are either lost or stolen are the ticket holder's responsibility and cannot be refunded. Tickets can be reprinted as long as the following applies: the purchaser must be present at the box office with a valid ID matching the purchasing account name along with the credit card used to purchase the tickets. Any questions should be directed to the Box Office Manager, Megan Yaussi, at myaussi@tpactix.org.

Payment Options: Topeka Performing Arts Center accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Cash and Checks (no checks will be accepted within two weeks of an event). A valid driver's license with expiration date and phone number must be written on the check.

Returns/Changes/Refunds: If you purchase your tickets directly through Ticketmaster (online at Ticketmaster.com or via phone at 800-745-3000), please contact Ticketmaster directly for questions on returns, changes, and refunds. If you purchased your tickets through the Box Office, please note that no returns or refunds will be accepted. Please review the Exchange Policy above for questions regarding changes.

Third-Party Tickets: Ticketmaster is the ONLY authorized ticketing agent for Topeka Performing Arts Center. If you purchase tickets from an unauthorized agent in the secondary market, you risk purchasing counterfeit or invalid tickets. If you wish to purchase tickets from the secondary market, we encourage the use of TicketExchange. TicketExchange is Ticketmaster's online service that enables premium fan-to-fan transactions. Only Ticketmaster can guarantee 100% legitimate tickets, because the tickets sold through TicketExchange are linked to Ticketmaster's ticketing systems.

Will Call: See Will Call Information below

Camera & Video Policy

Camera and video policy varies by event. Contact TPAC for event specific information.

Basic Policy: No commercial or flash photography of any kind is permitted. Camcorders/digital recording devices or any other audio/visual equipment is prohibited unless authorized in writing by the TPAC Marketing Manager. Please contact Megan Yaussi at myaussi@tpactix.org for details.

Cancellations & Postponed Events

In the case of a cancelled or postponed event, ticket holders may request refunds at the original point of purchase (box office or through Ticketmaster). For a postponed performance, refund requests must be received 14 days before the new show date and written requests must be postmarked 14 days prior to the new show date.

Cellular Devices

The use of cellular devices is permitted provided they do not interfere with other guests' enjoyment of the event.

Children

For most shows, children over the age of 2 years are required to purchase a ticket. However, this may vary by specific show. Only in instances where advertised, will an event offer child discounts. For specific show information please see each performance description. When in doubt, give us a call at 785-234-2787.
***Please note that due to Fire/Safety Regulations child carriers are not allowed to be placed in the aisles or walkways.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult while inside the building.

Code of Conduct

Topeka Performing Arts Center is committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable entertainment experience. Guests have a right to expect an environment where:

  • Guests will be treated in a consistent, professional and courteous manner by all venue personnel.
  • Guests will enjoy every event free from disruptive behavior, including foul or abusive language or obscene gestures.
  • Guests will consume alcoholic beverages in a responsible manner. Intervention with an impaired, intoxicated or underage guest will be handled in a prompt and safe manner.
  • Guests will sit only in their ticketed seats and show their tickets when requested.
  • Guests who engage in fighting, throwing objects or attempting to enter the stage or other prohibited areas will be immediately ejected from the venue.
  • Guests will not smoke in the venue, but in designated smoking areas only.
  • There will not be any obscene or indecent messages on signs or clothing.
  • Guests will comply with requests from venue staff regarding facility operations and emergency response procedures.
  • Guests will also be responsible for their own good time by reporting inappropriate behavior.
TPAC staff has been trained to intervene when deemed necessary and to use their best discretion to help ensure that guests who ignore the Code of Conduct do not interfere with other guests' ability to enjoy an event. Guests who violate the Code of Conduct may be subject to ejection without refund and, to the extent their conduct constitutes a violation of law, may be subject to arrest. Season ticket holders may also be subject to having their season subscription revoked. We thank you for your cooperation.

Concessions

Concessions are offered at most events. Beverages can include a full bar and snacks.

