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​We are an incubator for innovation and creativity.
A cultural anchor for place-making and gathering.
​​We are uniquely by, for and of Oxnard, and we welcome you to join our movement.

Get to Know Us

Our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Oxnard Performing Arts Center Corporation (OPAC), was established in 1998 as the administrative, programming, operations/management, and fundraising arm of the Center. We provide cultural and community programming by supporting, producing and presenting theater, dance, music, media/visual arts, residencies, and outside-the-box programs that are of, by and for Oxnard.


To foster and serve our community through inclusive programming, cultural and artistic exchange, and developing people-centered spaces.


To be the heart of community, culture, and art in Ventura County.



We believe positivity is exponential.

Our lives are complete because of the arts, and through this lens, obstacles become opportunities. Working together, and believing in our collective selves, we will accomplish the extraordinary.


We are by, for, and of Oxnard.

We endeavor to reflect the beauty of Oxnard in our people, programming and policies, with a strong focus on diversity, inclusion and relevance.


We're committed to building a bright future for all.

Arts and culture provide perennial benefits that are essential to the whole health of an individual and our community. Our work is in service of the betterment of people, the City and the creative economy.


We are here for the long haul.

To ensure financial and institutional stability, we embrace our role as stewards of the resources in our care. Everything we do is to preserve the trust of our community.​


We believe creativity belongs to everyone.

We provide quality opportunities for shared artistic experiences for all, nurturing participation in the creation, understanding, and appreciation of arts. We entertain everyone, mentor creatives, and commission new works of art.


We believe in the power of working together.

Through diverse relationships we multiply our contribution. We build bridges between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, forging connections among all potential stakeholders, and launching career pipelines for our artists.

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