Welcome to Ventura College's Department of Performing Arts!


Ventura College's Performing Arts Department prepares students to become highly skilled performing artists. We are pleased to offer small academic classes, applied study with highly qualified faculty, and a wide variety of music, theater and dance ensembles. Our students work alongside our dynamic faculty to develop the knowledge and skills to excel in a variety of fields.

Use the sidebar links to explore our department's Music, Theatre Arts, and Dance programs.

 


UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

 

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

By Rupert Holmes

 
Edwin Drood musical
ABOUT:

This December, Ventura College presents Rupert Holmes’ musical THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, a hilarious whodunit murder mystery where the murderer is chosen nightly by audience vote. Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished tale of obsessive love and betrayal, the story is presented as a show-within-a-show, as the Music Hall Royale - a delightfully loony Victorian theatre company - presents Dickens’ brooding mystery. Musical numbers include “Perfect Strangers,” “Don’t Quit While You’re Ahead,” “Off To The Races” and “Moonfall.”

This production features a live professional orchestra (Brent Wilson, conductor) and will be performed live and in-person, following all Covid procedures, at our Performing Arts Center Outdoor Theatre. Bring a chair and a blanket and join us!

 

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, December 3 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 PM

 

TICKET LINKS & PRICES:

General Admission - $15
Students/Seniors/Staff - $5
For Tickets, CLICK HERE

* NOTE: Online sales only – no cash sales. Advance purchase is recommended – electronic or paper tickets will be scanned at the entrance. Audience members purchasing at the entrance may scan a QR code to purchase tickets from their mobile device. 

 

LOCATION:

Performing Arts Center Outdoor Theatre. BYO Chairs/blankets. Face masks and social distancing required.

 


A Winter Celebration

Featuring the VC Chorus & Singers,
VC Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra,
Chamber Music, and Jazz Band

 
 
Winter Celebration
ABOUT:

The Department of Performing Arts presents A WINTER CELEBRATION. This two-day music festival will run December 11th and 12th and will feature the VC Chorus & Singers, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Chamber Music.  This musical open house begins at 1pm and will run until about 4pm; come early to picnic –local food trucks will be offering up delicious bites starting at 12pm! Saturday and Sunday will have different programs; so come to one or enjoy both programs with our special weekend pass. Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season – while supporting local businesses – with a weekend of uplifting music performed by our talented students and a few special guests!

These performances will be live and in-person, following all Covid procedures, on the Performing Arts Center’s East Lawn. Bring your chairs and blankets, grab some food, and enjoy the music!

 

 
PERFORMANCES:

Saturday, December 11 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 12 at 1:00 PM
(Local food trucks starting at 12pm both days)

 

TICKET LINKS & PRICES:

One Day Pass
General Admission - $15
Students/Seniors/Staff - $5

Weekend Pass
General Admission - $20
Students/Seniors/Staff - $7.50

For Tickets, CLICK HERE

* NOTE: Online sales only – no cash sales. Advance purchase is recommended – electronic or paper tickets will be scanned at the entrance. Audience members purchasing at the entrance may scan a QR code to purchase tickets from their mobile device. 

 

LOCATION:

Performing Arts Center East Lawn. BYO Chairs/blankets. Face masks and social distancing required.

 

 


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