The Broad Stage plays outside on the plaza! From our annual community festival to smaller, hour-long gatherings, everyone can relax and engage in the Santa Monica sunshine. Highlighting local artists, bands, community groups and flavors, afternoons will be filled with music, dance and interactive entertainment for all ages.                                                                    


This free community festival kicks off the season with a celebration of the performing arts. Start on the plaza, grooving with a live DJ or making an art project, then explore the lobby, theaters and Music Hall for an array of performances and activities to pique your creative spirit.

SUN, SEP 1, 2019 / 2:00PM - 7:00PM

Broad Fest 2019 Lineup


Part performance, part party, all play. Whether you stay after a show or come for the afternoon, POP over to The Broad Stage for some homespun creative fun on the plaza. From music jams to poetry readings, these art experiences will liven up your day.

SAT, OCT 26, 2019 / 4:00PM
SAT, NOV 9, 2019 / 12:00PM
SAT, FEB 8, 2020 / 12:00PM
SAT, MAR 7, 2020 / 4:00PM
SAT, MAR 14, 2020 / 12:00PM



The Broad Stage can also be found at a number of local events throughout the season. By bringing a performing artist or art making project, we offer support to community organizations, schools and parks.

All plaza events are free and open to the public.

Presented in partnership with The Plaza at Santa Monica