As the one of the latest additions to the Valley’s rapidly-expanding cultural scene, the Center for the Performing Arts opened to great acclaim in October 2005. The fully-professional theatre is equipped for music, theater and dance productions plus film presentations. In addition, the lobby space serves as an art gallery. The multi-use facility houses student productions, touring acts and educational programs, and is also utilized for instructional purposes. The venue is outfitted with the latest technology and contains state-of-the-art lighting system, sound and audio visual equipment, as well as an orchestra pit and seating that accommodates approximately 300 patrons.