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Entertainment and the Arts in Irvine

One of the best things about Irvine is its rich cultural diversity and its enduring support of artistic experiences. The city has museums, performing arts theaters and entertainment venues, making it easy for residents to enjoy events and shows close to home.

The 750-seat Irvine Barclay Theater hosts diverse programming from concerts to guest speakers, while the UCI Irvine Museum displays works of art from masters of California Impressionism. One of Orange County’s premier multicultural events, the annual Irvine Global Village Festival celebrates the traditional cuisine, dance and music of 50+ countries.

Connecting the arts, sciences and engineering is the focus of Beall Center, which offers innovative programs and displays that promote creativity through digital technologies.



Irvine has so many great places to spend your leisure time, something fun and interesting is always happening around town. From art exhibitions to live performances, sporting events and comedy shows, this city has it all, so check out these local favorites!


Beall Center for Art + Technology at UCI

712 Arts Plaza

Irvine, CA 92617

Phone: (949) 824-4339


Regal Edwards Irvine Spectrum

65 Fortune Drive

Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: (949) 450-4920


Improv Comedy Club

71 Fortune Drive, Suite 841

Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: (949) 854-5455 


Irvine Global Village Festival

4 Civic Center Plaza

Irvine, CA 92614

Phone: (949) 724-6606


Irvine Historical Museum

5 San Joaquin

Irvine, CA 92614

Phone: (949) 786-4112


Pretend City Children's Museum

29 Hubble

Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: (949) 428-3900 


The Irvine Museum

18881 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 1275

Irvine, CA 92612

Phone: (949) 476-8400