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Center for the Arts


For sponsorship information, please contact Andrea Sala, Foundation Executive Director at or 310.660.6040. For performance or operations information, please contact Rick Christophersen, Center for the Arts Director at or 310.660.3748.



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The performing arts plays an integral role in the vision of El Camino College. For 50 years, artists and attractions presented by the Center for the Arts (CFA) have enhanced the educational goals of the college and positively enriched the lives of our students and communities. Each year, the Center for the Arts produces and provides event coordination for over 350 performance, production, rehearsal and classroom activities. The Fine Arts concentrations at El Camino College include Music, Theatre, Dance, Art, Communication Studies, Photography and Film/Video. CFA History



The mission of the Center for the Arts at El Camino College is to present an innovative, entertaining, and diverse program of high-quality performances to:
  • Enhance the educational experience at the College for all students and provide a professional facility to train students in the arts
  • Foster artistic excellence and creativity
  • Connect El Camino College with the richly varied South Bay and surrounding communities.
CFA Mission



The Center for the Arts at El Camino College consists of three main venues:               
  • Marsee Auditorium: 2,048-seat, multi-purpose performance facility
  • Campus Theatre: 353-seat performing arts stage
  • Robert Haag Recital Hall: 180-seat event space
CFA Venues


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At the El Camino College Center for the Arts, friends make the difference! The CFA relies on member support to provide critical funding for all productions. Sponsorships afford crucial opportunities for academic and personal development for our performing arts students. Ticket prices cover only a fraction of the costs of operating the CFA. Your donation to the Fund for Excellence helps create new and exciting ways to enhance the educational experience for El Camino College students, and brings performances from around the country and around the world to our community. Becoming a Friend of the Center for the Arts gives ECC students the opportunity to participate in hands-on master classes and workshops with industry professionals. In addition to the joy of supporting the arts, members enjoy a variety of benefits. From free parking to special backstage tours, membership makes it more rewarding to experience the arts at El Camino College.


Invitations to special events and receptions Star Star Star Star Star Star
Free subscription to the CFA Season Brochure Star Star Star Star Star Star
Advance notification of CFA events Star Star Star Star Star Star
Recognition in performance programs Star Star Star Star Star Star
Complimentary tickets to a CFA performance (excludes The Nutcracker)    2  4  6  8  10
Season parking pass     Star Star Star Star
Behind-the-scenes tour (up to 6 guests) of a performance of choice led by the CFA Director       Star Star Star
Invitation to attend an ECC Master Class led by a professional guest artist         Star Star
Private backstage visit with a guest artist of choice led by the CFA Director           Star



Donations to the Fund for Excellence above the $5,000 level receive all benefits of the Diamond Level, plus additional benefits and recognition which may include: season brochure acknowledgment, advance sale and season ticket discounts, VIP concierge service with priority seating, artist Meet & Greets, Opening Night reception invitations, and the opportunity to underwrite music, dance or theatre performances.

CFA Drama