The Simi Valley Virtual Arts Center is an extension of the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center - a newly created platform for reaching audiences while attending events in person at the Center is not allowed due to the current health crisis. Currently the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is closed to the public with a reopening date yet to be determined. Through the Simi Valley Virtual Arts Center we hope to continue to connect to our patrons and supporters and provide entertainment and information during this time of required social distancing and isolation. We miss all of you and can't wait until we can safely gather once again in our beautiful, historic Cultural Arts Center. We will be back! But for now, it's #OnlyIntermission. We hope you will continue to engage, enjoy, and support the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's offerings and those from select Arts Partners through this Virtual Arts Center platform. Stay healthy and safe!
Silver Anniversary Fundraiser
November of 2020 marks the Cultural Arts Center's Silver Anniversary! We opened November 3, 1995 with a two day gala opening featuring star of stage and screen Rita Moreno.
For 25 years the Cultural Arts Center has provided the SImi Valley and greater Los Angeles community with outstanding live entertainment at family friendly prices. We had great plans for a big 25th Anniversary Celebration until Covid-19 put us on an "extended intermission".
SVCAC has had to cancel over 100 events in 2020, so we have launched a Silver Anniversary Fundraiser in hopes to raise $25,000 to help us survive until we can once again welcome you safely into our theater audience.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to SVCAC via our link below. Or you can mail a check made payable to SVCAC to 3050 Los Angeles Ave, SImi Valley, CA 93065. You may also call us to speak to a LIVE person at 805-583-7905.
ELF The Musical
A Virtual Encore
Dec 18 - Jan 18
Son of a Nutcracker! One of SVCAC's most popular holiday productions returns for a Virtual Encore streaming experience! Don't miss ELF - The Musical streaming for a limited time only Dec 18th through Jan 18th!
Because of the current health crisis SVCAC is not able to present any musicals live on our stage. So we are making available the archival video of our 2019 hit production of ELF - The Musical for a limited time for On Demand Streaming! That means you can watch it when it fits your schedule best!
Single viewer tickets are $15 or Household Viewing tickets are $25. You'll have 48 hours to watch the content from the first time you start watching as long as it is before January 19th.
The Ticket Link below will be active through January 18, 2021! So gather the family together and watch our archival recording of ELF - The Musical this holiday season!
Stay At Home For the Holidays Virtual Cabaret
Dec 20 - Jan 10
Join some of the Cultural Arts Center's favorite "All Stars" as they bring the sounds of the holidays directly to you in the comfort and safety of your own home. Featuring Andrew Allen, George Chavez, Keenon Hooks, Stephanie Lesh-Farrell, Philip McBride, Michele McRae, Mazie Rudolph and Brittney Wheeler, this special virtual holiday celebration is our gift to you this holiday season and will be available free of charge from December 20 - January 10. So grab your favorite cookies and cocoa and cozy on up as our cast brings the sounds of the holidays from their house to yours in "Stay At Home For The Holidays - A Virtual Cabaret".
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Available Dec 20th
Delight, Thrill, and Inspire your Imagination! From one of our Arts Partners, the High Street Broadcast, comes this classic style radio variety and original audio theater experience. The High Street Broadcast has been featured on both our Mainstage and DownStage theaters over the years. HSB Audio will showcase many of their past works as well as brand new productions.
This holiday season HSB Audio has created and ALL NEW original musical adaptation of Charles Dickens classic tale A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This delightful audio theater holiday treat features an outstanding cast of many familiar actors who have appeared on our stage over the years! Access to A CHRISTMAS CAROL is free of charge!
Virtual Art Galleries
Our new virtual art galleries will feature local & regional artists showcasing their talents.
Check back for links to these Upcoming Gallery Shows!
Simi Valley Youth Council's Worth Living For - Suicide Prevention Art Campaign
Dia de los Muertos
SVCAC's 25th Anniversary Photography Collection
Opening in 2021
Jon Neftali Photography
Opening in 2021
The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center proudly shares Farley Cadena's solo cabaret act STROKE OF LUCK (or How My Brain Broke and I Crawled Back) as the kickoff to our Virtual Cabaret Series.
The stark drama of Farley's stroke, and subsequent recovery, is woven into the fabric of a funny, fresh and musical cabaret. The realities and consequences of a stroke are realistically brought to life as Farley cracks her life open and inspects it with bravery, music, and humor. Farley Cadena is well known for her wickedly funny roles on regional Los Angeles stages. She shocked and stunned the theater community, in late 2017, when she experienced a sudden stroke. Ms. Cadena felt deeply lost, hopeless, frightened and helpless during her illness, bringing focus to simply returning to her "old self", but her brain was just broken. Nonetheless, she dug deep into her recovery and gave herself the big crazy task of telling the tale of what transformed her life... out loud... with music... to an audience!
We are busy putting together a series of potential classes for varying ages taught by arts professionals in a virtual setting.
Check back for more information on this exciting series!
Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi, one our longtime Arts Partners, is currently offering a series of classes for all levels of all ages. Current classes include Bound for Broadway - A Musical Theater Workshop, Technique and Turns & TapTastic Tuesdays dance classes, Stage Combat, various vocal classes, and acting classes for both youth and adults.
"Meet Your Neighbor!"
In the style of the Moth Radio Hour, Simi Storytellers is a series intended to share the stories of local residents in an effort to "meet our neighbors" in a virtual. safe and socially distant way. Periodically we will invite Simi Valley residents to submit a storytelling idea to us for consideration. The story must be true and you must be willing to share your story "live" (via a recording) should your story be chosen. Each mini series will follow a theme. There are so many interesting and diverse residents of Simi Valley and we can't wait to meet you and share your stories!
Check back for more information on this exciting series soon!