The AVO Playhouse is available for rentals year-round and is an ideal venue for any type of event from corporate meetings or lectures to full production Broadway musicals. The AVO is a fully-equipped performance venue (lighting and sound systems) with a 385 seat auditorium, an elevated stage, and back stage dressing rooms with restrooms. The AVO also features a concession bar area and large restrooms in the lobby. Built in 1948 as a neighborhood movie house, the AVO Playhouse was purchased by the City of Vista and elegantly restored to accommodate live performances in 1995. Annually, over forty thousand people are entertained at the AVO. Several dance companies and children's theatre organizations grace the stage regularly.
The AVO is also a community service facility hosting city-sponsored gatherings, social service organization meetings, and school graduations. Rental rates are affordable and include a facilities supervisor and access to all of the available in-house equipment. Additional technical and front-of-house staff is also available through the City of Vista’s Cultural Arts Department.