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Michael Golden “I believe that music is an essential aspect of being human, and therefore a potentially powerful arena for advancing peace and the development of humanity. I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to teach and learn with these dedicated students, and I am equally grateful for the committed support from this university to fostering the arts in our community, this wonderful Performing Arts Center being one manifestation of that support.”

Michael Golden, DMA
Professor of Music Composition and Theory, Director of Creative Arts

Classes taught:
* Music Composition
* Computer Music
* World Music
* Jazz
* Music and Ecology
* Music and Mind
* Creative Arts Forum
*Core and Learning Clusters

Tickets Available Online 24/7

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Online Ticket Service
To order tickets, visit the specific event page on our Calendar of Events pages. At the bottom of each event page, click on the Buy Tickets button to go to the online shopping cart to choose your seats and price level. The online shopping cart system is operated by You may choose print at home e-tickets, or to have your tickets mailed, or held at Will Call.  For iPhone & Android phone owners, you can now have your tickets delivered to your phone! 

Buy Tickets  Returning customers log in to your My Tickets account.

Ticket Mailing & Pickups
Unless the e-ticket option has been selected, tickets ordered more than ten days in advance of the performance will be mailed. All other ticket orders will be held at the box office window for pick up on the day of the performance.

Payment Methods
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express for telephone and online sales orders.

Cash and checks are accepted when purchasing tickets in person at the box office window. Patrons with returned checks will be charged a fee of $25. Soka Performing Arts Center reserves the right to not accept checks on the day of an event.

All ticket fees are included in the ticket price for events presented by Soka Performing Arts Center and Soka University of America.  Tickets sold on behalf of other users or groups that are not a part of Soka University of America will incur a per ticket fee based on the ticket price as set forth in our agreement with

We guarantee that all orders will be pulled from the best available seating at the time the order is placed.

If you would prefer to call to order, please contact us at...

Box Office:
(949) 480-4ART (4278)  

Box Office hours:
Monday - Friday:  10 am to 2 pm
Box Office will be open 1 hour prior to scheduled performance times on performance days.

Seating Chart:
View the Soka Performing Arts Center Concert Hall Seating Chart.

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Caution: Third-Party Ticket Alert:
Soka Performing Arts Center can not be responsible for tickets purchased from a third party broker or online reseller. Please purchase your tickets only from Soka Performing Arts Center or
Tickets purchased from a third-party cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. We can not contact you regarding possible changes to the performance and you may pay much more than the ticket's face value. We can not guarantee that your tickets are valid and may not be able to guarantee admittance. Help us to serve you by only purchasing from Soka Performing Arts Center.


  • All sales are final:  No refunds will be provided.  In the event of cancellation and the event is not rescheduled, refunds will be made available to patrons, or tickets may be exchanged for an event or performance similar in type and cost, subject to availability.
  • Exchanges:  Exchanges will be made up to 24 hours prior to performance.  Exchanges will not be made 1 hour before a performance.  You may exchange tickets for another event or performance of a similar type and cost, subject to availability.  Each exchange is subject to a $3 fee per ticket, plus any difference in price.  If tickets of the same price are unavailable, the difference in ticket prices will be refunded by check via mail.
  • Who Needs A Ticket:  Every person entering the theater needs a ticket, regardless of age.
  • Rush Tickets:  Rush tickets may or may not be made available for certain events, at the discretion of the management.  If Rush tickets will be made available for an event, management will set the price and terms no earlier than noon on the day of, but no later than 60 minutes prior to that performance.  Rush tickets will be available for sale only at the Box Office just prior to the event, with a strict "cash only" and "best available seating" policy at the discretion of the management. 


  • Arrive Early:  Please plan to arrive at the theater early enough to park your car and find your seats. It is advised that you be at your seats at least 10 minutes before curtain time to avoid missing any of the performance.
  • Drop Offs:  Street level drop off is available on University Circle.  Elevator access to the Plaza Level (Main Entrance and Box Office) is available at the drop off location.
  • Will Call:  The Will Call window is located at the Box Office on the Plaza Level next to the Main Entrance. It is advised that you arrive at Will Call at least one half hour prior to curtain time. Please be ready to provide the Box Office with the name under which the tickets were ordered, how the tickets were purchased, and the performance name and date if picking up tickets for a future performance.  For your protection, you may be asked to present the credit card you used to purchase the tickets and/or a photo ID.
  • Handicapped Parking:  Handicapped parking spaces are available in all parking lots and adjacent to the Soka Performing Arts Center on University Circle.  An elevator from street level to the main entry area on Plaza Level is located at the drop off location on University Circle.

  • Wheelchair Access:  The Soka Performing Arts Center is entirely wheelchair accessible and we are able to make special accommodations for other circumstances, if necessary, with advance notice.  Please let us know at the time of your ticket order of any special needs and we will work with you to make those arrangements.

  • Assisted Listening Devices:  Assisted Listening Devices are available for loan free of charge at the Information Counter in the lobby.  Patrons will need to leave their ID or a major credit card until the equipment is returned.

  • Late Seating:  To prevent disruption of a performance in progress, latecomers or patrons who have not entered the theatre when the performance begins, will be asked to wait in the lobby until there is a suitable interval in the performance to accommodate late seating.

  • Children:  We welcome children, however, not all of our events are appropriate for small children. A paid ticket is required for everyone entering the theatre, including infants and children. The box office can provide advice regarding an event's suitability for children.  (949) 480-4ART (4278)

  • Cameras and recording equipment:  The taking of photos or use of any mechanical or digital recording devices is strictly prohibited.

  • Cellular phones, beepers, watch alarms:  As a courtesy to all patrons, please turn these units to off or non-audible before the performance begins.

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