Juneau Performing Arts & Culture Center

This Page Last Updated: August 6th, 2013

Juneau has long wished for a true performing arts center.

Most recently, the City & Borough Assembly convened a Performing Arts Center Commission, which studied the problem, and hired expert consultants to come help analyze the community needs, resources, and future trends. The experts concluded that a new facility would cost between $16,000,000 and $43,000,000, and that the community may not have the resources at this time to build such a facility.

They did note that on the site currently designated in the City’s Comprehensive Plan for such a center, there exists a sturdy, use-able, if unglamorous, retired National Guard Armory, which might possibly be put to community use until such time as a true Performing Arts Center can be built.

The Board of Trustees of the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council very bravely decided to take the leap to see what can be done with this old building, with the modest goal of making it into a community center “bursting at the seams” and thereby make the case that the community needs a true Performing Arts & Culture Center.

And so the JACC was born.