Arts, Music & Entertainment in Santa Barbara

Arts, Music & Entertainment in Santa BarbaraBrighter than its California sunshine is the arts, entertainment and music fun in Santa Barbara. Our guide is your ticket to the hottest theaters and venues across the city known as America’s Riviera. After you’ve experienced the entertainment here, you’ll understand why!

Ensemble Theatre Company
Get your ticket to the Ensemble Theatre; Santa Barbara’s longest running professional theater company. Housed at the Alhecama Theatre, the award winning resident company performs five productions each season. You’ll enjoy seeing entertainment like smash Broadway plays along with searing mysteries, hysterical comedies, inspiring musicals and intriguing dramas.

Address: 914 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - MAP
Phone: (805) 965-5400
Web: www.ensembletheatre.com

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Canvass the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, recognized as one of the top 10 regional art museums in the nation. Situated in downtown Santa Barbara, art enthusiasts enjoy sauntering alongside nationally recognized collections of American, Asian, Impressionism and 20th-century art. The museum also houses the Constance and George Fearing Library.

Address: 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - MAP
Phone: (805) 963-4364
Web: www.sbma.net

Santa Barbara Bowl
Big ticket entertainment is center stage at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Concert goers have seen past concerts that hit high notes with the likes of Janet Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Alison Krauss, Bob Dylan, Incubus and Katy Perry! Built in 1936 the bowl invites 4,000-plus music fans to the open-air venue to enjoy the best entertainment around.

Address: 1122 N Milpas St Santa Barbara, CA 93103 - MAP
Phone: (805) 962-7411
Web: www.sbbowl.com

Opera Santa Barbara
Oh, the plots, the music and the composers make for a perfect night of entertainment at Opera Santa Barbara. From the rarefied singing to the opulent staging, audience members are in for an astounding evening of high-quality performances and productions that have celebrated repertoires including the classics, contemporary operas and everything in between.

Address: 1330 State St Santa Barbara, California 93101 - MAP
Phone: (805) 898-3890
Web: www.operasb.com

Granada Theatre
Walking into this historic Granada Theatre takes you back to the opulence of 1920s. Attendees enjoy monthly concerts showcasing A-list entertainers and world-class comedians. Nestled in downtown Santa Barbara’s Cultural District, the entertainment venue’s location makes it easy to walk down the street afterward and enjoy dining at nearby restaurants like Opal Restaurant and The Marquee Lounge.

Address: 1216 State St Ste 803, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - MAP
Phone: (805) 962-1922
Web: www.granadasb.org

The Arlington Theatre
Anybody who’s anybody stops in at the Arlington Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara. The city’s largest movie theater and performing arts venue is also quarters for the renowned Santa Barbara Film Festival. Located in the popular State Street area, built in 1931, it features star entertainment and an interior that is astonishing.

Address: 1317 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2647 - MAP
Phone: (805) 963-4408
Web: www.thearlingtontheatre.com