Arts and Events

In general tickets are sold one hour prior to the performance.  Parking is free for all events held after 5:00 pm on Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday.  Events running Monday through Thursday you will need to purchase a parking pass at the kiosks located on campus.  If you have additional questions please contact 805.289.6307

Tickets $15.00 General/Students & Seniors $10.00

 

 

 


 

2016 SPRING CALENDAR OF EVENTS  & PERFORMANCES

INTO THE WOODS

 OPERA/MUSICAL THEATRE

INTO THE WOODS

Directed by Brent Wilson

7:30 pm Performances

  •      Thursday, February 18th

  •      Friday, February 19th

  •      Saturday, February 20th

  •      Thursday, February 25th

  •      Friday, February 26th

  •      Saturday, February 27th

2:30 pm Performances

  •      Saturday, February 20th

  •     Sunday, February 21st

  •     Saturday, February 27th

  •     Sunday, February 28th

12:30 pm Performances   

  •     Wednesday, February 24th

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Studio Theater PAC 119

 

For more information please call 289.6307

Tickets sold 1 hour before performance

General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $10

Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.

 

VENTURA COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Featuring the Winner of the Henry Schwab Violin Competition

Directed by Robert Lawson

Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

 

For more information please call 289.6307

Tickets sold 1 hour before performance

General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5

Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.

March 5th Gala Event Dinner (RSVP required)@ 5:30 p.m. PAC Patio

 

SPRING THEATER PRODUCTION

“The Waiting Room”

VENTURA COLLEGE THEATRE DEPARTMENT

April 7 - 9 and April 14 – 17

April 7 – 9 & April 14-16 │Thursday - Saturday at 8pm

FREE STUDENT HOOKY MATINEE April 14 at 2:00 PM
Sunday Matinee , April 17 at 3:00 PM 
Ventura College Performing Arts Center
Helen Yunker Auditorium

April 8th  Gala Event Dinner (RSVP required)@ 6:00 p.m. - PAC Patio

 

For more information please call 289.6307

Tickets sold 1 hour before performance

General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5

Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.

 

DIVERSITY IN CULTURE FESTIVAL

 Arts, Speakers, Market, Education, Culture Foods, and more / Ventura College

April 12-14/ Throughout the Ventura College Grounds

 

VENTURA COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

“THE TITAN” MAHLER SYMPHONY NO.1 IN D (The Titan)

Directed by Robert Lawson

Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 8:00 PM

Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D (The Titan)

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

 

For more information please call 289.6307

Tickets sold 1 hour before performance

General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5

Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.

 

SPRING 2016 ACTING FORUMS

May 2-6

Monday & Wednesday at 10:00 AM

Tuesday & Thursday at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Studio Theatre- Room 119

Free Public Event/Parking $2.00; please purchase at any kiosk on campus.

 

VENTURA COLLEGE DANCE PERFORMANCE

May 5, 6, 7, at 8:00 PM

Thursday - Saturday

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

For more information please call 289.6307

Tickets sold 1 hour before performance

General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5

Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.

May 8th  Mother's Day Gala Event Dinner & Special Dance Performance Matinee (RSVP required)@ 6:00 p.m. - PAC Patio

Treat the mother(s) in your families to a special afternoon Brunch and Show. Dinner reservations include VIP seating for the 3 p.m. Dance Performance Matinee.
Dinner and Performance Price to be announced soon. RSVP in advance. This will coincide with the Student Art Closing Exhibition Reception

 

 

VENTURA COLLEGE COMPOSERS CONCERT

Music for Brass and Percussion (new works by Student Composers)

Directed by Robert Lawson

Monday, May 9, 2016, at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

 

For more information please call 289.6307

Tickets sold 1 hour before performance

General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5

Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.

 

 

SPRING 2016 STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

Directed by Robert Lawson

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Music performance featuring chamber ensembles, duets, trios, and quartets

 

For more information please call 289.6307

Tickets sold 1 hour before performance

General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5

Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.Tuesday

 

VENTURA COLLEGE CHOIR AND CHAMBER SINGERS

Conducted by Brent Wilson

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Ventura College presents the Spring 2016 Choir performance

For more information please call 289.6307

Tickets sold 1 hour before performance

General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5

Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.

 

SPRING 2016  JAZZ CONCERT

Conducted by Leslie Drayton

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Ventura College presents the Spring 2016 Jazz Band performance

 

For more information please call 289.6307

Tickets sold 1 hour before performance

General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5

Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.

