Family Performances & Art Days

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts brings some of the most exciting performances from around the world to children and families in Los Angeles.

From rollicking musicals to circus acts and dancers to favorite stories come to life, each year at the Center for the Arts offers something new and awe-inspiring – a great way to cultivate a love of the arts in young audiences.

Upcoming Family Performances & Art Days:


Martial Artists and Acrobats of China

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People's Republic of China

With more than 100 of the best acrobatic and martial artists in the world, The Martial Artists and Acrobats of China take the stage with thrilling circus acts, illusions, aerial stunts, juggling acts, contortion tricks, and feats of balance in one dazzling performance.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Performances: 7:30 PM

 

 

Go, Dog, Go

Go, Dog, Go!

presented by Childsplay

Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P. D. Eastman's modern classic to life in a frolicking musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, and vaudeville. Following six loveable dogs through their adventures in cars, hats, a moonlit boat ride, and even a wild game of ball, this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings.

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Performances: 2 PM
Family Art Day: Noon–2 PM


Sonia De Los Santos

Sonia De Los Santos at Family Arts Fest 

A soulful and important new voice in family music, Sonia De Los Santos has been hailed by Billboard as "one of the Latin Children's music artists you should know." Singing in English and Spanish and playing guitar, mandolin, and jarana, De Los Santos infuses old and new songs with messages of joyful community music making and cultural bridge building. The family-friendly day will feature art activities, food trucks, face-painting, museum tours, backstage tours, and more.

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11 AM and 1 PM
Performances: 11 AM and 1 PM
Family Arts Fest 11 AM - 3 PM


TAIKOPROJECT

TAIKOPROJECT

A dynamic contemporary blend of taiko, music, storytelling, and choreography, TAIKOPROJECT unites ancient Japanese tradition with 21st-century American innovation. The first and only American taiko group to win the prestigious Tokyo International Taiko Contest in 2005, TAIKOPROJECT is pure "drum nirvana" (Fresno Bee).

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Performances: 7:30 PM


Passing Zone

The Passing Zone Saves the World

Can Jon Wee and Owen Morse save the world through laughter and dangerous stunts? Finalists on America's Got Talent, The Passing Zone has been wowing audiences for decades with their award-winning combination of comedy, dexterity, danger, and hilarity.

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Performances: 2 PM


What You Get When You visit:

In addition to the high-quality, professional performances, a visit to the Center for the Arts offers many ways for children to engage in the arts:

Family Art Days

Enjoy hands-on art activities with multiple projects designed for children of all ages before and after the show.

Meet and Greet

Meet with the performers in the lobby after most shows.

Free Museum Tours

Experience personal tours of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art (free admission).

 

Free Backstage Tours

Explore behind-the-scenes with backstage tours by Center for the Arts staff.

Explore Pepperdine

Enjoy beautiful courtyards, amazing views, and rolling lawns while discovering our incredible compus community.

Explore Malibu

After your visit, spend a day in Malibu by visiting the beach, Malibu Pier, and the Getty Villa.

Not all of these activities will be available at every performance. Some activities will have limited availability, and programming is subject to change at any time. Call the box office at 310.506.4522 for more information.