Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center
800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, CA  93030

(805) 385-8147
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Year Founded:
    1968
Description:
   A combination of distinctive features makes the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center the ideal Complex for business meetings, trade shows, seminars and many other events. With its spacious theater and eight additional meetings rooms, the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center can easily handle the needs of any group up to 3, 500 - 4,000 persons. And, the network of enclosed patios provides the perfect setting for private community events, including weddings, receptions, banquets and more. Free parking for approximately 500 vehicles is available immediately adjacent to the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center, plus limited additional parking is nearby.
    As one of the larger theater's in western Ventura County, the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center provides outstanding entertainment opportunities to Ventura County residents and visitors. Consisting of 1,604 seats, the theater provides a convenient location for numerous cultural , educational and entertainment opportunities.
    Since its opening in March 1968, the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center has hosted thousands of performances reaching more than 3 million people. Outstanding Broadway musicals, prominent guest speakers, and musical acts and plays have all graced the center's stage.
    In 1996, the center was completely refurbished after serving its first twenty-eight years as the "Oxnard Civic Auditorium" and has been upgraded to meet future community cultural and artistic needs.
Entertainment Type:
    Other Performance
Auditions & Try outs?:
    Yes, depending on the event.
Rent Out Props?:
    Yes


Business Hours:
    8 AM - 5:30 PM
Location Type:
    Performing Arts Center
Payment Accepted:
    Cash,   Amex,   MasterCard,   Visa,  
Languages Spoken:
    English,   Spanish,  
Admission Pricing:
   $14.99 to $65.00
    Box Office is open from 10:00am until 6:00pm Monday thru Saturday and from 11:00am until 3:00pm on Sunday.
General Business Classification:
    Arts, Music, Entertainment, Festivals
    Categories:
    Ballet
    Box Office / Ticket Sales
    Chamber Music
    Community Centers
    Dramatic Arts - Misc.
    Entertainment Bureaus
    Halls & Auditoriums
    Performing Arts
    Performing Arts Centers
    Presenting Companies
    Theatre Companies
    Venues - Misc.

Admittance:
    During normal business hours.
Indoor/Outdoor:
    Indoor/Outdoor Location
Parking On-Site?
    Yes   --   Plenty of spaces available, as well as handicap parking.
Handicapped Accessible?
    Yes
Smoking?
    Some restrictions
Cell Phones & Pagers?
    Some restrictions
Cameras/Recording Equip.?
    Some restrictions
Pets Allowed?
    No
Gift Certificates?
    Available for Sale
Season Tickets?
    Available for Sale
Group Sales Programs?
    Yes
 Recent Buzzes!!
3/11/14 - Professional Boxing Returns to Ventura County on March 15 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center
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Top Players Promotions is thrilled to announce that professional boxing will once again return to Ventura County with the highly anticipated event, ICE VS. FIRE II at the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
After their successful promotional debut that took place last summer in Ventura, and was the first professional boxing event to take place in that city in almost a decade, Top Players Promotions is back for another round of action this time offering two title fights. In the main event, Russian Super Middleweight, MAKSIM VLASOV (28-1, 14 KOS), will fight for the vacant NABO Super Middleweight Title against Capitol Heights, Maryland’s HENRY BUCHANAN (21-3, 14 KOS).
Currently ranked #4 in the super middleweight division by the IBF, Vlasov, who trains out of Ventura County, will move into contention for a world title shot if he can score a victory against the hard hitting Buchanan. In the co-main event, MAUREEN SHEA (22-2, 11 KOS), will fight for the WBO Interim Women’s Featherweight World Championship. Shea, who lives and fights out of Ventura, California, is considered one of the best female featherweight fighters in the world. Known for her work as the chief sparring partner for Hilary Swank in the Academy Award winning film, Million Dollar Baby, Shea originally from New York City, will be fighting in Southern California for the first time.
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2/20/14 - Save the Date! Pictures at an Exhibition Friday @ the Oxnard Performing Arts Center
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Cristina Ortiz, piano* Ravel-Ma Mere l'Oye (Mother Goose Suite), Villa-Lobos-Momoprecoce, Mussorgsky/Ravel-Pictures at an Exhibition.
