San Mateo Performing Arts Center

Our premiere venue

San Mateo Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) offers all that you would want in a premiere theater venue. As the largest theater between San Francisco and San Jose, we offer a spacious, multi-level lobby with vaulted ceilings, 1540 seats, a large, fully equipped concession area, a will-call/coat check room, a box office with four (interior and exterior) ticket windows and both large group and private dressing rooms.

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1540 Seats

Stage depth = 44′ 3″

Proscenium width = 49′ 7″

Orchestra Pit

Orchestra Shell


Fly system

Two Follow Spot Lights

9′ Steinway Grand Piano

Yamaha DM7 w/RiO-3224

Shure ULXD SM58s