Our Mission Statement
The Broad Stage at Santa Monica College’s Performing Arts Center supports the core educational mission of the college. Home to the school’s music program, in addition to the resident company’s season, the Broad Stage provides a wide range of educational and cultural offerings for students and the community.
In support of that broader mission, the Facilities Programming Department operates and manages all SMC venues, including the Broad Stage, to a fiscally responsible standard that requires us to base our user fees on real world operating costs and expenses.
We receive no outside support to operate and manage our Performing Arts Center facilities. User fees are the sole source of income to provide the facility’s operating expenses.
The Facilities Programming Department is not part of the non-profit resident company, The Broad Stage, which offers an annual season of performances at the facility. We are not involved in the selection process for those who appear in The Broad Stage’s annual performance series and do not recommend artists or events for their consideration.