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Special Events


Tickets for events with an admission charge may be purchased online (​), by phone at  (310) 434-3005, or in person at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus; limited hours). A modest service charge applies.


Emeritus College Concert Band

Yosuke Miyoshi, Conductor. March concert features an eclectic collection of music linked by a space theme, with arrangements by John Philip Sousa, John Williams, Michael Giacchino, and Richard Strauss. June concert features weather-themed music. Call (310) 434-4306 for details.

Sun, June 12 | 3pm | Free

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center


  Santa Monica College’s
  86th Commencement Ceremony

  Come join us in honoring our Santa Monica College graduates on this exciting day.

  Tue, June 14 | 6pm | Free | Corsair Stadium

Summer Shakespeare Festival 2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is perhaps Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy. Rife with the joy and pain of pursuing our passions, the foibles of love, and the absurdity of being human, the play is a delightful romp in the woods where the characters encounter the spiritual and supernatural world of the fairies and emerge transformed. This 60s, beatnik, Hollywood Hills rocker inspired version of the Bard’s masterpiece comedy will be directed by Danny Campbell and performed by the accomplished students at SMC's Shakespeare Apprentice Company.​

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Preview: June 23 | 8pm

(Preview: $10) 


June 24, July 1, 2, 8, 9 | 8pm

June 26, July 3, 10 | 2pm

Main Stage at Theatre Arts Complex

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Celebrate America

SMC’s Independence Day Celebration—the biggest, most sensational patriotic community event on the Westside! Bring your family and friends to SMC for a star-spangled salute to our nation’s independence. Come early, picnic on the lawn, enjoy continuous entertainment and special exhibits (with plenty of refreshments available for purchase), and cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks salute to America.

Sat, June 25 | 5pm | Free | Corsair Stadium


Summer Shakespeare Festival 2016​

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night is a professional production directed by one-time Royal Shakespeare Company member Kenneth Sabberton.  “The Great Los Angeles Air Raid” in 1942 at the height of WW2 and alien-invasion hysteria provides a rich context to thrust upon Shakespeare’s charming twins Viola and Sebastian.​
July 27, 28 8pm

July 29, 30, 31, 

August 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 | 8pm

July 31, August 7, 14, 21 | 2pm

Main Stage at Theatre Arts Complex




Emeritus College Acting Troupe Showcase 

Don’t miss our performance showcase featuring silly, serious, and quirky scenes that inspire, entertain, and—hopefully!—give you something to think about. For more information, please call (310) 434-4306.


Sat, July 16 | 1pm | Free 

  The Edye at SMC Performing Arts Center