It is one of the largest performing arts centers between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and it is funded through a novel public-private partnership between the City of Thousand Oaks and the Alliance for the Arts. The Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza can be found at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
Both the Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts, which has a capacity of 1,800 people, and the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, which has a capacity of 394 people, are part of the Bank of America Performing Arts Center. Both theaters feature outstanding arts and entertainment as well as state-of-the-art technology and acoustics. Annually, more than 300,000 customers, including 50,000 youngsters, attend one of the more than 400 shows.
In addition to touring Broadway musicals, popular entertainers, award-winning children’s programs, international ballet, folk and modern dance companies, classical symphonic performances, chamber music, choral ensembles, civic light opera, comedy, distinguished speakers, films, magic, jazz, big band orchestras, and live theater and community programs, the Center’s stellar headliners span the spectrum from the contemporary to the classic. The Fred Kavli Theatre Lobby also functions as a fine art gallery, hosting exhibits by artists who are recognized locally as well as globally. This serves to further enrich the experience of going to the theater.
Citizens of Thousand Oaks have been wishing for twenty years to have a venue that could hold high-caliber cultural events, and that goal has now come true with the construction of the Civic Arts Plaza. Since its triumphant debut in October 1994, when it first opened its doors to the public, the Civic Arts Plaza has seen over three million customers to this day. The tranquil meadowland and park-like views of the 3-acre City complex are juxtaposed with a lively entertainment center thanks to the design of Antoine Predock, an architect who is known throughout the country for his work.
Considering the price of parking your car? On performance days, the parking fee is $8 per car, and cash is the only accepted method of payment. During the hours when City Hall is open for business, parking is free of charge.
The Bank of America Performing Arts Center is attached to a parking garage that has levels ranging from one to six. The Fred Kavli Theatre may be reached by taking the elevator to Level 3 of the parking structure, while the Scherr Forum Theatre can be reached by first taking the elevator to Level 3 of the parking structure, and then taking one of the two Plaza elevators down to Level 2 of the building.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
The Bank of America Performing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks has a volunteer program called the Ambassador Program. In order to qualify as an Ambassador, you will need to possess a current email account as well as access to the internet. Additionally, you will need to be able to commit to working at least three shows each month for a period of at least six months out of the year. If you would like to apply, please click on the link provided below to access the application form, and you will be contacted within two business days with information on our next training.