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About the PAC

Located in the heart of the Mojave Desert of California, the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Barstow Community College is the new cultural hub of the High Desert.  The PAC hosts a variety of events that are culturally diverse and welcomes the entire community to experience art and culture. The Barstow Community College Performing Arts Center is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all of its patrons and performers.



Construction of the BCC Performing Arts Center began in October of 2010 and was set for completion in fall of 2012.  After numerous construction halts, the PAC was finally completed in summer of 2014 and was greeted with a soft grand opening to kick off its first academic classes.  Instrumental music classes were the first to move into the new facility, soon followed by vocal, piano, and theater classes the following spring semester. 


Throughout the first academic semester there were many student performances and a production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.  


On February 21st, 2015 the PAC had its first major community event; its grand opening featuring The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band.  Gaining recognition from the community, the building hosted its second major event; the USAF Band of the Golden West a month later which was free to the public.  


Both performances were sold-out and were praised for their success.  The PAC team looks forward to hosting many more events throughout the year.

We Continue to Grow:​
With the decline of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Barstow Community College Performing Arts Center is preparing to reopen to the public. Please visit the Gallery to view images from past performances. 
The BCC PAC is pleased to announce that is our new third party ticket provider for clients, at no extra cost, and for guest purchasing convenience. The PAC also accepts all major credit cards for ALL performances as well as.
The Black Box Theatre now has video projector capabilities that will allow BCC to offer movies, art films, Ted Talks and much more!
The Performing Arts Center Main Stage has also upgraded the lighting system to include six new Las Vegas-style 'movers' for dynamic lighting options. In addition, there is a new 10,000 lumen short throw projector to offer 'live' scenery on our massive Cyclorama screen. From rolling clouds, gentle waves, and  turbulent storms, to anything you can imagine; the PAC will make your performance come to life.