Affectionately named CLARA, the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts provides studios and performance space for professional and community-based arts groups and a place for creative collisions and collaborations.

Upcoming event

POUND off the Pounds in January!

POUND is inspired by the energizing, infectious, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.Rock out every Wednesday during your lunch …


SPMA Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series: Jacam Manricks Quartet

Jacam Manricks Quartet featuring drummer Clarence Penn (NY), bassist Matt Penman (NY) and pianist Joe GilmanThis concert will feature Grammy …


California Groundbreakers: Food for Thought

Sacramento calls itself the "Farm to Fork Capital," but none of its restaurants will be written up in a Michelin …


Rent this Space

You can be part of CLARA too. We currently rent our auditorium to members of the community looking for performance, rehearsal, or presentation space. To learn more, contact Jay Swanson at [email protected]


CLARA believes arts and access to quality arts education enriches lives and transforms a child’s future. In an unprecedented partnership, CLARA and her tenants provide SCUSD students with in-school residencies, tickets, and scholarships.