OUR GOAL is to inspire community connection by building pathways to sustainable jobs in Inglewood's growing sports and entertainment ecosystem.  

Whether an aspiring artist, a budding sound engineer, or an upstart chef, The Miracle Theater Foundation is facilitating ways to build professional careers in venue and hospitality operations in the local, world-class Inglewood venues.
OUR MISSION is to support arts and culture in downtown Inglewood by providing access to workforce development, job training, and artist residencies. We believe hands-on experience side by side with working professionals helps develop critical learning skills for working in live performance settings: booking, box office, stagehands, sound and lighting, marketing, and publicity.

Our Artist-in-Residency program provides mentorship and a professional stage to develop the artist's craft, build an audience, and learn the different facets of the business of entertainment. Precisely, as Inglewood becomes a global destination, we provide pathways to sustainable careers in the sports and entertainment industry.

About the Foundation.

The Miracle Theater Foundation believes in the transformational power of artistic expression.

Art brings people together, encourages empathy, and creates meaningful connections that foster a more fulfilling, compassionate world.
When local creators are uplifted, they enrich their communities in powerful, influential ways.
Our goal is to inspire community connection and strengthen economic growth in the creative arts throughout the city of Inglewood and Greater Los Angeles.
We know that art facilitates change, especially when it is experiential. As we carry out our mission to fund enriching cultural events, we envision a future where neighbors share a mutual respect, thoughtful discussions inspire social change, while schools and businesses thrive.


The Miracle Theater Foundation supports creatives as they work to bring their visions to life, by offering services at a discounted rate.
Artist Initiatives & Workshops
We partner with underrepresented artists to help bring their unique visions to the stage or screen.
Film Festivals
Our 400-seat theater is a multi-purpose event space that is available for film screenings and other activations that benefit the community.
Event Attendance
To increase community engagement, we provide discounted tickets to local, community organizations.
Art Walk
We're renewing the vibrancy of downtown Inglewood by bringing Art Walk to Market Street. Our venue will serve as a theater and gallery while helping businesses and art enthusiasts connect.
Industry Education
We host programs to introduce students to the various careers available within the entertainment industry.
Children's Programming
We support educational art programs designed to instill confidence, awaken imaginations, and develop the creative skills of young children.

Our Work.

Coming Soon
Local clothing designers showcase their creations at The Miracle Theater during “Market Street Fashion Week."
November 2022
Multiyear sponsor and partner with Inglewood Open Studios, an art gallery walk throughout the City.
Summer 2021
Sponsors/Partners of Youth Orchestra of LA Philharmonic for concert series and artist workshops.
October 2022
Multiyear partnership with Inglewood Unified School District on Family Literacy Library, Children's Art Gallery and film screenings and stage plays.

YOU help us make a difference.

The Miracle Theater Foundation is committed to investing in projects that make art engaging and accessible. As members of a thriving community, we recognize that we are only as strong as our partnerships. Ultimately, each dollar we spend represents a donor's intention to make a positive impact on their community today and in the future. Through innovative programming and partnerships, we maximize our resources to enrich the community.


  • Become A Board Member
    As a board member of The Miracle Theater Foundation, you will have a direct opportunity to shape the cultural landscape of downtown Inglewood - bringing arts education, entertainment and economic opportunities to the community.
  • Open or give to a donor fund.
    Currently, there are four areas that you can choose to support:The Inglewood Film Festival Fund, Market Street Fashion Art Walk, Fashion Week and Community Organization engagement.
  • Spread the word.
    Help maximize our impact and let others know about our mission.
Mariana Weber Smith
+ Owen Smith
The Weber Smiths purchased, renovated and began reimagining The Miracle Theater in 2016.

MEET the Founders/ community ADVOCATES

Mariana Weber Smith and Owen Smith share a deep connection to the world of arts, music and entertainment. Mariana became fascinated with theater after experiencing opera as a young girl. She is grateful to her parents for introducing her to “Mozarteum Joven”, a youth organization committed to providing access to classical music. After obtaining a Bachelors in Visual Arts, Mariana pursued a career as a character makeup artist for opera and ballet at the world renowned Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has always loved the collaborative process to accomplish a shared vision on the stage.

Owen's parents owned the only independent bookstore in St. Augustine, Florida which helped cultivate his entrepreneurial spirit and appreciation for storytelling. From working at a start-up digital marketing and content creation company in the early 2000s to playing a leadership role in technical production for 12 seasons on “American Idol”, Owen has participated in several leading trends over the course of his 25 year career in the entertainment industry.

Today, as the proud co-owners and co-operators of The Miracle Theater, Mariana and Owen have combined their experiences in arts, culture and the entertainment industry with their shared love and appreciation for creative expression to build a home for cultural events in historic downtown Inglewood.

"We want artists and community members to feel like they are coming home."