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2/5/14 - See Big Band Music- In the Mood at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center
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With a big band orchestra, singers and dancers, IN THE MOOD presents a retro 1940s musical. Experience the music that moved a nation's spirit and helped win a war. This was the last time when all of America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music. IN THE MOOD, a 1940s musical, as part of its 2007 national tour will be performing in the west during October and March, presented by Artbeat.
Much more than a concert, IN THE MOOD takes a retro look at the life and time of America’s greatest generation, a generation that was listening and dancing to the same kind of music. With music and dance performed to up-tempo big band rhythms and mellow intimate ballads, a mood was set to inspire a future filled with hope, promise and prosperity. This was a time like no other in our Nation’s history, a time when music moved the Nation’s spirit. Come experience the swing, rhythm, jazzy, brassy, sentimental and romantic music of this important time.
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1/17/14 - Save the Date! Ventura County's 28th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- 1/20
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The 28th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday celebration will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014, at 9 a.m. in the auditorium of the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way. The theme is “Fifty Years After the March on Washington—The Struggle Continues.”
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly, historian and author of numerous articles and book chapters related to African American leadership and identity during the 19th and 20th centuries. Her most recent book, By the Least Bit of Blood: the Allure of Blackness among Mixed-Race Americans, 1862-1919, will be released in 2014. With 20 years of teaching experience, she currently teaches history and political science at the University of La Verne, Point Mugu Campus.
On Monday, January 20, 2014, the day will begin with a Freedom March from Plaza Park at Fifth and “C” Streets. Community members, elected officials and spiritual leaders will assemble at the park for prayer at 8 a.m.; the march will begin at 8:15 a.m. and proceed to the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Transportation is available to Plaza Park from the Performing Arts Center parking lot for the march only.
The program will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature youth speakers, scripture readings, and inspirational music by the MLK Youth Choir. The youth choir will be directed by Mrs. Mary Ann Woodard, Director of the after school music programs for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. The choir participation is open to all children, young adults, choir directors, and musicians. Rehearsals will be held on Saturdays, January 11 and 18, 2014, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Music Room of the Boys and Girls Club. The club is located at 1900 W. 5th Street in Oxnard. Mrs. Woodard may be contacted at mwoodard@bgcop.org or at (805) 236-5519. Included in the MLK day will be an activity created to motivate low-income and first generation middle and high school students in the Ventura County area through an educational resource fair, college readiness mini-workshops, and a community dialogue during the MLK Day of Service beginning at 12 noon. The activity is being sponsored by the CEDC, which is a private non-profit community development corporation that provides comprehensive housing services through a community building approach in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. This activity builds on the work CEDC has carried out to engage young people in planning early to attain higher education and getting informed about programs available in the community and local institutions to make their educational dreams into a reality. Parents are also encouraged to participate along with their children, and there is no charge for the workshops and resource fair. Tickets for the program are $7 and are available at the Performing Arts Center box office (486-2424) or from any member of the MLK, Jr., Committee. PAC box office hours are Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Committee now has an online presence through its website and social media. The website address is http://www.mlkventuracounty.com. The Facebook page can be found under the heading “Martin Luther King, Jr., Committee of Ventura County.” For information about the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day observance, there is also a Facebook event page titled “Martin Luther King Jr. Day—28th Annual Ventura County Observance.” The Committee’s Twitter address is www.twitter.com/MLKventura. Exhibits, refreshments, and vendor booths will be set up in the Oxnard and Ventura Rooms of the Performing Arts Center. For information or vendor booth applications, please call Willie Claytor at (805) 985-3387. From its inception in 1986, the MLK observance program has attempted to spotlight the positive achievements and accomplishments of the youth of our community. In previous years, the Monday program has drawn approximately 800 people from throughout Ventura County and Santa Barbara. It was necessary to cancel the program only once, on January 17, 1994, due to an earthquake. As in previous years, this year’s program promises to be an inspirational, informative, and enjoyable experience; and we invite everyone to be a part of the activities and celebration of Rev. Dr. King’s life and legacy.
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1/6/14 - Save the Date! Jesse Lynch's Jazz 101 -- 1/15
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If Jesse Lynch sounds and looks familiar, this is probably because he is no stranger to Live On Stage Audiences. Jesse has been on tour through the United States in well over 100 engagements in performance with Daniel Rodriguez and The American Tenors.
