On Stage Vacaville
Setting the Stage for the Performing Arts in Vacaville Since 2001
On Stage Vacaville Throughout the Years
In April of 1993, the doors were opened and the community was invited in to the beautiful Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre. Five short years later, On Stage Vacaville sponsored the first Season of Shows with national recording artist and Grammy Award winner, Peabo Bryson.
Since then, more than 100 nationally touring artists have performed at the intimate Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre 500 seat house.
Included among the national touring artists that have performed at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre are America, Boys 2 Men, Sergio Mendes, The Smothers Brothers, Los Lobos, Jim Brickman, Lou Rawls, George Winston, Tony Orlando, St. Petersburg Ballet, National Acrobats of China, Kenny G, Al Jarreau, Art Garfunkel, Wynona Judd, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Wilson Phillips, Smokey Robinson, Vicki Lawrence, LeAnn Rimes…and many more.
On Stage Vacaville’s Expanded Role
In the late 1990’s, On Stage Vacaville, at the request of the City of Vacaville’s Community Services Department, was established for the purpose of supporting the Vacaville Performing Arts Theater. Historically, our role has been to act as the theatre’s community voice and offer support for the theatre through fundraising and grants, and as a support to the annual Season of Shows.
Fast forward to the present, Vacaville and the surrounding areas have seen substantial growth in the past few years. With this change, the need to support and foster cultural arts has increased and is imperative for our community growth. 2020 brought with it the drawing of curtains on stages all over the world.
Locally we have seen our community music, theatre, dance, and other arts groups struggle. In an effort to support these groups that are working so hard and to help protect our community’s cultural legacy, On Stage Vacaville has expanded its role to prioritize the support of local artists while keeping committed to its founding goals.
Theatre Helps Local Businesses Prosper
The support of On Stage Vacaville has helped the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre host an average of 150 professional and local performances per year with an average of 50,000 visitors.
An impressive 27% of the visitors to our 2018/19 theatre season came from out of town.
According to a national survey, over 61% of theatre-goers dine out before or after a theatre performance and 26% of females will shop before or after matinée performances.
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