Corporate Sponsorships

For advertising inquiries, please contact Megan Yaussi - myaussi@tpactix.org or 785-234-2787 x104.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Larry Gawronski - larryg@tpactix.org or 785-234-2787 x101.

Credit Card Policy

Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

Diaper Changing Stations

Located in the men's and women's restrooms on the lower level in the basement.

Directions

FROM KANSAS CITY (a 50 min trip):
Take the Kansas Turnpike (I-70) West
Take Exit 182, stay on I-70 West
Take Exit 362 B (8th Avenue)
Turn left at the light on 8th Avenue, TPAC is just over the I-70 viaduct

FROM JUNCTION CITY/MANHATTAN (a 50 min trip):
Take the Kansas Turnpike (I-70) East
Take Exit 362 B (8th Avenue)
Turn right at the light; TPAC is now on your right.

FROM EMPORIA/WICHITA (Emporia: a 60 min trip, Wichita: a 2 hr, 15 min trip)
Wichita: Take I 35 North (Wichita), then take the Kansas Turnpike (I-335) North at Emporia
Emporia: Take the Kansas Turnpike (I-335) North
Kansas Turnpike (I-335) North becomes (I-470) East at Topeka
Take Exit 182 (I-70) West
Take Exit 362 B (8th Avenue)
Turn left at the light on 8th Avenue, TPAC is just over the I-70 viaduct

FROM HOLTON (a 35 min trip):
Take Hwy 75 South
Merge onto I-70 East
Take Exit 362 B (8th Avenue)
Turn right at the light; TPAC is now on your right.

Please take into consideration traffic and construction in planning your arrival time. The K-DOT website can provide you information about
road conditions and construction.

Disabled Access

Disabled access into Topeka Performing Arts Center is located on the southwest corner under the awning. We will make any accommodation we can to make your visit to TPAC an enjoyable one. Contact the box office anytime with questions on accessible access or accommodations at 785-234-2787 x100.

Door Opening Times

Doors open two hours prior to most events. There may be occasional door opening time changes for special circumstances.

Elevators

There is one elevator located on the south side of the building that goes to the lower level in the basement. Access to the theater floor is available on the main level. No elevator access is available for balcony seating.

Emergencies/Evacuation

TPAC recognizes that its goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. The use of appropriate security operating plans, trained guest services and security personnel will ensure the security and safety of all guests, performers, and employees at TPAC. In the case of an emergency, guests must comply with requests from venue staff regarding arena operations and emergency response procedures.

Entrance Locations

The main entrance for events is located on the south side of the building for access to the Theater and Box Office. Executive offices are located on the southwest corner of the building. Additional entrances are located on the southwest corner. Please monitor signage on entrance doors if your event attendance requires entrance through specific doors.

First Aid Stations

For first aid, visit the Executive Offices located on the southwest corner of the building.

Food & Beverage

Guests are not permitted to bring any outside food or beverages into Topeka Performing Arts Center. Containers, including but not limited to, bottles, cans, thermos bottles and plastic containers are not permitted for the safety and protection of our guests. Beer and alcohol sales end at times pre-determined by TPAC management or as dictated by the event.

Group Tickets

Group events are available for certain events at Topeka Performing Arts Center. Check the event page for details. For all group ticket questions, contact Crystal Munsell at cmunsell@topekaperformingarts.org or 785-234-2787 x100.

Guest Services

Guest Services is in the Executive Offices located on the southwest corner of the building.

Hotels/Motels

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Hours of Operation

The box office is open Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm. Executive offices are open Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm.

Lost & Found

During events, lost and found items are held at Guest Services, which is located at Guest Services in the Exectuive Offices. After the event, items are taken to the Executive Offices where they can be claimed Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm.

Lost Children/Missing Persons

Guests are encouraged to report a missing person(s) to anyone on the Topeka Performing Arts Center staff. Staff will work closely with the Topeka Police Department and TPAC Security to help locate any missing individual(s).

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available to rent. Contact Blair Adams, Director of Event Services, at badams@topekaperformingarts.org or 785-234-2787 x102 or complete the inquiry form on the Facility Rental page for additional details.

