Since 1968, young artists have been discovering at East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, how training in the arts can and does illuminate their fullest capacity as human beings.
Over these past 47 years, in the heart of Richmond, California, more than 50,000 student artists – from all walks of life – have shared a home where they have found, within themselves, the means to develop skills that enable them to think, lead, and contribute to the world around them.
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts is a surprising place of discovery. Our student artists— through the breadth, depth, and passion of experiencing classical master works and cutting-edge forms from around the world—come to know the world’s great performance traditions, in addition to the spark of young imagination.
Our training emphasizes the cause of social justice, the hard work needed to prepare, the skills to create, and the courage to perform. Over the next 50 years, we plan to reach 75,000 more youth to carry on this work of discovery.
We invite you to join us as a student or supporter or both!