California Presenters

  • UCSB The Granada Theatre
  • Soka Performing Arts Center, U of America
  • Broad Stage, Santa Monica
  • Art Power! at UC San Diego
  • SF Jazz
  • Artown, Reno
  • Center for Arts, Pepperdine U
  • Music Center Plaza
  • Mondavi Center, UC Davis
  • CSU Monterey Bay World Theater
  • OKGo at Stern Grove
  • Arcadia Performing Arts Center
  • La Mirada Theatre
  • Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico
  • Carpenter Arts Center, CSU Long Beach
  • Performing Arts Center, Cal Poly
  • Muckenthaler Culteral Center, Fullerton
  • Ford Theatres, LA
  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
  • Ceritos Center for the Performing Arts
  • Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
  • Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
  • Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
  • Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
  • Chan Center for the Performing Arts
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Sunset Center, Carmel

2016 Annual Membership Conference

The conference was a great success and it was great to see so many of our colleagues in attendance!

Save the date for 2017: May 31-June 2 in San Francisco!

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Developing a Successful Digital Marketing Strategy for the Millennial Audiences

On February 10, California Presenters held a moderated Q&A session with Erik Gensler, Founder of Capacity Interactive, a premier digital marketing consulting firm which has worked with some of the country’s leading arts organizations including: New York City Ballet, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Goodman Theatre. It was an excellent discussion of how performing arts organizations can develop a successful digital marketing strategy to specifically target the next generation of ticket buyers.

Members may access the recording of the session on the Members Only page >>

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NEW Interactive Tour Routing Map

Thanks to David Palmer, the general manager at SOKA Performing Arts Center, there is now an interactive tour routing map showing the locations of the presenting venues in California and surrounding states! Useful to agents, artists and presenters alike, the map can be accessed here. CP thanks David for his initiative and great work!

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California Presenters is supported by:

NEA logoCAC logoWESTAF logoCAC License logoWilliam & Flora Hewlett Foundation

Founded in 1985, California Presenters is a statewide coalition committed to connecting, engaging and developing performing arts professionals from organizations of different sizes and structures; and advocating for important issues in the presenting field.


Stanford Announces New Leader for Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall

Stanford has appointed Chris Lorway as the new executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall, the university’s main cultural presenting organization and venue.

The role is a key one on the Bay Area cultural scene: Stanford Live is one of the most well-respected university-based arts presenters in the United States, and the Bing Concert Hall, which opened in January 2013 and cost more than $110 million to build, is Silicon Valley’s most prominent classical music venue.


Announcing a Return to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

The Board and staff of the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation are excited to announce a new 10-year naming sponsorship agreement with Lytton Rancheria / Lytton Band of Pomo Indians. The Lytton Tribe is using their generous sponsorship to gift back to the community our original name, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, following the conclusion of a 10-year naming sponsorship with Wells Fargo. The return to the “LBC” will be effective March 12, 2016.