Cultural Affairs


Barry McComb,
Cultural Affairs Director

Email  l  T. (805) 449-2700
 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362  

 Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday:
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Alternate Fridays:
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

The City of Thousand Oaks built and opened the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in October 1994, consisting of Thousand Oaks City Hall, a 3-acre park and two theatres. The Cultural Affairs Department oversees Theatre operations for the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's two theatres, as well as Arts Services.

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza consists of the 1,800-seat Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts and the 394-seat Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, which combine outstanding arts and entertainment with state-of-the-art technology and acoustics. Over 5 million patrons served. The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is funded through a unique public/private partnership between the City of Thousand Oaks and the Alliance for the Arts.

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's stellar headliners run the spectrum from the contemporary to the classic, which includes touring Broadway musicals, popular entertainers, plays, award-winning children’s programs, international ballet, folk and modern dance companies, classical symphonic performances, chamber music, choral ensembles, civic light opera, comedy, distinguished speakers, films, magic, jazz, big bands, and community programs. To further enhance the theatre experience, the Fred Kavli Theatre Lobby exhibits original works by local and internationally acclaimed visual artists.

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 two 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.

For more information about the Cultural Affairs Department and Theatres Administration, call (805) 449-2700 or email