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Santa Barbara Performing Arts

In Santa Barbara, the stages and venues that feature renowned performing artists are as much a part of the show as the performers. Catch a concert in a nearby park or botanical garden. Head to the beach for a family-friendly outdoor concert. Or take a step back in time to the some of the stages of original Hollywood elite at the  GranadaArlington and LoberoTheatres. 

 

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Thursday Dec 18, 2014


The Best Brothers

A bittersweet comedy about family, furry friends, and the unforeseen, unplanned moments in our lives -- The Best Brothers is sure to resonate with anyone who has had a spat with a sibling, felt an inseparable bond with a pet, or argued over the undeniable importance of chocolate cake.

Friday Dec 19, 2014


Santa Barbara Comedy Hideaway
  • December 19, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 7:30 & 10PM
  • Location: Comedy Hideaway Showroom above Apero Bar & Tapas
  • Address: 532 State St (2nd floor), Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-364-2999

Comedy Hideaway, Santa Barbara's most celebrated weekly comedy show, is now downtown. Every week, Hideaway brings professional headliners from national TV to Santa Barbara. Use the code SBCA for an exclusive discount when pre-ordering tickets at www.SBcomedy.com

The Best Brothers

A bittersweet comedy about family, furry friends, and the unforeseen, unplanned moments in our lives -- The Best Brothers is sure to resonate with anyone who has had a spat with a sibling, felt an inseparable bond with a pet, or argued over the undeniable importance of chocolate cake.

Saturday Dec 20, 2014


Granada Theatre Presents: The Nutcraker
  • December 20, 2014 - December 21, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Sat 2PM & 7:30PM; Sun 2PM
  • Address: 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-899-2222
  • Venue: Granada Theatre

This holiday family favorite is based on the classic story by E.T.A. Hoffman, and set to the unforgettable music of Tchaikovsk.  The ballet tells the story of young Clara, who receives a beautiful toy Nutcracker on Christmas Eve.

La Pastorela (A Sheperd's Play)
  • December 20, 2014 - December 21, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 12/20 @ 7PM, 12/21 @ 2 & 7PM
  • Location: Presidio Chapel
  • Address: 123 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-965-0093
  • Venue: El Presidio de Santa Barbara

La Pastorela is a historic Santa Barbara Christmas tradition. Dramatizing the epic battle between good and evil, the play invokes elements of spectacle, comedy and fantasy. This version was transcribed in the mid-nineteenth century by Pablo de la Guerra and will be conducted in Spanish.

Santa Barbara Comedy Hideaway
  • December 20, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 7:30 & 10PM
  • Location: Comedy Hideaway Showroom above Apero Bar & Tapas
  • Address: 532 State St (2nd floor), Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-364-2999

Comedy Hideaway, Santa Barbara's most celebrated weekly comedy show, is now downtown. Every week, Hideaway brings professional headliners from national TV to Santa Barbara. Use the code SBCA for an exclusive discount when pre-ordering tickets at www.SBcomedy.com

The Best Brothers

A bittersweet comedy about family, furry friends, and the unforeseen, unplanned moments in our lives -- The Best Brothers is sure to resonate with anyone who has had a spat with a sibling, felt an inseparable bond with a pet, or argued over the undeniable importance of chocolate cake.

West Coast Ballet: A Gem of a Nutcracker
  • December 20, 2014
  • Times: Sat 7:30PM; Sun 2:30PM
  • Address: 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-0408
  • Venue: Center Stage Theater

This ballet troupe will present its production of Tchaikovsky's classic holiday ballet of E.T.A. Hoffmann's eternal Christmas story complete with falling snow, dancing sweets, magical dolls, waltzing flowers, and more

Santa Barbara Revels Presents: The Christmas Revels: An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice
  • December 20, 2014 - December 21, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday December 20 @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm; Sunday Descember 21 @ 2:30pm
  • Address: 33 East Canon Perdidio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-0761
  • Venue: Lobero Theatre

For our 7th annual production, we invite you to join our group of intrepid Irish emigrants on a voyage between the Old World and New World. This imaginative, entertaining theatrical production is a favorite Santa Barbara Tradition for all ages! Join us and be joyous!

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