Segerstrom Center for the Arts offers a variety of mission-based programs to support a diverse and equitable arts education for students in schools and collaborates with community organizations and local artists to creatively address social issues.
Dance schools at Segerstrom Center
ABT Gillespie School
The school's location at Segerstrom Center provides unparalleled access to world-renowned performing arts experiences.Learn more
Studio D is an inclusive arts school specializing in dance, music, and theatre classes for all learners ages 4-adult.Learn more
Camps & classes
Tuesday Night Dance
Tuesday Night Dance is fun, upbeat, and designed for all ages and abilities—all are welcome, no dance experience required.Learn more
5 Days of Broadway
Students of all experience levels from ages 11-19 are coached in musical theater performance and technique by some of the industry's leading professional artists and educators.Learn more
These intimate classes invite career-bound students from across Southern California to interact with world-class artists and receive immediate feedback serving their aspirations for a professional career in the arts.Learn more
Support arts education
As a nonprofit arts organization, Segerstrom Center relies on the support of our community to provide the very best performances on our stages, as well as fund exceptional education and community programs.Make a gift
Programs for schools
Segerstrom Center offers a large variety of affordable programs in Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts that can be customized to meet the needs of each unique community or event.
On Stage at the Center is a series of live performances for local students to attend during the school day as a field trip as a starting point to stimulate greater appreciation of the performing arts.
Working with professional teaching artists, your faculty will build skills necessary to produce a musical theater show starring your students. Students develop self-confidence, practice collaboration, and strengthen speaking and reading skills.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes students to take free docent-led tours and to learn about its history while exploring backstage and behind-the-scenes areas.
Public programs & community events
Orange County’s multicultural and multigenerational communities are represented on and off the stage through the Center’s compelling public programs, dynamic performances, and cultural events.
Summer Sounds: TolliverJune 9, 2023 Argyros Plaza Learn More
Tuesday Night Dance: BroadwayJune 6, 2023 - June 27, 2023 Argyros Plaza Learn More
Live on Argyros Stage: Sister RayJune 14, 2023 Argyros Plaza Learn More
Summer Sounds: Kyle DionJune 16, 2023 Argyros Plaza Learn More
Root and RiseJune 17, 2023 Argyros Plaza Learn More
Silent Disco: PrideJune 23, 2023 Argyros Plaza Learn More
In the community
Community-led public programs and artist experiences are the heart of the Center’s Community Engagement department. The priorities of the department are to support individuals with disabilities and their families through Studio D: Arts for All Abilities; broaden accessibility to exceptional artistic experiences by offering free and low-cost programming on—and beyond—the Argyros Plaza; and push the boundaries of how the arts can transform, empower, and connect Orange County through Center Without Boundaries.Learn more
Summer at the Center
For over 30 years, Summer at the Center has been designed to empower high-risk high school students through active participation in a rigorous two-week program of musical theater classes conducted by professional artists. This unique, nationally recognized program was founded in conjunction with the late Dr. Maurice Allard, who believed in the power of the performing arts as a critical and authentic means to developing self-esteem and building confidence. This extraordinary program continues using the same basic model, achieving its original goals which make a profound and memorable impact on the lives of hundreds of youth in our community.Learn more
Our ability to present unsurpassed performances on our stages and innovative arts education programs in our community is only made possible because of the extraordinary support from individuals like you.
Professional growth opportunites
Our internship program offers exciting opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain professional experience working side-by-side with administrators, extraordinary artist, and technicians.
Call for Artists
Segerstrom Center is actively searching for local and regional artists who can support the Center's mission of serving the diverse communities across Southern California through its Education and Community programs.
Careers at the Center
Because of our success and growth, career opportunities are available. In return for your hard work and dedication, the Center provides a pleasant work environment and offers an attractive compensation package to full-time employees.
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