Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center

Big Bear’s theater venue with state-of-the-art sound system and lighting, revolving stage and comfortable seating for shows and traveling productions. Home of award-winning Community Arts Theater Society!

Upcoming events

  • 02/17/2018 6/00 pm - 02/17/2018 9/00 pm

    “Big Bear Idol” music competition held by Rotary at the Performing Arts Center 6 p.m., free admission including refreshments at intermission.(909) 866-4970.


    Talented local youth are out to show that “Big Bear’s Got Talent” during annual free competition on Saturday, February 17.


    The 6 p.m. event held at the Performing Arts Center is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake, which serves refreshments at intermission. The musical competition features high school age singers and instrumentalists. Many performers are veterans of the stage after appearing with local companies including the late Community Arts Theater Society (CATS) shows as well as high school productions.


    The competition is open to high school students at all levels and past winners have gone on to study music at the college level and perform professionally with groups including The Young Americans. Vocal and instrumental judges are highly qualified musicians who not only rate the students’ efforts but also pass along advice.


    Contestants compete in categories including classical and nonclassical vocal and instrumental and piano. Top three finalists in each category at Big Bear Idol receive cash prizes and first place finishers can compete at the Rotary District 5330 level, which includes the mountain communities as well as Riverside and San Bernardino County areas. Big Bear Idol admission is free and the youngsters put on a professional show well worth your time.

  • 02/25/2018 3/00 pm - 02/25/2018 5/00 pm

    “Rizzo, Rizzo and King” concert at the PAC 3 p.m. with cello, vocal and piano music by Sharon and Sophia Rizzo and Barbara King. Free. (909) 866-4970.


    A very talented trio performs a wide variety of music on cello, piano and vocal music Sunday, February 25. And admission is free!


    “Rizzo, Rizzo & King” at 3 p.m. in Hofert Hall at the Performing Arts Center features an eclectic mix of music that ranges from classical and Celtic to Broadway and Pop. Sharon and soprano vocalist Sophia Rizzo on cello joined by well-known pianist Barbara King present classic works by Bach, Faure, Puccini along with Cole Porter show tunes and music by George Harrison, Alan Menken and Taylor Swift.


    The program is presented by MountainTop Strings of California and refreshments will be served. Donations to the group’s Youth Orchestra are welcome but admission is free.