Conejo Valley’s art scene—in Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills–is vibrant with performances at the Civics Arts Plaza, the Cabrillo Music Theatre and more!
The Conejo Players was born in 1958 with a “Let’s start a theatre” attitude, a meager treasury, and a handful of volunteers to build a stage in a barn and put on shows. Within seven years — and a history of some 20-plus productions — that attitude evolved into: “Let’s build a theater!”
With the generosity of the Janss Foundation and a no-interest construction loan, a 126-seat theatre opened at the current S. Moorpark Road location in July 1964. In 1974, on the tenth anniversary of the building (and nearly 50 productions later), the mortgage was paid. And after eight more years (that’s another 40 Mainstage shows and eight Conejo Afternoon Theater [CAT] productions), the urge to grow lead to a new lobby, new restrooms, new theatre seats, and an increased capacity of 185.
The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) is a premier museum in the Southern California region. CMATO is a participatory museum – which means visitor engagement is paramount and collaboration is key. It’s a place where people connect and experiences are shared.
The William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, located adjacent to the William Rolland Stadium, opened in October 2011 with an exhibit of bronze statuary and paintings from the collection of William Rolland. Since then the gallery has featured such exhibits as: Western Salon featuring sculptures and paintings from the Bob Eubanks and William Rolland Collections; Resonating Images I 1900-1950 featuring representational masterpiece paintings, drawings and prints from the first half of the 20th century; and Resonating Images II, exhibiting representational works by modern and contemporary masters including Chuck Close, Fernando Botero, and Picasso. Exhibitions rotate approximately 4-5 times a year.
The Gardens of the World became a reality when Ed and Lynn Hogan, founders of Pleasant Holidays, decided to build a striking monument to commemorate the various cultures of the world. Their motivation was simple: to give something back to the community where they live and conduct their highly successful business, and the desire to share with others their travel experiences and the beauty they have seen during their travels around the world.
The Gardens of the World exist not only as a cultural contribution to the community, but as an educational tool. The mission of the Hogan Family Foundation is to promote the entrepreneurial spirit through the creation and operation of educational, civic-minded and humanitarian programs designed to encourage a more productive and contributory society.
The Getty Villa is modeled after a first-century Roman country house, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy. The building was constructed in the early 1970s by architects who worked closely with J. Paul Getty to develop the interior and exterior details.
The Getty Villa is free to visitors and is open Wednesday–Monday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
The Civic Arts Plaza is the realization of a 20-year dream by Thousand Oaks citizens to provide a facility to house quality cultural activities. To date, over three million people have patronized the Civic Arts Plaza since its successful October 1994 grand opening. Designed by nationally renowned architect Antoine Predock, the 3-acre City complex juxtaposes serene meadowland and park-like vistas with a bustling entertainment center.
5-Star Theatricals is an Ovation Award Winner and the Resident Musical Production Company at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, the largest theatre between Los Angeles and San Francisco. For over three decades, it has enriched life in Southern California, providing extraordinary performing arts through live musical theatre. 5-Star Theatricals is a volunteer based non-profit theatre company presenting award-winning musicals with full, live orchestras, lavish sets and costumes, and premier talent.
Come in this weekend for entertainment like no where else. We offer some of the greatest bands of all time, great food, and above all else the hottest party around. At The Canyon, we take care of every detail, so that you can really enjoy the experience, with a trendy and comfortable atmosphere that is second to none. At the bar, you can treat your taste buds to sensory stimulation with all your favorite drinks and shots. Our large stage holds some of the greatest bands of all time.
Whether you came for the great live music, or you are looking for fine dining, we have what you need. You will never have a better night, the night you come to The Canyon.
Fun and Entertainment for Everyone!