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.
April 10 - May 31
The Simi Valley Youth Council and Cultural Arts Center are excited to announce a multicultural festival and celebration to recognize the diverse backgrounds that make up the community. The virtual festival will run online in April and May of 2021 and will consist of: cultural dance and movement performances; culinary demonstrations; a fashion show; and, an art exhibit. The event will culminate on May 21, 2021, with an intergenerational storytelling session where participants will share their unique cultural experience.
Community members of all ages are invited to participate in this through submitting a video or photo of your cultural practice in: movement (i.e. dance and martial arts); cooking; fashion; story telling; or, art (all mediums, from sculpture, to calligraphy, to painting). Videos and/or photos may be submitted by Friday, March 19, 20201 at http://bit.ly/svmcfest. More information and submission guidelines are available on the application link.
Encore Streaming On Demand
March 26 - April 25
Our 2018 production of SISTER ACT is now available for streaming on demand from March 26 - April 25, 2021. Join Deloris Van Cartier and her adorable "sisters" in the madcap musical adventures based on the popular film starring Whoopie Goldberg.
SISTER ACT is a feel-good musical comedy smash hit based on the 1992 film that has audiences ready to rejoice! Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Disney's Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Enchanted), dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, SISTER ACT is the funniest and funkiest musical around
This Virtual Encore is available for a limited time only. Tickets to the streaming are $15 for single viewer or $25 for household viewing.
Technical Theater Coordinator
The City of Simi Valley and Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center are looking for a new Technical Theater Coordinator to join our winning team!
This full time position plans, organizes, and performs technical and clerical support activities for the Cultural Arts Center. Assists in the safe operation and maintenance of theater sound, lighting, rigging, and related equipment and systems used in support of stage productions, meetings, and related events and performs related duties as required.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate proficiency in theater production, live concert event production, stream-ing/virtual event production, theater sound engineering, lighting design, stage and production management amongst many other "hats".
A minimum of two years of experience in technical theater is a prerequisite for this position.
For a detailed job description and application, visit: https://www.calopps.org/simi-valley/job-20086177
Virtual Spring Craft and Gift Fair
April 16 - June 30
The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center will hold their annual Spring Craft and Gift Fair from April 16 - June 30, 2021. This year's fair is virtual and spans the holidays of Mother's Day, Father's Day, and more! Check out all of our local small business artisans as they feature a wide variety of handcrafted gift ideas for everyone on your list - including YOU! From soaps, candles, jams, butters, masks, doll clothes, jewelry, woodworking, greeting cards, artwork, photography, sachets, hand painted glassware, birdhouses and MORE - the Spring Virtual Craft and Gift Fair is THE place to shop!
Because the Craft and Gift Fair extends for such a long period this year, new vendors will be added periodically. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please email or call Bets at 805-583-7905!
The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Foundation helps make it possible
The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. Our mission is to raise funds for the support of the Center’s building, operations, and programs. Our Board is made up of community volunteers. Our Members and Sponsors are individuals, businesses, and organizations that believe that a Simi Valley arts facility enhances our community in many ways: providing quality live performances in our hometown, showcasing local talent, and providing an affordable live-theater experiences to audiences young and old.
The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Portions of donations may be tax-deductible.
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!
Jon Neftali Photography
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
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!