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Experience the community, and creative expression of the Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC. Since 1990, the Kanbar Center, formerly known as "CenterStage" has provided Marin residents with access to stimulating performances of Live Music, dance, comedy, lectures, concerts and more. Conveniently located in San Rafael, the Kanbar Center has established a strong and well respected reputation within the community as a center for Performing Arts, where community can celebrate the arts together! Our venues include the grand Hoytt Theater, the intimate Kurland Lounge, and Swig Field, home to our celebrated Summer Nights outdoor, family friendly music festivals.
Kanbar Center is a performing arts venue in the Marin, CA area. At our great venue we book several different types of entertainers from comedians to DJ's who provide live music. Call or stop at our box office today to get your concert tickets for our next event. Programs are available to the entire community with NO membership or Jewish affiliation ever required to attend. Performances run a wide range of styles including jazz, world music, internationally know chamber ensembles, bluegrass, Euro-mash, dance, comedy, lectures, and film. A typical set-up may be intimate lantern lit cabaret tables of 4 and theater style seating around the perimeriter of the grand Hoytt Theater. Often room for dancing is available when appropriate, and concessions of snacks, beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase and allowed within the theater. The beautiful lobby and atrium add to the experience, and create the perfect space for the typical post-event meet and greet with artists. In addition to public events, these beautiful venues are available for rent for a variety of private events including weddings, fundraisers, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and more!
A Strong Member of the Community
As a steward of the Local Community, and the entire Bay Area, the Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts takes great pride in making the arts available to local schools, non-profit organizations and families. The Summer Nights programs captures the imaginations of kids and adults creating an opportunities for multi-generations to come together and celebrate each other and the arts as a part of the every day experience. These events celebrate the cultures of the world, bringing people together through music, play, dance, creative expression, social opportunities, family and friends.
The Osher Marin JCC provides people with life enhancement opportunities. Various activities which reflect the unique values of Jewish culture are held, and are open to the entire community. Our award-winning pools and state-of-the-art fitness center, family-friendly environment, stimulating educational and cultural programs, entertaining Performing Arts center, award-winning early child education center, and summer day camps are just a few of the special events available through the Osher Marin JCC.
Since 1990, the Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC has established a strong and well respected reputation within the community as a Center for the Performing Arts in Marin County. Venues include the grand Hoytt Theater, the intimate Kurland Lounge and Swig Field, our outdoor venue nestled against the hills of Marin and home of our celebrated Summer Nights outdoor, family friendly music festivals.
Performances run the gamut from classical to world music, dance to comedy, lectures and film to culinary demonstrations. In addition to all of this, our beautiful spaces are the ideal place for a variety of rental applications including weddings, fundraisers, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and life celebrations. We invite all to come celebrate with us.