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Our Mission

The mission of Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University is to present an innovative, unique, entertaining, and diverse program of exceptional performances and museum exhibitions and thus:

  1. Enhance the educational experience at the University for all students and to provide a professional laboratory to train students in the arts
  2. Foster artistic excellence and creativity
  3. Connect Pepperdine University and the richly varied communities of Los Angeles and surrounding communities


Patrons Served

48,018 patrons served in 2018–2019*

4,485 artists, technicians, and onstage participants

34,135 attendees to performances in Smothers Theatre, Lindhurst Theatre, and Raitt Recital Hall

13,863 attendees to the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

5,905 Pepperdine University students attending performances, exhibitions, and master classes

4,718 ARTSReach performance attendees

$2,550 worth of tickets donated to 64 deserving nonprofit organizations benefiting arts, education, the local community, and various friends of Pepperdine

1,106 zip codes served

Read our Year in Review for 2018–2019



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