 

 

VENTURA COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Henry Schwab Violin & Viola Competition

Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Admission is free/ Parking is free

 

For more information please call 289.6307

Tickets sold 1 hour before performance

General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5

Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.

 

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VENTURA COLLEGE ART GALLERY EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Gallery Hours

Art Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Campus Parking

Parking on Campus requires a parking permit, which may be purchased from two automated yellow boxes  in the West parking lot, and one automated yellow box in the North parking lot. The cost for parking is two dollars ($2).

RECEPTIONS FOR THE EXHIBITIONS

Are held on the patio in front of Gallery 2

GALLERY 2

SPRING 2016

January 21st -February 18th / Reception January 21st, 6:30-8:30pm

The State of the State of California

March 3rd-March 31st / Reception March 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm

Ventura College Annual Faculty Exhibition

April 14th-May 5th / Reception April 14th, 6:30-8:30pm

Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition

May 8th, 6:00 – 7:45 pm, Gala Event Dinner, Student Art Closing Exhibition Reception in conjunction with Dance Performance, (RSVP required)

 


 

PAST EVENTS

 

Ventura College Symphony Orchestra

The Nutcracker

Oxnard Performing Arts Center

800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA * Box Office: 805.486.2424

Saturday, November 21st,  @ 2 PM & 7 PM

Sunday, November 22nd,  @ 2 PM

Information:  oxnardperformingarts.com  *  venturacountyballet.com

 

 

Ventura College Symphony Orchestra

The Nutcracker

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA

Friday, December 4th, 7 PM

Saturday December, 5th, 2 PM & 7 PM

Sunday, December 6th, 2 PM

 

Ventura College Choir and Chamber Singers

Conducted by Brent Wilson & Elizabeth Helms

December 2nd at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Ventura College presents the Fall 2015 Choir performance

Parking $2.00

 

Ventura County Ballet Presents

 The Nutcracker

with the Ventura College Symphony Orchestra

Friday, December 4th, @ 7PM

Saturday, December 5th, @ 2PM and 7PM

Sunday, December 6th @ 2 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

4700 Loma Vista Road

VCB Event Line: 805.323.6620

To purchase tickets:  www.venturacountyballet.com 

 

 Fall 2015 Acting Forums

December 8 at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Studio Theatre

Parking $2.00

 

Fall Student Chamber Music Concert

Directed by Robert Lawson

December 8th @ 8 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Music performance featuring chamber ensembles, duets, trios, and quartets

Parking $2.00

 

 

Fall 2015 Jazz Concert

Conducted by Leslie Drayton

'The First Step' with Special Guests

December 10th @ 8 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

4700 Loma Vista Road

Tickets $ 10.00

Parking $2.00

 

 

Ventura College Dance Performance

Directed by Becky Marzec Contreras

Friday, December 18th, Saturday, December 19th, & Sunday, December 20th

at 8 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

4700 Loma Vista Road

Information 805.289.6307

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Spring 2016 Performing Arts Schedule

 

MUSIC EXPOSED

February 1 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Interactive performance with Artists and Audiences

 

 

OPERA/MUSICAL THEATER

Directed by Brent Wilson

February 18, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

 

VENTURA COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Featuring the Winner of the Henry Schwab Violin Competition

Directed by Robert Lawson

March 5 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

 

MUSIC EXPOSED

March 7 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Interactive performance with Artists and Audiences

 

MUSIC EXPOSED

April 4 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Interactive performance with Artists and Audiences

 

SPRING THEATER PRODUCTION (TBA)

April 7 - 9 and April 14 – 17

Thursday – Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM

Preview/Hooky Matinee Thursday, April 7 at 2:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

 

VENTURA COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D (The Titan)

Directed by Robert Lawson

April 30 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

 

SPRING 2016 ACTING FORUMS

May 2-6

Monday & Wednesday at 10:00 AM

Tuesday & Thursday at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Studio Theatre

Free Public Event

 

VENTURA COLLEGE DANCE PERFORMANCE

May 5, 6, 7 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

 

VENTURA COLLEGE COMPOSERS CONCERT

Directed by Robert Lawson

May 9 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Music for Brass and Percussion (new works by Student Composers)

 

SPRING 2016 STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

Directed by Robert Lawson

May 10 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Music performance featuring chamber ensembles, duets, trios, and quartets

 

Ventura College Choir and chamber singers

Conducted by Brent Wilson

May 11 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Ventura College presents the Spring 2016 Choir performance

 

SPRING 2016 FULL JAZZ CONCERT

Conducted by Leslie Drayton

May 12 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Ventura College presents the Spring 2016 Jazz Band performance

 

