We acknowledge that New Village Arts operates on the unceded land of the Payómkawichum (Luiseño) and Kumeyaay peoples. We further acknowledge that NVA was founded upon exclusions and erasures of many Indigenous people, including those who are the traditional Custodians and First people of the land on which we work, play, gather, share, and learn.
The mission of New Village Arts is to create adventurous artistic experiences to awaken the human spirit. We provide:
- a collaborative and inspiring home for performing and visual artists
- a forum for laughter, discussion, and deeper thinking within our community
- a training ground for future generations of art-makers and art-lovers
Who We Are
NVA attracts over 20,000 patrons to Carlsbad Village each year to experience professional theatre in its intimate, 100 seat house. In addition to full seasons of plays and musicals featuring some of the best artistic talent in Southern California, NVA hosts talkback discussions and other supplementary events designed to create conversation and cultivate community. NVA also maintains The Foundry Artist Studios, a collaborative studio space for local visual artists, and we offer robust theatre programs in partnership with local schools. NVA hosts educational and artistic programs for young adults with neurodiversity and adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Teatro Pueblo Nuevo, NVA’s Latinx outreach initiative, aims to celebrate Latinx culture and heritage and to promote Latinx storytelling on and off our stage throughout the year. NVA strongly believes that theatre and arts experiences should be accessible to ALL people and has become a leader in equity, diversity, and inclusion in San Diego. NVA has been fortunate to receive support from the City of Carlsbad and other local businesses, who recognize the importance of a resident professional theatre company as a crucial component of an inclusive and creative community. We, in turn, prioritize serving our community by presenting works that respect the diversity surrounding us, engaging every citizen with relevant and inspiring stories.
NVA has truly become the cultural hub of North County San Diego.