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Pepperdine University Center for the Arts is available to rent for performances, meetings, or special events. With 450 seats and just 15 rows, Smothers Theatre is an ideal space for dance, music or theatre performances, or for lectures or meetings. In addition to our state-of-the-art theatres, we offer technical services, ticketing services, and audience services to meet your needs and the needs of your guests. Our beautiful oceanside facilities are just 25 scenic minutes from the Westside or Valley areas.



Malibu Academy Dance Recital 2024

Enjoy a precious performance featuring the talented children of Malibu Dance Academy, directed by Kyrra Richards. Come share the Malibu community love as families encourage their sweet dancers in a heartwarming showcase.


May 19, 2024 | 11:30 AM and 4 PM | Smothers Theatre

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Calabasas Academy of Dance
Dance Goes X – Celebrating 10 years of Dance


June 9, 2024 | 12:30 PM and 5:30 PM | Smothers Theatre

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Reflections of Dance
One Magical Night


June 22, 2024 | 12 PM | Smothers Theatre

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James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash

For the past 17 years, Garner and his band have faithfully recreated Cash's biggest hits with stunning accuracy in this not-to-be-missed concert. This world-class tribute to the ‘Man in Black’ takes Malibu with hits like “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” and more!


July 2, 2024 | 7:30 PM | Smothers Theatre

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