As a pianist, composer, arranger, improviser, and educator, Jesse Lynch regularly performs in any number of musical styles. From Beethoven to Bop, to free jazz and contemporary composition, he regularly straddles the spectrum of musical innovation and tradition. Jesse studied both jazz and classical performance and has an extensive professional history as a vocal accompanist and coach. Jesse currently plays jazz, funk, opera, pop, R&B, electronica and classical music in New York City. He collaborated with writer/poet Gil Helmick and several improvising musicians in 2008 on the album, “Crimes Against Inhumanity,” available on Old Port Records.
Upcoming projects include work with Charlie Neville, a TriBeca music/theater/dance project called "Water in the Desert," music directing and piano for the upcoming radio show "Club 86," playing in Hollywood for an Oscars After-Party, and traveling to Australia to collaborate with notable playwright Shaun Charles and New Zealand's famous "Songbirds," Marla and Marissa. "Jesse Lynch is a brilliant and genre-defying pianist...capable of ferocious passion and tender subtlety at any given moment. His well-rounded talent is as big as his musical vocabulary." --Taylor Mesple, Producer, Old Port Records
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1/2/14 - Learn how to Ballroom Dance tonight!
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Each week a different live band performs big band sounds from the 1930s and 1940s, along with other types of music, to keep the dance floor in a constant state of counterclockwise motion. Fox trot, waltz, cha-cha, tango, samba and even line dancing test the men's ability to remember their steps and turns while the women follow their lead.
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11/8/13 - Save the Date! Dine and dance to help the homeless! -- 11/9
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The fourth annual “black and white" dinner/dance to raise funds for the homeless will be held on Nov. 9 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. The funds from the event will be used to support the operations of the winter shelter which serves the homeless in West Ventura County.
The Ventura District of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will hold the dinner dance from 6 pm to midnight. The theme for the event is "giving a little warmth to the ones left in the cold." Formal black and white attire will be required.
Since 2001, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been operating the shelter during the winter months, alternating between the National Guard armories in Ventura and Oxnard. The Society expects that this year’s costs will run about $305,000 to operate the shelter for 4 months. The Society plans to open the shelter on December 1, 2013, as it did last year. If funds allow, the shelter will close on March 31, 2014. Music for the dance will be provided by Juano and Friends, a local band in Ventura County, consisting of Juan Garcia and his friends.
Tickets are $50 each until October 31 and $60 after October 31. Further information about the shelter, the event and sponsorships, and purchase of tickets can be obtained by calling 509-4400 or online at www.svdpvc.org.
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10/31/13 - Save the Date! Dine and dance to help the homeless! -- 11/9
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The fourth annual “black and white" dinner/dance to raise funds for the homeless will be held on Nov. 9 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. The funds from the event will be used to support the operations of the winter shelter which serves the homeless in West Ventura County.
The Ventura District of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will hold the dinner dance from 6 pm to midnight. The theme for the event is "giving a little warmth to the ones left in the cold." Formal black and white attire will be required.
Since 2001, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been operating the shelter during the winter months, alternating between the National Guard armories in Ventura and Oxnard. The Society expects that this year’s costs will run about $305,000 to operate the shelter for 4 months. The Society plans to open the shelter on December 1, 2013, as it did last year. If funds allow, the shelter will close on March 31, 2014. Music for the dance will be provided by Juano and Friends, a local band in Ventura County, consisting of Juan Garcia and his friends.
Tickets are $50 each until October 31 and $60 after October 31. Further information about the shelter, the event and sponsorships, and purchase of tickets can be obtained by calling 509-4400 or online at www.svdpvc.org.
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10/31/13 - "CLASSICAL SYMPHONY" with Andrew von Oeyen -- 11/1
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Show date: Friday, November 1, 2013 - 8:00PM Tickets:$78,$62,$58,$47,$33,$25 (Student rush tickets are for full-time college & high school students with ID Only) Expected Pieces by: Prokofiev, Haydn & Mozart featuring: Conductor Marcelo Lehninger & Pianist Andrew von Oeyen
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8/29/13 - Associated Square Dancers Convention- Labor Day Jamboree 2013 -- 8/30
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Come enjoy 3 days of dancing fun in Oxnard.
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