Rubicon Theatre Company is a not-for-profit, professional regional theatre company whose mission is to entertain, enrich and educate the region’s residents and visitors through the production of innovative professional theatrical productions, festivals, special events and education programs.
Now approaching its 17th Season, Rubicon is regarded as the county’s premiere stage company and is the largest arts organization in the City of Ventura with a current annual budget of just over $2 million. The company has sold more than 370,000 tickets, has a subscriber base of approximately 2,000 and has had an accumulative economic impact on the community of over $42 million. In keeping with its mission ‘to entertain, enrich and educate’, it has served over 42,000 students through its education outreach arm and has provided area residents and visitors with more than 110 main-stage productions of classic and contemporary dramas, comedies and musicals as well as new works.
Rubicon has won numerous regional and national awards including a prestigious Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Revue”, the L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle Margaret Harford Award for “Sustained Excellence”, 15 Ovation Awards and the Ventura Chamber of Commerce’s Poinsettia Award for Non-Profit of the Year. Most recently Rubicon staff member, Katharine Farmer won a Santa Barbara Indy Award for her direction of The Last Train to Nibroc.
"Rubicon surges ahead, building on dreams fortified by talent and hard work, and encouraged by major Southland theatre awards." —Ventura County Star
"Rubicon exploded on the performing arts scene like a super nova…the preeminent and most influential professional theatre company between Los Angeles and San Francisco.” —Ventura County Reporter
"Rubicon Theatre Company moves the local stage to a level so many for so longhad hope for…the best theatre around…the house will be forever packed!”
—Los Angeles Times