Merchandise

Merchandise stands for most events are located in the main lobby on the south side of the building.

Parking

The City of Topeka has three parking garages within two blocks contain 1,413 spaces. There are 351 on-street parking spaces, and meters are free after 6 pm and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Parking areas:

  • TPAC is also easily accessed by public transportation via Topeka Transit, (785) 354-9571, and by ride-share services. See details on Uber discounts here.
  • Disabled parking is available on the premises and requires an official and valid handicapped hang-tag permit.
  • More than 1,700 public parking spaces are located within a 750-foot radius of TPAC
  • Free parking is provided in the Capitol Federal Parking Garage on Quincy Street across from the west entrance to TPAC for most evening shows, additional security and lighting is available at this garage when designated.
  • Street parking is available at metered spaces; meters are free after 6:00 p.m. weekdays, and all day on Saturday and Sunday
  • Parking is not allowed at any time in designated loading zones
  • Please take note of which lots are private parking lots. Unfortunately, we cannot authorize TPAC guests parking in these lots and your visit to Topeka may become less pleasant paired with fines if you park in these areas.
  • To View a Downtown Topeka Parking Map please visit http://www.topeka.org/pdfs/parking_garage_location...
Keep in mind for daytime event parking:
  • Arrive early and relax during peak exit times.
  • Plan where you will park ahead of time.
  • Enter downtown from the side of which you plan to park and park facing the direction you intend to depart.
  • During special events, plan to use a parking garage or lot. Metered parking is limited around special event areas.
  • Plan your route ahead of time.
  • Prepare to park away from the event site. Wear comfortable shoes to walk to your destination.
  • Carpool or use City Transit if possible.


Prohibited Items

Including, but not limited to:
  • Weapons of any shape/size
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Cameras with detachable lenses
  • Computers, laptops or tablets
  • Cans, bottles, coolers or other similar containers
  • Video or audio recording devices
  • Laser pointers or laser pens
  • Noise makers
  • Signs/flags/banners/posters/pamphlets
  • Bags: Backpacks, large bags, suitcases or other similar bags
  • Animals (excluding service animals)
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Tripods/monopods


Public Phone

A public courtesy phone is located on the south west corner of the building.

Recording Devices

Guests may not bring audio or video recording devices into the theater. These devices include, but are not limited to, video cameras, camcorders, and audio recording devices. Any equipment not conforming to these rules must be removed from the premises.

Re-Entry Policy

Re-entry varies per event. For most ticketed events, re-entry is allowed through the south west door with a valid ticket that was scanned out upon exiting.

Restrictions

In the interest of guest safety and enjoyment, Topeka Performing Arts Center reserves the right to prevent certain items from being carried into the theater. Please review the list of prohibited items above.

Restrooms

Women's restrooms are located on the east side of the building on the main floor and on the west side in the balcony and lower basement levels.

Men's restrooms are located on the west side of the building on the main floor and on the east side in the balcony and lower basement levels.

Visit the venue map for exact locations here.

Security Search Procedures

All guests are subject to search upon entry. Any person refusing search will not be admitted.

Smoking Policy

There is absolutely no smoking permitted anywhere inside Topeka Performing Arts Center. The designated smoking area is located outside the southwest doors. See Re-Entry policy above for policies on exiting and re-entering the building.

Sponsors

Topeka Performing Arts Center has advertising and sponsorship opportunities available.

For advertising inquiries, please contact Larry Gawronski - larryg@topekaperformingarts.org or 785-234-2787 x101.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Larry Gawronski - larryg@topekaperformingarts.org or 785-234-2787 x101.

Strollers

Strollers are welcome inside the building for young children and infants but are subject to search. For safety reasons, strollers cannot be left in the aisles. Call ahead for details or questions. 785-234-2787 x100.

Ticket Information

The box office is located in the main lobby on the south side of the building. Hours are Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm and two hours prior to show time.

