Thousands of performances have been held at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center since it’s opening in 1968. Performances have been of a wide variety including prominent speakers, musical acts and plays and Broadway musicals.
This is among the larger theaters in the County and one of the most popular venues for entertainment. The center has enough seating for 1,604 guests. However, not only performances happen at the center.
It’s also a great place for seminars, trade shows, business meetings and much more. The center has 8 additional meeting rooms in addition to the 1,604 seat theater. While the theater only holds so many seats, the center can cater to groups of up to 4,000 people; just one of the reasons it’s a popular choice for many important events including weddings, receptions and more.
Visitors will find up to 500 free parking spaces adjacent to the Center with additional parking nearby, however it’s limited. The grounds feature enclosed patios which automatically provides an ideal place for just about any event, big or small.
Many visitors enjoy the performances they go to see at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center but they also enjoy other features of the establishment like the clean restrooms and comfortable theater. The view from the seats, at any angle, is absolutely great. Local events are often held here including kid’s events like community plays, graduations, violin concerts, shows hosted by local clubs, retreats and so much more.
When you’re finished at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center you might want to grab a bite to eat nearby and you have plenty of options. Whether you’re in the mood for seafood, Mexican, Chinese, American; you’re going to find somewhere to dine easily. If you’re just in the mood for a treat then check out the Cold Stone Creamery less than a mile away.
At one point the Center was to be closed but they were able to negotiate with the City of Oxnard and the Center remains open during the final negotiations with the future operator. Ventura County residents were unhappy to learn that it could be closed and the Center is currently accepting donations which are always beneficial in helping your local community.
In addition the community can also show some support by booking an event, attending an event or function or making a donation to their online fundraiser.
The Center remains focused on providing an exceptional place for the community to enjoy and deliver the best entertainment options for residents. Check their schedule to see what events are upcoming and to plan your own visit. If you need help with funds visit this page. If there’s still room on your itenerary after visiting the Center you might consider this small but open park that is less than 2 miles away. Enjoy a picnic or take a stroll along the pathway.
Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030