 

VENTURA COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Henry Schwab Violin & Viola Competition

June 18 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Admission is free

 

PAST EVENTS

Summer 2015 - ArtWalk

                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

Summer 2015 Ventura College is a premier sponsor and participant in The Ventura Art Walk

in

Downtown Ventura, on July 18th and 19th, 2015

 

We have our finalists!!!  Winners will be announced and awards given at the Ventura Art Walk on Saturday, July 18th

The Top Three Finalists for Best Adult/College Film

  • "Duct Tape Captain America"  by Adrian Arroyo
  • "Over the Limit" by Natalie Ginsberg & Jeffrey Sardo
  • "The Robbery" by Carlo Castaneda

The Top Three Finalists for Best Female Actor

  • Natalie Ginsberg as Lindsey - "Over the Limit"
  • Marissa Wenzke as Tania - "Over the Limit"
  • McDonald's Drive Through Worker - "Duct Tape Captain America"

The Top Three Finalists for Best Male Actor

  • Carlo Castaneda as Robber #1 - "The Robbery"
  • Alan Meza as Ductaoe Captian America" - "Duct Tape Captain America"
  • Remy Mulloway as Robber #2  - "The Robbery"

Click on the link to view the Top Three Finalists  Click here to view VC Film Fest 2015

Ventura College will be hosting a free short two to five minute mobile video contest, performance classes in Guitar and Street Dance, ceramic making demonstrations, costume displays, an opportunity to have a professional photographer shoot your picture with your camera or cell phone. In addition two arts pods showing a variety of student and faculty works will be on display throughout the event. For a complete list of all the events,  please click on the link below "Schedule of Events". Ventura College's pods and performance will take place in Mission Park, across from the San Buenaventura Mission in downtown Ventura.

The film festival contest is now open and will close at midnight July 13, 2015.  Winners will be announce at the Art Walk.  The winners in each category will receive a $150 scholarship toward tuition or supplies for an art class of their choice at Ventura College. Details about how to enter the festival can be found at the http://www.artwalkventura.org/ site.

Beginning guitar enthusiasts can join a free guitar class by Master of the Classical Guitar and Ventura College Instructor, Carlos Gonzales. The class will be held on the stage at Mission Park July 18, 2015 at 12:00 Noon.  This is also open to anyone interested in learning the difference between the types of guitar's and styles of music that can be performed on the guitar. Students will learn the difference between pick style and finger style approach. Mr. Gonzales will personally demonstrate both techniques. He will teach students a basic finger exercise for both right and left hands. Participants should bring their own guitar for the hour and half lesson. Stay after the lesson for a performance from Ventura College Student Guitar Quartet, and the Maestro performing several solo works beginning at 1:30 PM.

Learn the basics of one of the coolest dance phenomenon of our times, Street Dance.  Ventura College Instructor Katiana Pallais will present a Class on Street Dancing on the stage in Mission Park on July 18, 2015 at 2:30 P.M.  All ages and all levels of experience are invited to join this free dance class. Participates are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and foot ware. Professor Pallais will guide students in the basic understanding of movement in street dance. Focusing on the muscle groups in the body, the proper way to warm the body up to dance movement, and relate the styles and historical approach to the nature of street dancing. Everyone participating will need to sign a waiver.  Those individuals under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian to sign the waiver.  Please see the links below for all the specific information.

 

As a part of the Art Walk Ventura College will exhibit a survey of the Ventura College Collection

ART OF THE MASTERS

VENTURA COLLEGE ART COLLECTION

Francisco Goya

Salvador Dali

Marc Chagall

Please click on the link below Art of the Masters for more information

Mobile Film Fest

Ventura College Mobile Film Fest 2015

The Top Three Finalists for Best Adult/College Film

  • "Duct Tape Captain America"  by Adrian Arroyo
  • "Over the Limit" by Natalie Ginsberg & Jeffrey Sardo
  • "The Robbery" by Carlo Castaneda

The Top Three Finalists for Best Female Actor

  • Natalie Ginsberg as Lindsey - "Over the Limit"
  • Marissa Wenzke as Tania - "Over the Limit"
  • McDonald's Drive Through Worker - "Duct Tape Captain America"

The Top Three Finalists for Best Male Actor

  • Carlo Castaneda as Robber #1 - "The Robbery"
  • Alan Meza as Ductaoe Captain America" - "Duct Tape Captain America"
  • Remy Mulloway as Robber #2  - "The Robbery"

Free Guitar Lessons

Free Dance Lessons

Schedule of Events

Participant Waiver