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


To accomplish our mission, New Village Arts produces full seasons of mainstage productions, and has done so for the past 17 years in the City of Carlsbad with award-winning actors, designers and directors. To date, New Village has received over 20 Critics Circle Awards honoring the work done on NVA’s mainstage and regularly receives “Critic’s Choice” designation in the leading local paper. Surrounding these productions, New Village hosts talkback discussions and other supplementary events designed to create conversation and cultivate community based on the themes of our productions. We also maintain a collaborative studio space for local visual artists called The Foundry, and host classes for young actors in our theatre and offer robust theatre programs in partnership with local high schools. This year, NVA launched Monday Night Live!, a theatre program for young adults with special needs and will also begin programming Mindful Theatre, which are classes for seniors focused on increasing brain activity through theatre performance and combatting the effects of Alzheimer's and dementia. NVA exists to serve its community and has been embedded in the social and cultural structures of Carlsbad since opening its doors. New Village Arts has been fortunate to receive support from the City of Carlsbad and other local corporations, who recognizes 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.

© New Village Arts Theatre 2019

2787 State Street | Carlsbad, CA 92008 Box Office: (760) 433-3245