NAMBA is a multi-disciplinary arts lab and performance space located in Ventura’s historic downtown arts district.
The space provides the community with an intimate experience where artists educate and entertain through artistic collaboration, unique programming, showcases, workshops, and classes. NAMBA is the home of Aloft Dancetheatre.
We are funded by public support and through the generous spirit and investment of Ben Namba and Julia Campbell. We are proud participants of the Downtown Ventura Art Walk, Ventura Music Festival, and First Fridays Ventura.
Aloft Dancetheatre is the nonprofit organization and resident dance company of NAMBA Performing Arts Space. They develop interdisciplinary arts projects through choreography and dance that brings together poets, writers, actors, musicians, and conceptual and visual artists. Aloft Dancetheatre conceives and administers a consortium based art studio that allows resident and guest artists to create and work together in presenting projects to a cross cultural audience. They also host dance professionals, whose experiences range from a variety of New York and Los Angeles dance and theater companies, who offer movement and performance classes not found anywhere else in Ventura.