Organization Overview: Soka Performing Arts Center is part of Soka University of America, a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres in south Orange County, California in the City of Aliso Viejo. Soka University, whose mission is to “foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life,” sits just three miles from the beach (if you are a bird – nine miles driving) and located in the heart of Southern California’s abundance of cultural, educational, sporting and adventure opportunities. Soka University is nationally ranked in the Top 50 National Liberal Arts Colleges and Top 10 Best Value Colleges by US News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2017."
Soka Performing Arts Center’s concert hall seats 1032, and features world-class acoustics designed by noted acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, acoustic designer of such noted performance venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. There is also a Black Box Theater capable of flexible configurations, with a capacity of 160-400.