Southwest Performing Arts Theatre

2001 Ocotillo Drive
El Centro, CA 92243


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The Southwest Performing Arts Theatre is located in the vibrant community of El Centro. The state-of-the-art facility is quite beautiful, and is a favorite of well known performers and producers.

Located in the heart of the Southwest High School campus, the Southwest Performing Arts Theatre has become a shining example of what it means for the best of the arts to blend with the best in technology. This state-of-the-art facility, housing an intimate 1,150 seat auditorium, is designed to provide a wealth of diverse and enriching opportunities for both El Centro and the Imperial Valley.

In its home snug in the center of the Southwest High School campus, the Southwest Performing Arts Theatre has featured world renowned performers alongside innovative programs melding art and technological elements. It has also served as a performing arts laboratory for bright SAVAPA students who in growing numbers matriculate with musical and dramatic talents that they continue to improve while studying for professional careers.

The Theatre is located on the campus of Southwest High School. The venue is owned and operated by the Central Union High School District, so besides hosting acclaimed Broadway touring shows, it is also used by numerous school districts and community organizations for their own productions.

The Southwest Performing Arts Theatre is a spacious and bright venue. The focal point of the architecture throughout the school is the rotunda. The rotunda entry way to the Theatre is magnificent. Inside the Theatre, the transfixing ceiling is decorated with a pattern of clouds and fiber optic stars.

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