A Cultural Oasis In The Heart of East Los Angeles

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Providing quality arts education to Los Angeles students since 1970.

Plaza de la Raza's School of Performing and Visual Arts has provided students across Los Angeles County with the opportunity to engage first-hand in the arts from courses in four major disciplines: visual art, dance, music, & theatre. With opportunities for students of all ages, courses ranging from entry level to conservatory level, and free classes for qualifying low income families, Plaza de la Raza has something for everyone! 


At a Glance


quarterly art classes


students a year


of youth students receive free or low-cost classes


We have a class just for you, regardless of age or skill!  

Dance, theatre, music, or art? Beginner, intermediate, or advanced? Plaza de la Raza offers something for all students, of all ages and skill levels. Thanks to our dedicated Community Partners, we also offer classes at a reduced price or free for qualifying youth. 

Please visit our School Information page for a class schedule, information on registration, faculty list, alumni information, and more. 



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