ABOUT US

3050 Los Angeles Ave

Simi Valley, CA 93065

svcacboxoffice@gmail.com

General Manager:

Fred Helsel

fhelsel@simivalley.org

Office Manager:

Bets Lastort

blastort@simivalley.org

Audience Services Manager:

Jessica Mata

jmata@simivalley.org

Technical Coordinator:

Nickolas Caisse

ncaisse@simivalley.org



Admin 805-583-7905​

Box Office 805-583-7900​

To reach the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Foundation, please visit www.svcacf.org 

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Overview

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center first opened its doors in 1995. Located in the historical building on the corner of Los Angeles Avenue and Church Street, the Center serves as regional hub for the arts and is home to theater, dance, music and the visual arts. It also serves as a community facility and is available for meetings, conferences and special events. The facility is owned and operated by the City of Simi Valley, under the City Manager's Office.

The Center functions as a producing, presenting, and rental house. Over 350 events take place at the Center every year. Events include musicals, concerts, craft fairs, arts exhibits, business meetings, and weddings.

The Cultural Arts Center is located at 3050 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065. To view upcoming programs and to purchase tickets, please visit the Cultural Arts Center website or call the box office at (805) 583-7900.

Mission

The mission of the Cultural Arts Center is as follows:

To provide a multipurpose facility to present performances of music, theater, dance, film, lectures and popular entertainment as well as space for conferences, meetings, seminars, and workshops; and,

To develop, support, and encourage cultural activities and educational programs to enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Simi Valley and surrounding communities.

 

2021-25 Strategic Plan

In July of 2021, the City Council adopted a five year strategic plan for the Cultural Arts Center.  The strategic plan focuses on six main areas: Quality of Life; Sustainability; Programming; Marketing, Outreach and Community Partnerships; Facility and Experience; and Arts Leadership and Advocacy. 

View and Download the 2021-25 Cultural Arts Center Strategic Plan.

Description of Facilities

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center facility houses three floors: Lower Floor, Main Floor, and Mezzanine.

The Main Floor includes the Main Lobby and concession area, the Main Gallery, and the theater.

The Lower Floor provides a Multipurpose Room, the Lower Gallery, and support areas for the Main Floor (including restrooms, professional dressing rooms, and a green room). In addition, a catering kitchen is located on the lower floor to support activities in the multipurpose room such as meetings, seminars, weddings, etc. The Multipurpose Room seats 70 - 90 for dining and up to 125 for other events. The Box Office and Administrative Offices are also located on the Lower Floor.

The Mezzanine area features both wing and balcony seating.

 

Rentals

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is available to rent for performances, concerts, conferences, and meetings. The facility features a 175-seat professional main stage area, 78-seat black box theater/multi-purpose room, full service dressing rooms, gallery/exhibit space; catering kitchen, and parking. It is also available to rent for seminars, concerts, conventions, trade shows, receptions, banquets, Bar Mitzvahs, weddings, holiday parties, and other private events.

If you are interested in renting the Cultural Arts Center for your production or event, please complete a rental inquiry form. Our staff will be in touch to discuss your rental. For general information and questions or to schedule an appointment, please call 805-583-7905.

Please note that a rental inquiry does not guarantee or reserve the space.

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The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center (SVCAC) recognizes the importance of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA). SVCAC believes in the transformative power of the arts to enrich lives and revitalize communities. We believe that engaging in the arts is essential to the human experience and should be available to all. We also recognize the true value and the critical role that diversity serves in helping our theater and community thrive.

We are committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the entire arts sector and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all. SVCAC strives to create and sustain a diverse, inclusive, and equitable space where everyone who walks through our doors —  patrons, artists, staff, volunteers, and vendors — feels valued and respected regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, or ability.

We believe in building a stronger organization and arts experience by ensuring that all voices have an opportunity to be heard and we strive to provide a safe environment to share ideas. We understand that the foundation of a vibrant, thriving arts venue is the cross-pollination of creative/diverse programming, the cultivation of inclusive practices and strategies, and the development of a diverse team of employees and volunteers who share in these values. We believe this is a continuous evolution as we strive to reflect and meet the needs of our patrons and our community.

With respect for the original caretakers of the land, we recognize that the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center currently inhabits the land of the Micqanaga'n and Chumash Nations. We honor the sacred lands of all indigenous American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations peoples.

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center’s IDEA philosophy is based on an understanding of the following:

INCLUSION means honoring and accepting the gifts, backgrounds, experiences, and wisdom that every individual brings with them, so that every stakeholder feels valued. Our stakeholders include staff, artists, volunteers, donors, audiences, arts partner organizations, and community members.

DIVERSITY means acknowledging and respecting human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups we are a part of or with which we are associated. These qualities include but are not limited to: ethnicity, race, color, country of origin, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual or relationship orientation, family structure, religion, beliefs, political affiliations, experiences and ability differences.

EQUITY means recognizing that not everyone starts at the same place, addressing inequities in access and opportunity, and allowing for full and fair participation.

ACCESS means that everyone, regardless of physical, emotional, and/or developmental barriers, deserves to have access to the Arts and benefit from such access.