About the PACE
Tulsa Community College
VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education
10300 E. 81 St.
Tulsa, OK 74133
918-595-7777 (Ticket Office)
The VanTrease PACE opened in September of 1996. It seats 1,500 patrons at a maximum capacity, and the main level of seating holds more than 1,100, with 316 seats in the balcony and 60 box seats. The hall houses the college's Music and Theatre Departments as well as the Signature Symphony at TCC. In 2002, the PACE Expansion was opened adding a Recording Studio with state-of-the-art equipment, a Black Box studio theatre, two dressing rooms, a large scene shop with storage space, a welding shop, and a Rehearsal/Performance room with spring board floors for dancers.
Since the opening gala of the PACE, with the late Dudley Moore, it has hosted local performance companies such as Tulsa Ballet and Tulsa Opera, the Fiddler Hall of Fame, as well as national and international touring groups such as The Acting Company, Dave Brubeck and his Quartet, Theatre Beyond Words, Chicago's Second City and the Magic Bus. The PACE has twice hosted the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in 2006 and 2007.
The hall is currently booked approximately 345 days per year, and serves both the TCC community and the Tulsa community at large. Bookings for new outside clients begin in March for the fiscal year from July 1 through June 30. Due to the nature of our business and bookings, we cannot rent the facility on a continuing weekly basis.