Hello and Welcome!

The Central Lakes Performing Arts Center was designed to be a resource for the entire community. We look forward to seeing you at our performances. Below is information we feel will be helpful for your visit. If you have and further questions , please call the Box Office at 218-855-8199 or 800-933-0946, ext. 8199.



The CLC Performing Arts Center strives to be accessible to its patrons.  Please make your reasonable accommodation requests a minimum of 24 hours in advance of a performance.

Seating (see our venues here)

Events in our Chalberg Theatre are reserved seating.  There are approximately 33 seats in rows M and N that can be reached without having to use stairs.  Chairs in these rows are removable to accommodate a wheelchair, if needed.

Events in our Dryden Theatre are general admission seating.  If you require special accommodations for events that take place in the Dryden Theatre, we can reserve seats for you.  Please inform the box office when purchasing your tickets if special accommodations are needed.

Events in Tornstrom Auditorium are reserved seating. Tornstrom Auditorium is housed in the Washington Educational Services Building, 804 Oak Street, Brainerd, and is owned by ISD 181.  There are four spaces in row B that are reserved for wheelchairs only.  Each of these also has a companion seat.  Please inform the box office when purchasing your ticket if special accommodations are needed.

Assistive Hearing Devices

We offer wireless hearing devices at no additional charge to our patrons for most performances.  These devices are available on a first come, first served basis.  Requests should be made a minimum of 24-hours in advance of the performance by contacting our box office 218-855-8199.


Purchase Tickets

Our box office is located on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.  The best way to find us on campus: park in the North parking lot off of College Drive, enter CLC through door #4, go to the left then an immediate right.  The box office will be on the left.


By Phone: 218-855-8199 or 800-933-0346 x 8199


Via Web: www.clcperformingarts.com. Service fees are applied to online ticket purchases and vary based on the face-value ticket price
In-person at the Box Office: For the daily business hours, please contact the box office at 218-855-8199 or 800-933-0346 x8199
Payment Methods Accepted: MasterCard and Visa credit/debit cards, cash, and checks


Additional Information

Inclement Weather:  Following industry standards, show cancellations occur only under the most extreme circumstances. Since events are planned many months in advance, a performance is not cancelled if the schedule performers are able to provide the show. Even if the local weather is unfavorable, the show will be presented if the performers are ready to go on as scheduled. If a ticket holder elects not to attend, no refunds will be issued. If, for any reason, there is no show to present, the performance will likely be rescheduled. Ticket holders will be notified regarding options should this happen.
Refunds/Exchanges: All sales are final.  We cannot issue refunds on tickets.  In the event a show is postponed or cancelled, a refund/exchange will be made at the discretion of the Box Office Manager.
CLC Student Ticket Discounts: Students of Central Lakes College (Brainerd/Staples) are eligible to receive a discount on in-house theatre productions and cultural arts series events.  Students are eligible to receive one ticket per event at a discount, and it must be purchased through the box office.
Lost Tickets: To have tickets re-printed, please contact the theatre box office at 218-855-8199.
Enjoying the Theatre: The theatre doors open for seating approximately 30 minutes prior to each show.
Late Seating: We do not guarantee late seating after a performance begins.  Latecomers may not be seated until intermission; this will be at the discretion of the house manager.
Child Age Recommendations and Restrictions: Attendance by children under the age of 6 is discouraged unless the show is specifically for younger children.  We reserve the right to refuse seating to patrons with infants and toddlers.


Need Help or Have Questions While Attending: Performances are staffed with Ushers and a House Manager to happily help you. They will all be wearing CLC PAC name tags for easier identification.


What Should I Wear?: Come as you are and be yourself. We do ask that you refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, or lotions with strong aromas. Your fellow patrons with allergies or sensitivites will thank you.


Electronic Devices: Please turn off all electronic devices. Recording of any performance is prohibited. This includes audio, video, and flash photography.


Food/Drink: Currently we offer bottled water and prepackaged snack items for purchase one hour before each show and during intermission if applicable. Concessions will be cash or check only. Outside food/drink is prohibited. Please be mindful of making noise with your snack containers during the performance, and kindly dispose of trash upon exiting.


Third Party Sellers: If you purchase tickets for one of our events from a third party, we cannot guarantee authenticity.  Please only purchase tickets from the CLC Performing Arts Center box office or from our online web portal www.clcperformingarts.com.