Plan Your Visit

Situated just 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles,
Ojai has long been a destination for artistic creativity.

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Come for a few days during the Ojai Playwrights Conference, and take time to enjoy Ojai’s small town vibe, scenic beauty, local flavors, indulgent spa treatments, and charming galleries and boutiques.

OPC Venues


Matilija Auditorium

703 El Paseo Road
Ojai, CA 93023



Zalk Theater at Besant Hill School

8585 Ojai/Santa Paula Road
Ojai, CA 93023


Driving Directions

From Los Angeles and points south:

Take 405 Freeway north, to 101 west to Ventura. Exit 101 at Highway 33. Follow 33 into the Ojai Valley; merge onto Ojai Avenue. Proceed into town.

From Santa Barbara and points north:

Take 101 Freeway south to Ventura. Exit 101 at Highway 33. Follow 33 into the Ojai Valley; merge onto Ojai Avenue. Proceed into town.

From Santa Clarita and Interstate 5:

From Interstate 5, take Highway 126 to Santa Paula. Exit 10/Highway 150. Take 150 into Ojai.


Nearest Airports

Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) – 45 miles
Bob Hope Burbank Airport (BUR) – 70 miles
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – 85 miles


Plan Your visit


Ojai is a popular destination, and hotel rooms generally sell out on weekends, especially from late spring to early fall. Make plans early to attend an OPC event!


Book early for best options!

The Ojai Playwrights Conference is pleased to recommend the following host hotels that generously support our organization year-round.


Casa Ojai Inn 

Affordable, comfortable and eco-friendly motel-style inn across from the Soule Golf Course. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. Call the hotel directly to request the 15% OPC Discount.

1302 East Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023
(800) 255-8175


Su Nido Inn

All-suites luxury boutique hotel. This artful Mission Revival Inn awaits with beautifully decorated rooms and suites with the finest linens and amenities. Delightful center courtyard and in-suite kitchenettes enhance your stay. Ojai Village is just steps away from your door - restaurants, galleries, shops and spas all within walking distance. Call the hotel directly to request the 15% OPC Discount.

301 North Montgomery St. Ojai, CA 93023
(866) 646-7080


Plan Your visit


The Ojai Playwrights Conference is pleased to recommend the following Ojai restaurants and eateries that have generously supported our program:


Azu Restaurant

Chef Laurel Moore has created an eclectic menu using local ingredients and inspired by Mediterranean Cuisine. Serving an expansive wine list and a vast, creative spirit selection. Featuring Ojai Alisal Vineyard wines, exclusive wine sponsor for OPC! Open for lunch and dinner. Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

457 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 640-7987



Jim & Rob’s Fresh Grill

Casual eatery featuring healthy, delicious Mexican and American food. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Adjacent to Lisa’s Cantina, serving craft beers, local wines and seasonal cocktails.

214 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai CA 93023
(805) 640-1301


Ojai Rôtie

Nestled in the center of Ojai’s historic downtown, Ojai Rôtie is a chef/farmer-driven, fast casual patio-restaurant offering extraordinary French-Lebanese style rotisserie chicken, freshly-baked, handmade sourdough, an array of innovative side dishes. Open for dinner.

469 E Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 798-9227


Osteria Monte Grappa

An Italian restaurant featuring a seasonal menu, locally grown vegetables and meat, imported Italian products and handmade pasta. Inside and patio dining, open for lunch and dinner. Full Bar on the premises.

242 East Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 640-6767



Papa Lennon’s Pizzeria

Family owned pizzeria in the Meiners Oaks village, offering delicious pizzas, paninis, salads, pastas & special dishes. The dough, sauces, dressings, and desserts are all home-made. Open for lunch & dinner.

515 West El Roblar, Ojai, CA 93024

(805) 640-7388


Bringing a new musical to life in this fiercely creative residency environment forced me to examine and re-examine not only my vision for the piece, but also allowed me to confirm my own artistic mission as a writer and performer.

- Perla Batalla