Don’t miss these great upcoming performances at Clark Center for the Performing Arts:

The Nutcracker 

Sat., Nov 26, 7 pm
Sun., Nov. 27, 3 pm

This production has action on a grand scale with the Mouse King and Nutcracker-come-to-life, swords crossed, battling each other and armies of mischievous mice and toy soldiers.

The nostalgic party scene is filled with rambunctious children and merrymaking adults – 60 in all. The Snow Scene features 31 swirling, glittering Snowflakes that lead Clara and the Nutcracker Prince to a magical kingdom of dancing Arabian Coffee, Chinese Tea, Spanish Chocolate and Gingerbread.

Children ages three and up are invited to attend and meet the characters after the show..

Presented by Everybody Can Dance

Open Seating: Adults $20, Children $15

Availability and Tickets Nov 26 / 7 pm Show

Availability and Tickets Nov 27 / 3 pm Show


Babes in Toyland

Sat., Dec. 3, 2pm & 7pm
Sun, Dec. 4, 3pm 

A magical holiday fairy tale ballet that is sure to delight the entire family, including children of all ages.

With stunning costumes, beautiful sets and the expertise of the dancers, Babes In Toyland is a Central Coast family holiday tradition!

FAIRY TALE PARTY – 1:30pm Sat. & 2:30pm Sun. Children and the young at heart are invited for a special Mother Goose story time and meet and greet with cast members.

Find out more from their 60-second video

Presented by Coastal Chamber Youth Ballet

Open Seating: Adults $30, Seniors $25, Children & Youths $18

Availability and Tickets for Individual Shows


An Irish Christmas

Tues., Dec. 6, 7pm 

You can be sure of a rip-roaring celebration of Christmas from the heart of glorious Ireland. Enjoy a superb team of Irish traditional musicians, dancers from the Kerry Dance Troupe lead by Scott Doherty (Riverdance & Lord of the Dance), and the Kerry Irish Productions voice squad.

We will journey through Christmas in Ireland and celebrate the great tradition of butter making, chase the wren on St. Stephen’s day and draw down the half door for spectacular dance. Enjoy superb music-making and singing of Christmas carols in an unforgettable Irish night. Irish folk theatre at its best!
Find out more from their 30-second video

Presented by Kerry Irish Productions 

Open Seating: Adults $48, Seniors $40, Children & Youths $36

Availability and Tickets


Titanic – The Musical

Fri., Dec 9 – Sun, Dec. 17

The musical play TITANIC examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama.

This is the factual story of that ship-of her officers, crew, and passengers, to be sure-but she will not, as has happened so many times before, serve as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic narratives are recounted.

Suitability: PG – for disaster and peril
Presented by Arroyo Grande High School Drama

Adults: $15, Senior: $12, Students $10; + $2 more at the door

Availability and Tickets for Individual Shows



Sat., Dec. 17, 2 & 7pm

Grinch is a musical adaptation of the holiday classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.

Fun and exciting for all ages, The Studio of Performing Arts puts on a spectacular event filled with music, dance, and of course The Grinch!

You and your family are sure to leave feeling nostalgic tapping your toes and singing your favorite Christmas carols

Presented by The Studio of Performing Arts 

Open Seating: $25

Availability and Tickets / 2 pm show
Availability and Tickets / 7 pm Show


Festival of Trees

Now thru Dec. 18

The lobby of the Clark Center is now decked out with 10 beautifully decorated trees and two wonderful wreaths.

These trees and wreaths all have  all different themes and decorations. They were graciously donated and decorated by sponsors who want you to enjoy them during the many holiday events we hold. Each artificial tree is decorated with ornaments and and gift certificates worth at least $200, as well as the tree itself.

You have a opportunity to win one of these lovely holiday trees, wreaths as well their decorations AND help the Clark Center at the same time.

To win, you buy raffle ticket(s), and put them in the box in front of the trees and wreaths you would like to own. The money received from these raffle tickets helps subsidize Clark Center activities through out the year. Drawing for winners will be held Monday Dec 19.

Big THANK YOU to the wonderful sponsors who make this FUNdraiser possible.

Wreaths: Arne Johnson (Cartoon Art & Wine Gift Basket), Thomas Kinkade Gallery: (Collectible Ornaments and mini-trees).

Trees: Animal Kingdom (Dog Ornaments & Toys), Animal Kingdom (Cat Ornaments &Toys), Buttons ‘N Bows (Blue & White Ornaments), Equippers Central Coast Church (Gold and Silver Ornaments), Exchange Club (Hardware & Restaurant Gift Cards), Halcyon Store (Butterflies and Gift Certificates), Pismo Coast Plaza (Ornaments & Gift Certificates for Services ), Rabobank (Blue & Orange Ornaments & Cash), Rylo Media (Lego Figures), Sports Dugout (Sports Ornaments & Memorabilia).

Tickets are just $1 /each, 6 for $5, and 25 for $20.