Advance Tickets: To purchase tickets (if available) for upcoming events at Topeka Performing Arts Center, please visit the Box Office located on the south side of the building along 8th Avenue. If inside the building, the box office is located in the main lobby. You may also contact Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Child Attendance: For most shows children over the age of 2 years are required to purchase a ticket. However, this may vary by specific show. Only in instances where advertised, will an event offer child discounts. For specific show information please see each performance description. When in doubt give us a call at 785-234-2787.
***Please note that due to Fire/Safety Regulations child carriers are not allowed to be placed in the aisles or walkways.

Disabled/Wheelchair Seating
The main floor of the theater is accessible using ADA guidelines. Seats are available in various price levels. Contact the box office for questions regarding these seats. Disabled/wheelchair seating is available for purchase at the box office, online and via phone (800-745-3000).

Exchange/Upgrade Policy: If you purchased your tickets from the box office, exchanges are available at the box office with an upgrade only and will incur a fee. If you have purchased tickets directly through Ticketmaster (online at Ticketmaster.com or via phone at 800-745-3000), this option is unavailable.

Lost or Stolen Tickets: Tickets that are either lost or stolen are the ticket holder's responsibility and cannot be refunded. Tickets can be reprinted as long as the following applies: the purchaser must be present at the box office with a valid ID matching the purchasing account name along with the credit card used to purchase the tickets. Any questions should be directed to the Ticket Officer Supervisor, Crystal Munsell at cmunsell@topekaperformingarts.org or 785-234-2787 x100.

Payment Options: Topeka Performing Arts Center accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Cash and Checks (no checks will be accepted within two weeks of an event). A valid driver's license with expiration date and phone number must be written on the check.

Returns/Changes/Refunds: If you purchase your tickets directly through Ticketmaster (online at Ticketmaster.com or via phone at 800-745-3000), please contact Ticketmaster directly for questions on returns, changes, and refunds. If you purchased your tickets through the Box Office, please note that no returns or refunds will be accepted. Please review the Exchange Policy above for questions regarding changes.

Third-Party Tickets: Ticketmaster is the ONLY authorized ticketing agent for Topeka Performing Arts Center. If you purchase tickets from an unauthorized agent in the secondary market, you risk purchasing counterfeit or invalid tickets. If you wish to purchase tickets from the secondary market, we encourage the use of TicketExchange. TicketExchange is Ticketmaster's online service that enables premium fan-to-fan transactions. Only Ticketmaster can guarantee 100% legitimate tickets, because the tickets sold through TicketExchange are linked to Ticketmaster's ticketing systems.

Will Call: See Will Call Information below

Tours

To book a tour of Topeka Performing Arts Center, please contact the main office at 785-234-2787 x100.

VenuWorks

VenuWorks is the official management company of Topeka Performing Arts Center. For more information, please visit www.venuworks.com.

Weapons

Guests, including law enforcement personnel not present in an official capacity, are prohibited from bringing weapons into the building. TPAC does not provide weapon lockers. Weapons may not be checked in at the Box Office. Weapons include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Firearms
  • Explosives
  • Stun guns
  • Handcuffs
  • Brass Knuckles
  • Sticks/Clubs/Batons
  • Martial arts instruments
  • Pepper spray/Tear gas
  • Knives
Guests found in possession of the above-mentioned items will be asked to remove the item from the building or dispose of it. Guests who refuse to comply will be ejected from the building and may be subject to arrest.

Weddings & Receptions

Your perfect day in an elegant facility is just a phone call away. Contact Blair Adams, Director of Event Services, at badams@topekaperformingarts.org or 785-234-2787 x102 or complete the inquiry form on the Facility Rental page for additional details.

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs are available for temporary transportation to seating upon request. Please contact the Box Office at 785-234-2787 x104 or ask any event staff personnel.

Will Call

Will Call is available for various events per request of the ticket purchaser. Tickets can be picked up at any open box office window, during regular business hours, after the purchase is made. The individual picking up the tickets must present his/her valid picture ID. An order confirmation number and purchasing credit card may also be required.

Name changes will not be accepted over the phone and information regarding Will Call tickets will not be given out over the phone.
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