What’s Showing at the Clark Center

Holiday Appeal

Scholarship Fund
Since 2004, the Clark Center has provided over $150,000 in performing arts scholarships and grants to students and teachers in the Lucia Mar Unified School District.

Many past scholarship and grant recipients have gone on to lucrative careers in Vegas, London’s West End, on Broadway, and even in Hollywood.

Every dollar donated will go towards scholarships for Lucia Mar students continuing their education in the performing arts.

Every dollar brings us that much closer to hitting our $5,000 holiday appeal goal. Be a part of the legacy our students are creating.

Make your contribution to our Scholarship Fund!


Big Fish

Big Fish

Fri. – Sun., Dec 8 – 10
Thurs. – Sat., Dec. 14 – 16

Tickets & Availability

Presented by AGHS Drama Department

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

Held in the Studio Theater.

General Admission:$15, Seniors: $12, Students $10.
$2 Surcharge for tickets purchased less than one hour before curtain.




Sat., Dec 9 @ 2 & 7 pm

Tickets & Availability – 2 pm
Tickets & Availability – 7 pm

Presented by Studio of the  Performing Arts

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.

General Admission:$20


Carol of the Arts

Carol of the Arts

Mon., Dec 11 @ 6 pm

Tickets & Availability

Presented by AGHS Visual & Performing Arts Dept.

AGHS Choirs, Band, Dance and Art Gallery

Art Show begins at 6PM in the Studio Theater; performance begins at 7PM in Forbes Hall.

Student Art Gallery opens at 6pm, featuring Art 1, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, AP Studio Art and more! Performances begin at 7pm, featuring A Capella Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Dance Company

General Admission:$10



3rd Annual Lange Elementary Winter Extravaganza

Tues., Dec 12 @ 6 pm

Tickets & Availability

Presented by Dorothy Lange Elementary

Join Dorothea Lange Elementary primary students as they celebrate the holidays with song and dance!

General Admission:$5


An Irish Christmas

An Irish Christmas

Sat., Dec 16, @ 2 & 7pm

Tickets and Availability

Presented by Kerry Irish Productions

Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the spirit of the holiday season.

Features an award-winning cast of Irish dancers led by World Champion Dancers Scott Doherty (Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Rockin’ Road to Dublin) Tyler Schwartz (Magic of the Dance, Gaelforce Dance, Celtic Fyre) and Connor Reider (Chieftains, Celtic Fyre) in a memorable night that sparkles with the charm and magic that only this festive time of year can bring.

Celebrate the great tradition of butter making, chase the wren on St. Stephen’s Day, draw down the half door for spectacular dance, enjoy superb music-making and singing of Christmas carols in an unforgettable Irish night!

** Sold Out last year! Matinee added this year! **
** Group Discounts available for 10 or more tickets **

Reserved Seating: Gold: $48, Silver: $40, Bronze $36


Christmas & Holiday Singalong

Christmas & Holiday Singalong

Sun., Dec 17, @ 4pm

Tickets and Availability

Presented by Arroyo Grande Rotary

“Christmas in America”

Come join us for the 10th annual Rotary Christmas and Holiday Sing-along. This sparkling yearly event features local singers, dancers and musicians. Most of all, the audience is the true star of the show as families and friends sing their favorite carols of the season.

Net proceeds go to music and arts programs of our local schools. The performances will include the Arroyo Grande High School Choir, the Lucia Mar Youth Choir, a theatrical performance from the Coastal Performing Arts Theatre Group and a special appearance by the Dulcimer String Band!

The show welcomes back the Grande Ringers from the Arroyo Grande United Methodist Church as well as the Paulus Carolers, pianist David Alm, vibraphonist Brad Lusk and the Estero Brass.

Arrangements are now being made for special appearances by Santa Claus! Plus, free holiday goodies and drinks will be provided for everyone in the lobby at the end of the show.

General Admission:
** Group Discounts available for 10 or more tickets **
Adult-$12, Children-$6 or Family Pack (Up to 5 people):$30

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

Now thru Dec. 17
The lobby of the Clark Center is now decked out with 9 beautifully decorated trees and four 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.

Wreaths are decorated with ornaments and gifts worth at least $100, as well as the wreath itself.

You have an opportunity to win one of these lovely holiday trees and 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 tree and wreath 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 18.

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

Wreaths: Center for the Performing Arts Foundation (“Babes in Toyland” Tickets), Thomas Kinkade Gallery: (Collectible Ceramic Bells). George & Jane Roach (Magnum of Cabernet), Voss & Beck Dentistry (Teeth Whitening).

Trees: Animal Kingdom (Dog Ornaments + Toys), Animal Kingdom (Cat Ornaments +Toys), Equippers Central Coast Church (Silver & White Ornaments + Gift Certificates), Halcyon Store (Ornaments & Multiple Gift Certificates ), Jamie Maraviglia-Manalo (Ornaments + Disney Toys), JFerber Photography (Picture Frame Ornaments + Family Portrait Session), Rabobank (Ornaments + Starbucks & Jamba Juice Gift Certificates), Rylo Media (Lego Figures), San Luis Ambulance (Minnie Mouse Tree).

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

* You can come by during regular box office hours, buy raffle tickets and enter the drawings for the trees & wreaths you would like to win.


Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates

… Make Great Holiday Gifts!

805.489.9444 to buy

Give the Gift of Entertainment!

Buy a Gift Certificate to the Clark Center in any amount you choose. These make great gifts for friends and family. No need to wonder about if they would like a certain show.

Simply call the Clark Center Box Office at (805) 489-9444 and the Box Office Manager will be glad to take your information and process your order. We can email you the certificate immediately, print it and mail to you, or hold at “will call” for you or the recipient.You can also buy these online and print at home!

Available in Any $ Amount.


******** Holiday Event ***********

Coming Soon

Coming Soon to the Clark Center

Christmas & Holiday Sing Along – Dec. 17