FREE PRESCHOOL ARTS PROGRAM - REGISTER NOW! 

Registration is now open for our FREE, 12-week preschool arts program. This program is for children aged 3-5years old and their families. Classes run every Wednesday from 9:30-12pm, Sept. 3rd-Nov. 19th. Our classes are designed to provide fun and engaging learning experiences that will help children find new ways to explore the world around them. We also provide hands-on activities that parents can work on with their children at home. Find out more here or register online now!



WELCOME TO OUR CENTER

 

We have returned to our Center, the Winters Building, 339 11th St., Richmond, CA!

As some of you already know, while up to 2,600 students are involved annually with our Center, nearly 52,000 children and young adults have passed through our doors over the last 45 years. In July 2009 we began a complete renovation of our old building, which features two new theaters and greater instructional space.

More information about our renovation

Contact information

PLAN YOUR NEXT EVENT AT EAST BAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Plan your next event at the Center.  See our Facility Information page under About the Center for facility use, short-term licensing and rental opportunities.


ADDRESS:

339 11th Street
Richmond, CA 94801-3105

Click here for directions

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Business Office hours are 10 AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday. 9 AM to 4 PM Saturday.  Closed Sunday.
Registration desk is open 11 AM -9 PM M-F, 9 AM-3 PM Saturday.
Registration Office Telephone 510-323-2495
Instructional/Rehearsal hours at the main site begin at 3PM until 9 PM M-F and 9AM-3PM Saturday.

 




East Bay Center for the Performing Arts has received the Best Longstanding Performing Arts Education Venue accolade in the "Best of the Bay" 2013 list in the East Bay Express
 

AUGUST 2014 PERFORMANCES!

East Bay Center is very pleased to present its 2014 Faculty Spotlight Performances with two visually stunning dance programs beginning this month on Friday, August 15.  August at the Center also means that our Resident Company, Richmond Jazz Collective, will be stepping out on the town for Richmond Main Street Initiative's 'Music on the Main', Wednesday, August 27.

For more information and updates go to the:

Events by Date Page  or Press Room for Student, Staff, and Faculty updates

CELEBRATE EAST BAY CENTER'S FOURTH ANNUAL FALL GALA WITH US!

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate it's 46th year of Developing Young Artists and Re-Imagining the World in Richmond, California.  Visit the Fourth Annual Fall Gala page for more information, ticket purchases, and sponsorship opportunities.




EAST BAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS CELEBRATES THE INSPRING WORK OF RICHMOND NATIVE AND FACULTY MEMBER, DOLORES “LOLIS” GARCÍA.

Dolores “Lolis” García is the Assistant Director for the East Bay Center’s resident arts company, Son de la Tierra.  A resident of Richmond since childhood, Ms. García received her BA in Psychology from the University of San Francisco.  A talented musician and dancer, Ms. García has mastered several string and percussion instruments associated with the son of Mexico, and traveled in Mexico to work with Huastecan and Jarocho musicians. She has been with the Center for 19 years, studying and teaching Mexican music and dance, hip-hop, modern dance and West African dance, both at the main site and afterschool programs.

In 2002, she performed in the California Encuentro del Son.  This month-long celebration of son culminated in an international tour and a performance at Zellerbach Hall, as part of Cal Performances World Stage Series.  In 2004, Ms. Garcia received an Alliance of California Traditional Arts grant for an intensive master-apprentice program where she studied with Artemio Posadas.  She was a featured dancer in the Mexican Heritage Corporation’s 2006 production of “Diaspora Negra” and La Peña’s 2007 production of “Son de Poesía”.   In both 2005 and 2009, Ms. Garcia participated as a musician and dancer in the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival.  In 2009, Ms. Garcia participated in EBCPA’s joint production, Yanga, with the Oakland Museum of Art.  The program was an exploration of the crossroads of Mexican and African traditional music.



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