PAHS Performing Arts Center

Exterior of the performing arts center at dusk with all lights on.


The Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art 25,100 square foot complex that provides a teaching venue and performance space at Paly. The building has a full fly tower, an orchestra pit with a motorized lift, a Meyer Constellation digital acoustic shell, and a comprehensive audio and lighting system. The facility officially opened on October 1, 2016. The main stage is suitable for music, drama, dance, lectures, panel discussions, film presentations, and more.

Carousel imageTwo chairs on stage with dark audience seating.Speaking lectern and projected video content on screen on stage.Audience seating and piano on stage from back of audience seating.Audience seating and piano on stage from center of audience seating.Carousel imageInterior view of theater lobby and large windows.Donor wall and art gallery display area of the lobby.Alternate view of lobby showing large windows, chandeliers, and door to audience seating.Carousel imageLobby benches, chairs, and end tables placed underneath the large windows.Six exterior doors to the lobby next to the ticket office, featuring compass rose decoration in lobby floor.Exterior sign over main arched entrance, sign reads Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center.Concessions stand in lobby showing signage, the serving counter, and refrigerator.Three ticket seller stations inside the box office looking out through sales windows.Exterior of ticket point of sale looking in to the box office.Panoramic picture of green room/makeup room.Panorama of on stage showing both stage left and stage right wings.