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 18 years in the City of Carlsbad with award-winning actors, designers and directors. To date, New Village has received over 30 Critics Circle Awards honoring the work done on NVA’s mainstage and regularly receives “Critic’s Choice” designations from leading reviewers. Surrounding these productions, 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 offers a variety of educational programs for students of all ages, and has been partnering with Kids Act! for over a decade to provide quality educational programming for young actors, directors, playwrights, and designers. NVA's inclusive education programming includes Monday Night Live!, a theatre program for young adults with neurodiversity and special needs, and Mindful Theatre, classes for seniors focused on increasing brain activity and combatting the effects of Alzheimer's and dementia through theatre performance. NVA has also begun The Mainstage Players, which provides professional acting training for young adults with neurodiversity. 

NVA has also launched a new multicultural outreach program: Teatro Pueblo Nuevo. The aim of TPN is to welcome new audiences to NVA, and to develop inclusive artistic narratives by and for all members of our unique community.

NVA exists to serve its community and has been embedded in the social and cultural structures of Carlsbad since opening its doors. 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.

© New Village Arts Theatre 2019

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