Thanks for visiting the Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center website. We hope this site is not only a valuable connection to the arts programs the college offers, but also a portal to our beautiful state-of-the-art $32 million Performing Arts venue. We live in a culturally vibrant area, surrounded by people who are passionate about the fine arts; it is our goal to offer productions that are engaging and compelling for our students and the population at large. I, and my colleagues, look forward to seeing you in the audience at one of our upcoming performances.
— IVC President Glenn R. Roquemore, PhD
Our Mission and Vision
Our mission is founded in the belief that the arts are an essential element of education in a vibrant and informed society. We recognize the power the arts have to create strong communities and to reach out to what is essential in every human heart. Humankind, throughout history, has created an enormous body of dance, music, and theater that is still relevant.
Our goal is to cultivate the imagination and technical skills of artists who will reinvigorate those works and create new works that grip the heart and thrill the mind. With regard for hard work, we strive for excellence and are willing to risk failure. We believe in and value the contributions and accomplishments of the individual and of the team. We welcome the diversity that sustains our community and empowers our voice through art and artistry, as a means to reflect and understand the ideas and spirit foundational to the human condition. We reach out with our work to celebrate our humanity with each other.