To our amazing audiences, talented participants, and valued current and past donors:

As the season of Thanksgiving is here, we want to thank each and every one of you for participating in your journey with us here at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. This is a special place that you have chosen to call home for a long or short time and for that we are grateful. As a public agency, we work hard to produce high quality and educational theatre; coordinate valuable elementary music programs; offer a safe and fun rental location for arts and culture groups in the community; cultivate a place to enjoy our varied and unique partnerships through theatrical and musical presentations, demonstrations and comedy shows; and build a place to enrich and grow your skills through art, theatre, music, dance, writing and fitness classes for all ages. The staff here are some of the most devoted, talented, and friendly that you will ever meet and it has been our pleasure to serve you during the pandemic and to open up again as we emerge from the regulations of the past few years.

As HCFA, we have continued to provide opportunities during the pandemic through zoom, utilizing outdoor spaces, and by offering drive-in and live streaming opportunities to enjoy the arts and culture. After the past few years, we love having you back in the building, seeing children, adults, and seniors back in the theatre and the large and small rehearsal rooms, art hanging back on the walls and people viewing them, rentals picking up again, gem and mineral club meetings resuming, and classes picking up speed with both our spectacular returning contract instructors and some wonderful new contract instructors that started during the pandemic.

As we have come out of the last few years, we need funding to be able to expand our offerings, support new programs, and to allow us to do bigger titles, purchase new costumes, sets, props, etc. As Giving Tuesday is approaching on November 29, we kindly ask that you think of supporting Young Artists Ensemble, Hillcrest Players, Conejo Theatre for Everyone, and Elementary Music this year to help keep Hillcrest Center for the Arts a thriving location for you and your families. Giving is easy and tax deductible and can be done using cash, check, or credit card.
  1. You can send a check directly to Hillcrest Center for the Arts at 403 W. Hillcrest Drive Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 with the byline for donations and towards which program.
  2. You can pay cash donations at a performance, in the box office, or a the Hillcrest Center for the Arts office.
  3. You can use your credit card to donate through our website Donate (yaeonline.com), call us at 805-381-2747, or come into the office or box office with your credit card to make a donation.
If you choose to donate you will be listed in our YAE show programs as a contributor for the following year and you will receive a letter that acts as a receipt with the tax information for your donation.
What can your money due to support us?
  • You can choose to sponsor scholarships for the youth to be able to participate in our theatre performances. This allows us to accept any performer into the cast based solely on ability and audition, and never on their family’s ability to pay the participation fee!
  • You can choose to ensure the longevity of the incredible Conejo Theatre for Everyone program, teaming up talented teen with incredible performers with special needs of all ages!
  • You can choose to support the Elementary Music Program by giving towards a scholarship to any child that desires to take music at their elementary school in the Conejo Valley Unified School District through a choral, strings, or band program.
  • You can support the Hillcrest Players program for younger performers to help introduce generations of Conejo Valley youth to the performing arts in an inspiring, accessible, and wholesome format.
  • You can provide more educational opportunities for master classes, one-day workshops, and specialty support that can allow students young and old to learn from professionals in the music, theatre, visual arts, and dance world.
Your support is the how we have been able to be a part of your lives and this community for over 42 years. We look forward to seeing how we can increase our interactions with the community, expand our educational and theatrical outreach, continue to connect with community groups to offer a place for programming and performances, and offering your favorites and new programs each session to keep you active and engaged in both art and culture. We cannot wait to interact with each of you during 2023. Thank you for thinking of us and making HCFA a part of your Giving Tuesday and Thanksgiving Season.

With grateful hearts and with positive wishes for the future!

Your Hillcrest Center for the Arts Staff,

Brianne Anderson   Megan McDonough   Mark Reyes   Natalie DeSavia   Ian Kelley Erin Sweeney  
Lauren Alexander   Emery Eckman   Griffin Fox    Matt Huffschmidt   Esther Kwon   Natalie Granucci 
Christi Reusch   Hannah Tamkin V Wadro