Santa Monica's Talent Show

Do you love to watch talent shows? I know that the best ones have a live audience, and this one will be even better! It will be an exciting time to see some of our favorite singers, dancers, and comedians performing their talents live. Don’t miss it!

What is a Talent Show?

A Talent Show is an event where anyone can show their talents. People of all ages and backgrounds step on stage to perform for the audience, making it an excellent opportunity to experience something new. The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium hosts several events throughout the year, including the popular talent show.

This event’s ticket is $12 and can be bought at The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Box Office or online. Most of the tickets sell out, so it’s best to buy early! Showtimes vary depending on the day and time of purchase. For example, shows during the week start around 11:30 am compared to shows on the weekends, which start around 12:30 pm.

The talent show starts with a few warm-up acts by local businesses and organizations, including dance groups and acrobatic exhibitions, to give everyone time to find their seats before the main event. After that, anyone who has signed up for an audition can come on stage to show what they can do. This is where people sing solos, dance to music by the live band, or perform their original acts with anything from magic tricks to ventriloquism! The whole family will enjoy seeing all of these unique performances that are one-of-a-kind.

Why should you participate in the Santa Monica’s Talent Show?

For one, it’s an event that happens every year, and you should take advantage of the opportunity to show off your skills.

Another reason why the Santa Monica Talent Show is so much fun? It’s because there are many different types of acts to enjoy. You can watch singers, dancers, and magicians perform.

What’s more, there are different competitions held, including archery. There, you’ll be able to test your crossbow shooting skill. We recommend that you go with a crossbow scope to serve as bow optics. You’ll also be needing a light bow like the tenpoint crossbow siege. Besides being lightweight, it’s also super fast. Therefore, you’re guaranteed to win the contest with this compact bow.

The Santa Monica Civic Convention Center will be the perfect place to hold this fun event. It has excellent facilities like restrooms, ample parking spaces and much more. Even if you won’t participate in the Talent Show but only attend it as a spectator, there are also many other activities for you to do like visiting the food court and enjoying some entertainment at the event.

The history of the Santa Monica’s Talent Show

It all started in 1967 when high school students performed at the first Santa Monica’s Talent Show. A few years later, they put up their very own theater building for this local community to enjoy performances by talented young people from all over California. Creating a talent show to give opportunities to the kids in Santa Monica is one of the most critical aspects they value.

Today, Santa Monica has an annual talent show with over 500 applicants competing every year for only 50 spots available. This convention center holds up to 400 people, and it’s a place you don’t want to miss when visiting this city!

Facts about the event:

  • Talent Show begins at 12:30 pm and lasts for approximately an hour. Doors open to ticket holders at 11 am for a chance to get good seats before the show starts.
  • Food trucks will be available outside of Santa Monica Civic Convention Center selling snacks, drinks, candy bars, etc. You may also bring in your food and beverages. No alcohol is allowed inside the building.
  • Ticket prices are $12 for kids under 12 years old, $14 for adults over 20 years of age, senior citizens (age 60+) get in $11. Tickets must be purchased online via Eventbrite before you enter Santa Monica Civic Convention Center to avoid long lines and sold-out tickets.
  • Santa Monica Civic Convention Center is located at 2000 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, California 90405. You can use the parking structure on site that charges $15 for weekday event access (no in/out). Colorado Avenue and 20th Street corner has metered street parking available with free two-hour parking on weekends.
  • The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is wheelchair accessible via the main entrance at 2055 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405. There will be seating available for wheelchairs and other special needs such as autism support (please make sure to reserve these seats when purchasing tickets online).

Tips on making your show spectacular!

  • Make sure your show is entertaining to the audience. They want to see something they have never seen before!
  • Use talent that everyone can enjoy. Check out our magic act or circus performers, for example! Don’t forget about clowns, comedians, and animals – all perfect actions for a family show!
  • Make sure your presentation runs smoothly. Practice, practice, and then practice some more!
  • Try to incorporate an element of interactivity into the display, such as a game or contest for audience participation. The kids will love it!


The Santa Monica Civic Center is hosting a talent show, and we can’t wait to see all the fantastic things our community has in store. We’ve got some talented performers lined up too! There’ll be performances from local theater company Theater Artists Studio as well as hip-hop stars. It promises to be an evening of laughs, tears (maybe) and great music, so don’t miss it!