The Arts at Cal Lutheran

This is where creativity comes alive.

The visual and performing arts have been a vital part of Cal Lutheran since our university was founded in 1959. We continue to champion the arts by presenting and promoting cultural and educational programs on and around our Thousand Oaks campus.

Learn about our upcoming arts events at Cal Lutheran with information on how to attend.


Music & Ensembles

Theatre & Dance

Galleries & Collections

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Student Ensemble

Student Ensembles

Our performance ensembles are open to all students by audition. These include:

  • Cal Lutheran Choir
  • Cielo (treble choir)
  • University Symphony
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Improvisation Ensemble
  • Mariachi Ensemble
Arete Vocal Ensemble

Areté Vocal Ensemble

Areté is an innovative professional ensemble of vocal artists based in Thousand Oaks, California.

Their vocal and choral repertoire includes works from all periods of music history, with special attention given to contemporary, ethnic, experimental, improvisatory, and "cross-over" music.

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Kingsmens Shakespeare

Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival

Established in 1997, the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company puts on two outdoor stagings of the Bard's plays each summer.

As Cal Lutheran's professional theater company, it also runs a wide variety of educational programs for K-12 and college students.

Theatre Arts

Theatre & Dance Productions

Students participate in several major productions each year, including musicals, original films, dance, improvisational theatre, and the Black Box Studio Theatre series.

If you love straight-up comedy, check out the CLU Improv troupe, which performs in the Preus-Brandt Forum every other week.

Upcoming Events

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Icon of paintbrush Galleries & Collections
Kwan Fong Gallery

Kwan Fong Gallery of Art & Culture

Year Opened: 2003
Location: Soiland Humanities Center
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Situated in the Soiland Humanities Center, the Kwan Fong Gallery hosts a variety of events and exhibitions showcasing nationally recognized artists as well as Cal Lutheran faculty and students. 

William Rolland Gallery

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

Year Opened: 2011
Location: East of William Rolland Stadium
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Located next to William Rolland Stadium, this gallery features several exhibits throughout the year, typically alongside lectures by art faculty, foreign language tours, and parallel educational events. 

Upcoming Events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events currently scheduled.




William Rolland Art Center

William Rolland Art Center

Year Opened: 2017
Location: West of William Rolland Stadium
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Modern visual arts spaces for painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, and sculpture. Includes video and audio editing suites, virtual reality and video production studio, and display gallery of student work.

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Digital Collections

Year Opened: 2021
Location: Online
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Deeper insights into Cal Lutheran's robust art collections from around the globe. Features works from Western America, Ancient America, Papua New Guinea, and even a few favorites of Cal Lutheran faculty.