Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

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Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Address 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, California
United States
Coordinates 34°10′28″N 118°50′55″W / 34.1745°N 118.8486°W / 34.1745; -118.8486Coordinates: 34°10′28″N 118°50′55″W / 34.1745°N 118.8486°W / 34.1745; -118.8486
Owner City of Thousand Oaks
Operator City of Thousand Oaks
Type Performing arts center
Capacity Fred Kavli Theatre: 1800
Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre: 400[1]
Construction
Opened 1994; 23 years ago (1994)
Architect Antoine Predock
Website
www.civicartsplaza.com

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is a performing arts center and City Hall for the city of Thousand Oaks, California. City Hall includes Planning and Building Department, City Works and other city departments.

Constructed in 1994 at cost of $63.8 million, the site was formerly Jungleland.[2] The project was designed by AIA Gold Medal architect Antoine Predock in combined Postmodern and Modern architecture styles including a large sculptures mounted to the sides of the building.

The New West Symphony is the resident orchestra of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.[3] They are also resident orchestra of the Oxnard Performing Arts Center and Santa Monica's Barnum Hall.[4]

In 2015, an operations center for a proposed California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks opened on a city owned parcel next to the plaza.[5]

The 210,000 sq. ft. building is ornamented with Indian sandstone. At its highest, the building towers ten stories; at its lowest, 22 feet under ground where it is anchored in volcanic rock.[6] The site was home to a Chumash summer camp in pre-colonial times, known as Ipuc (Ven-654).[7]

Fred Kavli Theatre[edit]

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is home to Fred Kavli Theatre, an 1,800-seat theater. Notable performers here have included Paul Anka,[8][9] Colbie Caillat,[10][11] Vince Gill,[12] Art Garfunkel,[13] Kenny Rogers,[14] The Beach Boys,[15] Mary Chapin Carpenter,[16] Sara Evans,[17] LeAnn Rimes,[18] Willie Nelson,[19] Kris Kristofferson,[20] and Peter, Paul and Mary.[21] Entertainers such as Liza Minnelli, Bill Cosby, David Copperfield, BB King, Sheryl Crow and Mikhail Baryshnikov have also performed at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.[22]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civic Arts Plaza". Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Retrieved 2017-09-26. 
  2. ^ O’Brien, Tricia (2017). Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. Arcadia Publishing. Page 73. ISBN 9781467125697.
  3. ^ https://www.civicartsplaza.com/new-west-symphony
  4. ^ https://www.newwestsymphony.org/venues.php
  5. ^ Wendy Leung (February 27, 2015). "With sign up, organizers get to work on Thousand Oaks art museum plans". Ventura County Star. 
  6. ^ Baker, Pam and Jim Dunham (2002). Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. Community Communications, Incorporated. Page 52. ISBN 9781581920611.
  7. ^ Maxwell, Thomas J. (1982). The Temescals of Arroyo Conejo. California Lutheran College. Page 20.
  8. ^ http://www.vcstar.com/story/entertainment/2017/08/23/paulanka/552783001/
  9. ^ https://www.broadwayworld.com/thousand-oaks/article/Paul-Anka-to-Perform-at-the-Thousand-Oaks-Civic-Arts-Plaza-20170720
  10. ^ https://www.broadwayworld.com/thousand-oaks/article/Grammy-Winner-Colbie-Caillat-Returns-to-Thousand-Oaks-by-Popular-Demand-20170615
  11. ^ http://www.vcstar.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/08/01/concert-colbie-caillat-toad-wet-sprocket-lola-haag/521261001/
  12. ^ http://www.vcstar.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/02/21/concert-listings/97956830/
  13. ^ http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/art-garfunkels-new-2017-tour-dates
  14. ^ https://www.pollstar.com/article/kenny-rogers-extends-final-tour-schedule-45634
  15. ^ https://zumic.com/beach-boys-add-2016-tour-dates-ticket-presale-code-info
  16. ^ http://theboot.com/mary-chapin-carpenter-fall-orchestral-acoustic-tour/
  17. ^ http://theboot.com/sara-evans-slow-me-down-tour-dates/
  18. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2241345/LeAnn-Rimes-wears-sexy-hipster-outfit-fly-Seattle-family.html
  19. ^ http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2009/10/this-weeks-onsales-lady-gaga-willie-nelson-bebel-gilberto-and-more.html
  20. ^ https://www.noozhawk.com/article/092510_gerald_carpenter_kris_kristofferson
  21. ^ http://www.vcstar.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/02/15/two-peter-paul-and-mary-trio-continue-tour-thousand-oaks/97954398/
  22. ^ Baker, Pam and Jim Dunham (2002). Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. Community Communications, Incorporated. Page 52. ISBN 9781581920611.

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