Mission Statement

A community based performing arts space providing educational and collaborative opportunities through live performance.

Namba Performing Arts Space, Inc provides an intimate theatre for residents and visitors in the Ventura area to experience a variety of performing arts and education programming. In addition to being a venue for touring acts, we host showcases, community and cultural events, workshops, and educational programs related to performing arts. Our calling is nurturing new projects, fostering collaboration and enriching the cultural landscape of our community and beyond.

Vision Statement

Namba Performing Arts Space envisions a community where all people can experience and appreciate the breadth and value of performing arts as a cultural art form, through music, dance and theatre.

Organizational Values

Our work at NAMBA is guided by the following set of principles and core values.

We are committed to:

  • The art of performing – by presenting a full array of classes, workshops and performances.
  • Live Performances – in an atmosphere conducive to creative expression, and to connection between performers and their audience.
  • Educational Opportunities – to nurture future performers and audiences.
  • Performing as a Unifying Force – uniting people of differing life experiences and promoting understanding across cultures.
  • Responsible Stewardship – sustaining organizational stability and realizing our mission.
  • Our Community – by working to engage with, and contribute to, the cultural health of our neighborhood and community-at-large.
  • A Respectful Environment – supporting artists, staff, volunteers, patrons, and contributors.
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