Self-guided Tours

Upon approaching the 4th Avenue Market Place, you’ll notice the Earthquake murals and the self-guided historical Anchorage tour featuring larger-than-life Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race™ murals and a 5,000-year pictorial of  Anchorage history.

Follow the dog prints from E Street side of Sunshine Plaza to the C Street side of the 4th Avenue Market Place to learn the history of this great city and become immersed in its culture.

It all leads to the Tlingit totem pole located outside and Fourth Avenue and C Street. This is Anchorage’s first and only totem pole.

When you finish the tour, stop by one of the dozen retail shops, have a bite to eat at one of the restaurants, or treat yourself at a coffee shop and explore the indoor exhibits.

Banquet / Theater Rental

Rent the Port View Banquet Room & Experience Theatre

Nestled inside the Alaska Experience Theatre, this gem of a room is beautifully decorated in warm, earthy tones, welcoming you with a stunning view of the Anchorage Port and the Chugach Mountains. On a clear day you can see the Alaska Range in the background!

Port View rates
4 hour minimum rental for weekdays: $700 
8 hour minimum rental for weekends: $1100 

Additional fees for cleaning, bar service, linens, etc. Discount when you book an event with our caterer!

Rent the Theatre

Alaska Experience Theatre is newly renovated and offers our guests one of the only independent, state-of-the-art 3D Christie Digital Projection Systems in Alaska. We are conveniently located in downtown Anchorage on the corner of 4th Avenue and C Street.

Rent the Port View Banquet Room or Alaska Experience Theatre separately or together for private parties or special events. 

For more rates and information, please contact Samantha or Bre (907) 360-3984 or email us at

The banquet room and the theatre are great venues for your next:

  • Wedding
  • Reception
  • Conference
  • General Session
  • Lectures/Meeting
  • Church
  • Private Party
  • Training Session
  • Music Recital
  • Formal Event
  • Fundraising Event
  • Technical Presentation

Let us make your next event an Experience to remember!!

Facility Capacity

The Port View Banquet Room is 2,065 square feet and has capacity for 99 people.

Main Theatre Fixed Seating: 96 seats, plus handicap accessibility.

Earthquake Theatre: 36 seats, plus handicap accessibility.


Christie brand DCI D-Cinema Projector provides versatility with options of 2D & 3D movie, as well as computer and DVD presentations. We are the only theater in Alaska to offer this caliber of system for rentals. Computer connections are available in the projection booth, in the seating area, or in the stage area, as needed.


Hurley brand White 36′ Wide x 19′ High Perforated Screen


Over 300 square feet of open space with endless possibilities — from drama to comedy!  Backstage/Dressing Rooms are easily accessible from either side of the main stage.


Our surround sound system is accessible via a mixing panel centrally located at the rear of the stage area and can be used for microphones, musical instruments, and other sound equipment and provides a variety of uses.


There is plenty of parking for our guests in the 3rd Avenue parking lots, as well as the 5th Avenue parking garage, which is just across the street, both lots are available for an unbelievable rate of $1 per hour!

About the Theatre

Located in the historic 4th Avenue Market Place in downtown Anchorage, the Alaska Experience Theatre is newly renovated and open for business.  Our 96-seat main theater provides our guests with a state-of-the-art digital cinema experience utilizing a professional projector and sound system.


The Alaska Experience Theatre is available on a rental basis for meetings, parties, weddings, reunions and more.  

Hours of Operation 

The Alaska Experience Theater is open for special showings and banquets in the winter months. 

Our summer schedule is from May 15 – August 31st.  

We are open daily from 10:00 am- 7:00 pm

If you have any questions please call us at (907) 272-9076 or email us.

4th Avenue Market Place

Hours of Operation – Summer Hours
Daily – 9am-7pm

Located in Ship Creek Center, the 4th Avenue Market Place is a unique shopping venue featuring Alaska’s largest display of the 1964 Earthquake, larger-than-life Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race™ murals, Tlingit bear totem pole and a permanent art exhibit featuring the full collection of 63 Alaska prints by Alaskan artist Fred Machetanz (1908 – 2002).
In addition to the Alaska Experience Theatre, the 4th Avenue Market Place is home to retail shops, restaurants and coffee shops and features Alaskan native shows, artist demonstrations, and live music in summer.

Alaska Native Dance

The 4th Avenue Market Place hosts a cultural dance show three times a week, June 1 – August 31. Feel the drums pulse while Alaskan natives dance to the beat in full regalia.

Alaska Veterans Museum


Explore Alaska’s military history, where every one of the five Armed Services has had a role in governing and shaping Alaska. See the individual stories of Alaska’s Servicemen and Women and help us to honor their service and sacrifice!Alaska Veterans Museum

Alaska Fur Enterprise & Jewelry by Judith “Stephanie” Magnus

Alaska Fur: 907-274-4015

Stephanie: 907-444-4937Alaska Fur Enterprise

Anchorage Downtown Tour Group

907-748-0192 Downtown Tour Group

Muffy’s Flowers & Gifts

Muffys Flowers & Gifts

Muffy’s Flowers & Gifts: 907-726-1456


The Alaska Earthquake Experience

$6.95 /15 Minutes
This film shows every HALF HOUR throughout the day, starting at 10am-6:30pm
This exciting film includes a ride in our EQ simulator, sure to shake up any vacation! Remember, this coming March is the 50th Anniversery of the 1964 Earthquake!

Journey to Alaska & Northern Lights Adventure  

$9.95 /30 Minutes
This film runs every hour ON THE HOUR (10am, 11am, 12pm etc)
“Journey to Alaska” is an overview of the state and its history, industries, geographical regions, and population centers, great film, even if you have seen the state and all it’s wonders! Phenomenal aerial photography!! “Northern Lights Adventure” is a short feature on Todd Salat – famous Aurora Borealis photographer.

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