Performing Arts Presenter Directory
Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko's mission is to spread the joy and culture of taiko and it's history from Japan to as many people within Las Vegas and beyond. By maintaining a strong standard of tradition mixed with the desire of innovation, the group teaches not only the history and culture of taiko, but also important musical concepts needed to maintain and achieve even higher levels of performance success.
Made up of a core of 76 contracted professional musicians the Las Vegas Philharmonic performs a Masterworks, Pops and Youth Concert Series. These three series have expanded to include additional concerts, now more than 20 performances each season. The series showcase local talent alongside internationally renowned guest soloists and conductors.
Under the artistic direction of James Canfield, NBT is the largest professional ballet company and dance academy in the state. Celebrating 40 years in Las Vegas, NBT is the resident ballet company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The mission of Nevada Ballet Theatre is to educate and inspire regional, statewide and national audiences and vitally impact community life through professional company productions, dance training and education and outreach.
Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, a venue managed by the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, is an outdoor theatre located on the west side of Lorenzi Park. Patio and lawn amphitheater face the covered stage.
Managed by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center houses a theater, conference and study rooms and a bookstore in addition to its library facilities.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Performing Arts Center hosts a season of performances – UNLV Presents – bringing the best international classical musicians and artists along with popular arts programming from a broad range of genres, including stars of Broadway and jazz, vocal groups, and the best names in modern dance. Performances are held in three theatres the Ham Concert Hall, Judy Bayley Theatre, and the Black Box Theatre.
The Las Vegas Jazz Society, or Vegas Jazz, promotes a wider appreciation for jazz by sponsoring, staging or arranging live performances by jazz musicians at concerts, festivals, dining establishments/clubs, jam sessions, and other venues.
Managed by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District the West Charleston Library includes a lecture hall in addition to its library facilities. The library is located next to the Charleston Campus of the College of Southern Nevada
The West Las Vegas Arts Center, a facility of the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, is a vibrant community center that presents the visual and performing arts; and offers a breadth of classes for children and adults in dance, African cultural arts, music, choir, poetry, creative writing and painting. The center houses a fully-equipped recording studio, two rehearsal rooms for piano, an art gallery, two dance studios, a conference room, an arts and crafts studio and an amphitheater.
Managed by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District the West Las Vegas Library includes a theater in addition to its library facilities.
Winchester Cultural Center is the heart of performing and visual arts for Clark County Parks and Recreation. Along with diverse youth and adult programming in dance, theater, fitness, skateboarding and visual arts, the center offers a park, desert demonstration garden, skate park, theater and art gallery. The gallery hosts ongoing exhibitions to highlight the talents of local artists while Clark County's only indoor theater (274 seats) is home to an assortment of music, dance and theatrical performances. Artists, from nationally known musicians, vocalists and dancers to homegrown, youth-centered drama and dance troupes, have graced the Winchester Theater stage.
The Greater Mesquite Arts Foundation is a charitable nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance public awareness and support of and for the arts in Mesquite.
The Mesquite Arts Council (MAC) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop appreciation for and participation in the performing arts, demonstrating ethnic and cultural diversity in both the professional and amateur ranks. Throughout the year, the MAC provides various performing arts events at multiple venues in the community including theatre, dance, concerts, and local talent contests.
The Carson Valley Arts Council (CVAC) is a local arts agency/umbrella organization/presenter bringing arts events to Western Nevada/Lake Tahoe region. For the past ten years, CVAC has enriched the cultural and social life of Western Nevada by creating an environment for the arts to flourish in the community; by providing support for the arts through program development and education; and offering a diversity of cultural events for all ages and income levels.
The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park preserves eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a collection of artifacts dating back to 1809. The buildings and the collection help tell the story of the four generations of the prominent Dangberg ranching family, which was influential in the development of Carson Valley and founded the town of Minden in 1905. In addition to guided history tours, education programs, and wedding rentals, public outdoor events are presented from May through October.
The College of Southern Nevada Performing Arts Center provides artistic, cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities for the students, faculty and staff of the college, and residents of the community. The center presents an array of performances by students, professionals and special guest artists. Venues include the Nicholas J. Horn and the BackStage theaters.
The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. It is one of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.
The Moapa Valley Arts Council provides concerts to people of all ages utilizing a combination of local talent and professional touring artists. In conjunction with performance they also provide arts education programs in the public schools.
The Pahrump Visual and Performing Arts Council’s is an arts umbrella organization/presenter that aims to create an environment for the arts to flourish in the community by providing support for the arts through program development and education, offering a diversity of cultural events for all ages and income levels.
A.V.A. Ballet Theatre, founded by Alexander Van Alstyne in 1994, is committed to being northern Nevada’s premier ballet company – highlighting principal dancers from around the United States, as well as local and regional dancers and performers. The company's mission is to be the premiere ballet company in northern Nevada, while giving performing opportunities of a professional caliber to children, adults and dance artists. A.V.A. serves a geographically widespread and diverse community consisting of northern Nevada and parts of northern California. Auditions for A.V.A. productions are open and available to all ages and levels of artists.
Artown brings the arts to life in Reno each July with a month-long calendar of about 400 performances, concerts, exhibits, lectures, workshops, children’s activities, movies, and more, These events are produced by more than 100 organizations and businesses in nearly 100 locations citywide. Most events are free or of low cost. Artown captures the imagination and brings with it a celebration of distinguished artists from around the world, across the country and those that live throughout the community to represent cultural diversity and artistic innovation.
With a mission to create and share the experience of innovative theatre, Brüka Theatre presents classic, contemporary, musical, original and children’s theatre productions in the heart of downtown Reno. In addition to its series of contemporary award winning plays, musicals and comedy that explore social questions, Brüka presents festival style theatre, “one night only” special performances for and with the community, and “ The Biggest Little Theatre Festival” in November each year.
The City of Reno Cultural Affairs Division serves the City Council and residents of the city by providing grant programs, arts and culture venues and public art programs. The division's home is in the McKinley Arts & Cultural Center within the Truckee River Arts and Culture District. The historic school building is home to two gallery spaces, arts and crafts workshops and rental office space.
Managed by Artown, restoration work continues toward adapting a historical church into a theatre and performance venue. The vision is for a community space that could host anything from a children’s dance recital to a world-renowned string quartet. The theater’s size and location make it ideal for this purpose, and its historical elegance will awe those who enter it.
The Pioneer Center is a 1,500-seat proscenium theater located in the heart of downtown Reno. The theater is home to the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, A.V.A. Ballet Theatre, and the Broadway Comes to Reno series. As host to more than 100 rental events throughout the year, from dance recitals to touring Broadway productions, the Pioneer Center is a valuable community resource that meets a broad spectrum of cultural needs.