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Performers’ Master Class

Presented by Jodi Farrell

Saturday May 18 at 1pm

This Master Class offers the opportunity to observe performing artists as they prepare for a live performance. Award-winning music teacher and performer, Jodi Farrell, provides suggestions and recommendations to improve their performances. Artists then have the chance to implement these techniques and perform again in front of a live audience. This intimate master class provides a professional and entertaining experience for audience members.

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A Conversation with Katie Van Horne


Sunday May 19 at 3pm

Katie Van Horne is a celebrated painter and printmaker of her native California landscape, the human form and animals. She is best known for painting portraits. Her gestural drawing style invite the viewer to see each contour line as they are applied to the paper as she continues to hone her drawing. The attentive viewer is rewarded with insight into the artist’s creative process.


Open Mic The Listening Room Fri May 24 @ 7pm

Workshop Songwriter’s Workshop Sun May 26 @ 2pm


NAMBA – Uniting Communities Through the Power of Performance

Express yourself!

One of the largest selections of performing arts classes for adults in Ventura.

Namba Performing Arts Space

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Brock Travis Solstice Concert

Healing Concert

June 21 at 6:30pm

Healing concert. Donation / community event.

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Unity Theater Collective Summer Camp

A Celebration of OZ

July 29 through August 16

Featuring songs and scenes from Wicked and The Wizard of OZ. Directed by Claire Burgi. Performances on August 16.

Tuition $400
Ages 8 – 14
Mon-Fri, 9am to 12:30pm (early drop off for additional fee)


Improv with Ventura Improv Company

The class is for all ages and levels of experience. The class is taught by members of the Ventura Improv Company. Whether or not you aspire to perform onstage, improvising has been proven to stimulate creativity and spontaneity. The class starts at 7pm and goes for approximately 90 minutes. $10.00 a class or 5 for $40.00

Ballet All Levels

Warm-Up with Zena Rommet Floor Barre®

Sundays from 10:30 to 12 pm

Call Colleen (805) 746-4826

Flamenco with Wendy Castellanos

Littles at 5 pm

Adult Beginning at 6pm

Adult Intermediate at 7pm

Call Wendy (818) 620-0690

Beginning Belly Dance with Paulina

Tuesdays 7:30 – 8:30 pm, May 7 through June 11

Click here for details.

Acting Classes

Acting for TV & Film with Ventura Studio (VAS) taught by Producer, Founder & Head Instructor Gina Nemo

All levels welcome! Mondays – Adults 5-7pm; Thursdays May 2 thru June 6 4-6pm

Call 805.322.8588 or email for info


Adult Pointe class with Melissa Metcalf

Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 pm; email Melissa for deets

Julia Campbell Namba (1936 – 2022) shares the compelling back story of how NAMBA Performing Arts Space came to be, as a legacy project by and for her late husband, Ben Namba (1930 – 2020).

Like Julia, Ben was a generous & longtime supporter of the arts in Ventura, California and elsewhere.

Namba Performing Arts Space is dedicated to nurturing and showcasing performing arts in our community. NAMBA provides an intimate space in which to collaborate, rehearse, educate and stage shows and cultural events.

 Founded in 2014, Namba Performing Arts Space, Inc. is a 501c3 organization. Please join us in supporting the arts in our community; sponsor a show, workshop or series; become a member; share your talent/culture or come to see a show. NAMBA looks forward to hosting you!


As we return to theaters and live events, the well-being of our patrons, artists, staff members and community is paramount. Protocols for attending in-person events are developed in conjunction with evolving state, and local health guidelines. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as these change frequently as COVID conditions evolve.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By attending Namba Performing Arts Space, you expressly agree to comply with any and all rules and safety guidelines put in place by the event organizers, and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, waiving all claims and potential claims against the event organizers, and their affiliated companies relating to such risks.