There are no refunds for PAC events but your unused tickets may be redeemed for a PAC Gift Certificate of equal value to be put toward a future ticket purchase or exchanged for tickets to another PAC event. For refunds for any other events at the PAC stage, you will need to contact that user group directly to learn of their refund policy.
Although Hardin County School organizations use the PAC free of charge, all potential users must submit a rental application: http://thepac.net/facility/. The application is then reviewed by the PAC staff and upon approval, the renter is sent a contract. The renter must then return the contract along with payment in full as a deposit and proof of insurance to secure their dates. The process is the same for school organizations but a deposit and proof of insurance are not required.
The entire JHHS/PAC building cost 32 million to build back in 2001. Of that cost, it is estimated that the PAC cost approximately 6 million which is considerably less than it would’ve cost to build such a facility if it were a “stand alone” structure separate from John Hardin High School.
The thing that separates theatre from all other media is that theatre is LIVE. In theatre the audience’s participation is essential, mandatory even. By taking the action out into the audience, patrons are encouraged to actively participate in a production. Doing so brings a theatrical production to life as opposed staring passively at a framed image be it television, computer monitors, movie screens or cell phones. The staging of action in the audience (often referred to as “breaking the fourth wall”) is an increasingly popular choice of stage directors.
Many events that happen on the PAC stage are recorded by HCECTV. You can contact them about purchasing a DVD at 270.769.8855 or http://www.hardin.k12.ky.us/tvp/index.htm. For information on DVDs of events not recorded by HCECTV, please contact the group performing that event. In addition, it should be noted that the copyright holders of many productions at the PAC restrict the use of recording devices due to stringent copyright infringement laws. When in doubt, please talk to a PAC staff member at the performance in question.
Although many organizations that make use of the PAC offer lessons, the PAC itself does not other than the occasional workshops through visiting artists. As this is an often asked question, we have devoted a whole webpage to area arts resources that may be able to assist you: http://thepac.net/additional-arts-resources/
The PAC staff includes the director, 2 front office staff, a technical director and a custodian and a corps of over two dozen volunteer students and adults that assist with everything from building sets to ushering to stuffing envelopes. Even so the upkeep of the facility can be daunting at times since the PAC is a year round facility. In general it takes roughly 12 hours to clean up after one event and prepare for the next.
JHHS and the PAC are two separate entities that just happen to share the same roof. The revenue produced by the PAC is channeled back into PAC programming and facility improvements and repairs that help us better serve the students and community that utilizes the facility.
The PAC is located inside JHHS because it is centrally located. Because this there is a misconception that the PAC serves primarily JHHS students. In actuality JHHS makes up a small fraction of the 30,000 students served by the PAC over a nine county region. To support the use of the PAC by ALL Hardin County schools, the PAC created “Arts For All” — a travel subsidy program used by all other schools in the district to make use of the PAC.
The PAC complements student learning and participation in performing arts and provides quality performing arts experiences for the community at large. In addition to our season of PAC produced programming, the PAC is available for use by any HCS organization free of charge and available for rental to others in the community.
The PAC is a year-round facility averaging 250 days of use annually.
Rows identified by a single letter (A) are on the orchestra level (downstairs).
Rows identified by a double letter (AA) are on the balcony level (upstairs). Balcony seating may not be available for all events.
Rows identified by a triple letter (AAA) are at the very front of the stage and are only available for specific events.
All PAC produced season events offer reserved seating only.
Limited wheelchair and adjoining companion seating is available on orchestra level and in the balcony with access via elevator. Contact the PAC office to reserve this seating. Early arrival is highly recommended.