Comedy Night in Downtown Ventura on Feb 11

Carolyn Sills & Poi Rogers on Feb 9

Ventura Improv Company on Feb 3

Franck Goldwasser

Blues Guitar Legend

Saturday, Feb 4 @ 7pm

$20

A rare solo appearance! Franck L. Goldwasser is a French blues guitarist/singer who has spent most of his life in the United States. Franck not only has his own bands, but is also a hip sideman who has worked with Sonny Rhodes, Jimmy McCracklin, and many more.

Franck’s new album “Who Needs This Mess??!!” — recorded in Ventura — is set for release in February.

“Music from Franck L. Goldwasser naturally means blues delivered with conviction, virtuosity and authority.”
— Dick Shurman

Namba Performing Arts Space

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Ori Tahiti with Kayla Chey

Four January Mondays 5:30 to 7 pm

Ori Tahiti Adult Classes — All Levels

Four January Mondays 5:30 to 7 pm

Beginning January 9th

Improv Classes with Gary Best

Mondays from 7 to 8:30 pm

Improv Comedy Classes with Gary Best

Mondays from 7 to 8:30 pm

Adult Ballet with Colleen O'Callaghan

Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 pm
Sundays from 10:30 to 12 pm

Warm-Up with Zena Rommet Floor Barre®

Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 pm
Sundays from 10:30 to 12 pm

Call Colleen (805) 746-4826

Adult All Levels Dance with Connor Casavan

Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm

Modern, Contemporary, Jazz Flux  Adult Classes — All Levels

8 Week Session from Jan 17 to March 14

Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm

Call Connor (805) 302-2689

Flamenco with Wendy Castellanos

Wednesdays
Littles · Adult Beginning & Intermediate

Flamenco with Wendy

Littles at 5 pm

Adult Beginning at 6pm

Adult Intermediate at 7pm

Call Wendy (818) 620-0690

Adult All Levels Dance with Mia!

Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm

Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Heels & Lyrical

8 week session begins Jan 26

Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm

Call Mia (805) 746-5118

All Levels Flamenco with Cihtli Ocampo

Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 pm

Flamenco  All Levels Welcome

Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 pm

Email cocampodance@gmail.com

Unity Theatre Collective Spring Musical Theatre Workshop:

Grease Jr.

Ages 7-15
$325 tuition (Scholarships available) — includes show t-shirt

Classes
Feb 23 – May 4, Mon – Thurs, 4-6 pm
(No classes April 3 and 6)

Performances
Sunday May 7

2 pm · 6 pm

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our beloved founder, benefactor, mentor and friend, Julia Frances Campbell Namba.

Steadfast in her love and support for the arts and our community, Julia has been essential to the foundation and growth of the performing arts in Ventura. She will be sorely missed and always loved.

Seven years ago Julia and her husband Ben Namba supported the launch of our performance lab space, where performers could refine their expression and an audience could be stimulated and entertained. Through NAMBA, she brought Performing Arts to the forefront of our Ventura Community – a place where hope can thrive. In this video, Julia, the consummate educator and storyteller, shares The Monk and The Rabbi; a tale of how simple encouragement can bring about hope and renewal. It is a great representation of how she nurtured us all.

We are indebted to Julia and Ben Namba for their vision and support to offer Music, Dance and Theatre. Please join them in supporting NAMBA Performing Arts Space by seeing a show, buying a membership or donating to the space

Julia Campbell Namba 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!

EVENT COVID REQUIREMENTS

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.