Arts & Culture
The City of Temecula integrates Arts, Culture & Entertainment into community life by providing opportunities to experience the vast artistic and cultural assets in the Temecula Valley through collaborative, supportive, and creative partnerships, as well as the promotion of Temecula as a vibrant cultural tourism destination. City facilities in Old Town Temecula include a theater, performance spaces, museums, and art galleries. These keystone cultural resources in the City of Temecula provide an excellent quality of life, supporting the economy, and embracing our creative community.
Opened on October 4, 2005, the Old Town Temecula Community Theater is a contemporary state-of-the-art proscenium theater in the heart of Old Town Temecula. The 354-seat theater complex includes the Historic Landmark Mercantile Building (The Merc) which houses the Ticket Office, The Gallery at The Merc, and the Club at The Merc (48-70 seat cabaret-style performance space). For performance schedule and tickets, please visit www.TemeculaTheater.org or call 1.866.OLD.TOWN (866.653.8696).
The Temecula Valley Museum’s vast collection of historic artifacts; regular and special exhibits; and varied educational programs offer a glimpse into Temecula’s cultural and artistic community. The “Touch History” exhibit area allows children to engage their minds through creative play. Enjoy the museum on your own or as part of a docent-guided tour. Exhibits are displayed beautifully in three dimensional settings. For exhibit schedules and hours, please visit www.TemeculaValleyMuseum.org or call 951.694.6450.