Owned and operated by IBA – Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA), Villa Victoria Center for the Arts hosts performances, workshops, and other community programs for the diverse and vibrant South End neighborhood. The theatre is currently closed due to structural damage, but the first floor gallery is open. During the 2018-19 season, two residencies with recording artist Devin Ferreira and movement specialist Yo-El Cassell will take place in the Gallery with IBA's Youth Development Program. The youth showcases on December 20 (Devin Ferreira) and May 23 (Yo-El Cassell), both at 5:00 pm, will be culminating performances from the fall and spring residency workshops
In 2018, Neighborhood Arts presented Voci Angelica on March 17, and a school day performance on April 6 with Brian and Rosi Amador (Sol y Canto.) On April 7, Teatro Sea’s Los Colores di Frida, a puppet show about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, was a co-presentation of Celebrity Series and IBA for two shows. Our first Neighborhood Arts event in 2016 featured both Sol y Canto and Veronica Robles’ Mariachi band and youth dancers.
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is wheelchair accessible; parking includes free and metered on-street parking. The nearest MBTA stop is the Back Bay Orange line, about an 8 minute walk.