Mary Alice Reporting –

When buying tickets to shows at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas be sure to not pay higher prices.

Third party sites, legally, are listing upcoming shows and ticket pricing is above what is listed by the New Philadelphia theatre.

General Manager David Mitchell reminds people, not only when purchasing tickets at the PAC but for any concert venue, to start the ticket buying process at the locations website.

 “There are so many third party ticket buying websites out there that will look like the Performing Art Center’s website, it’s got our seating chart on there, but they are not us and they are reselling tickets at sometimes 200, 300 percent higher price than what you can get directly at the box office. The venues, the artists don’t see any of that money. This is just somebody in there basement turning a profit and just really, in my opinion, scamming the general public.”

Thanks to season and other sponsors, Mitchell notes, for the PAC, their per ticket pricing rarely exceeds a hundred dollars.

“How that impacts the venue the most is that there might be some people interested in seeing an artist like Elle King and they’ll go online and they’ll see a $300, $400 ticket and think wow, that’s how much live entertainment at the Performing Arts Center costs I guess I’m not able to go to the Performing Arts Center.”

Mitchell notes that tickets sales account for roughly 65% of the PAC’s budget.

More details on the upcoming entertainment schedule can be found at

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