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Poway OnStage Celebrates 25 Years

Celebrating more than 25 years of presenting world-class performances in North Inland County.
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Formed in 1990, the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation has gone by many names: Arts Alive! The PCPA Foundation. The POW! Foundation. Now, with the arrival of our Silver Anniversary, we are proud to be recognized as Poway OnStage

Poway OnStage is the non-profit organization responsible for booking professional artists into the city-owned Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Each year, Poway OnStage assembles a line-up of marquee talent from the worlds of drama, dance, music, comedy and more. 
Poway OnStage Mission Statement
Entertaining, Educating and Enriching through Powerful Live Performances

​Poway OnStage is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Federal Tax ID #330366600
Entertaining, Educating and Enriching through Powerful Live Performances
Entertaining, Educating and Enriching through Powerful Live Performances
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Poway's Intimate Stage
Our vision is to create a cultural town center - a unique environment where neighbors can sit shoulder-to-shoulder for an entertaining and enriching evening of live performances. 

The Poway Center for the Performing Arts has become known as "Poway's Intimate Stage." Combine the unique, one-night-only performances with the intimate setting - seats are no more than 106 feet from the stage - and every show is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With no more than 800 seats, there truly is no bad seat in the house!
Poway OnStage Performances
Our performances are hand-crafted with our unique audience in mind.  Our state-of-the-art sound and uninterrupted sightlines earned us a ranking as one of the counties best concert venues (San Diego Union Tribune Reader’s Poll, 2014). 

Additionally, our center offers free and abundant parking, a welcome respite from the battles Arts lovers endure seeking parking at other concert venues.  Our pre-show lobby experience includes craft beer and wine and, on occasion, pre-show performers, dance lessons and more.  By creating an “arts inclusive” atmosphere, we enrich the community with quality performances, unique experiences and valuable memories. 

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Located in the heart of Poway, the Poway Center for the Performing Arts is an elegant beauty. The lobby is illuminated by huge, 70-foot plate glass windows.  On arrival, patrons are greeted by our grand staircase.  Our large, outdoor plaza features warm, welcoming market lights (and heaters on cool evenings), providing patrons the ideal space for pre-show dinners or a social hour before the show. 

While the seating area is intimate, the theater’s vast stage hosts shows of any scale – from intimate acoustic concerts and one-man shows to full Broadway caliber productions or a 40-person dance troupe.  Seating is arranged in two tiers (orchestra level and a second, mezzanine level), where patrons sit, literally, at the feet of performers, providing unprecedented closeness to the show. 

The lobby features visual art by professional artists (for purchase). The comfort of the lobby and the grandeur of the theater make this venue a gem in the community.

Parking at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts is always free and convenient! For more information on the PCPA, visit the Poway Center website

Buy Tickets from the Official Source  

Poway OnStage is the not-for-profit dedicated to presenting professional performances at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.  We recommend purchasing tickets only from these websites:

Both of these sites will redirect to sa1.seatadvisor.com to facilitate your sale.

We highly recommend that patrons purchase from these official sources for the best seats, best service and best prices.

When you purchase tickets from unofficial sources:
- You pay more than face value.
- Your tickets may not be real.
- Your tickets can not be replaced when lost or stolen.
- We cannot contact you with crucial information on show cancellations, time changes, road closures or traffic updates, upcoming shows or other useful information.
- You are not directly supporting a non-profit organization.
- You are contributing to a practice that makes it harder for true fans to see their favorite shows without paying a premium charge.

Tickets purchased from unofficial sources are done so at a risk. By purchasing only from the official source, you are assured that the ticket you receive is valid and is being sold to you at current face value.

Poway OnStage and the Poway Center for the Performing Arts warn our patrons about websites claiming to sell tickets to our shows. These websites do not have the authority to sell tickets to our shows. Tickets should only be purchased through the websites listed above or the PCPA box office, unless specified otherwise on our website. 

If you become aware of third party sites attempting to sell our tickets, please send us an email with a link to the site in question and any pertinent information regarding your interaction with them to
business@powaycenter.com. Additionally, if you have been scammed by one of these sites, you can report it to the FBI by visiting www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx.


Contact Us

  1. Box Office

    15498 Espola Road
    Poway, CA 92064

    Phone: 858-748-0505


    Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Poway OnStage Office

    Phone: 858-668-4798

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