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Address: 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: 805-899-2222
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Home of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, The Granada in...

Home of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, The Granada in beautiful Downtown Santa Barbara is a year-round entertainment venue featuring local and international acts on tour, including Classical and Pop concerts, Broadway musicals, Theatre, Dance and more. Built in 1924, the historic Granada underwent a $60 million restoration before reopening in March, 2008. Available for private tours. Call for information.

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Beautiful plaace for Beach Boys concert on my wife's birthday

My wife had visited the Granada Theater many years ago and really wanted me to see it. It is very beautiful and very easy access to all seats. My wife has some mobility issues... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
George H
Santa Maria, California
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Santa Maria, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife had visited the Granada Theater many years ago and really wanted me to see it. It is very beautiful and very easy access to all seats. My wife has some mobility issues, but by using the elevator and taking her time she was easily able to get to row W (the top row of the balcony. Even way... More 

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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see a musical which was not a great production but the venue was so great we had a wonderful evening. The renovation of this glorious theater is the best. They even made sure to have adequate bathroom facilities if you go upstairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful Sunday afternoon at the Granada listening to the Santa Barbara Symphony play Handel and Bartok and a wonderful new composition by Italian composer Cristian Carrara. The Granada Theater is beautiful and a wonderful venue.

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Moorpark, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I attend the New Year's Eve Pops. The theatre has been renovated & its beautiful. You can't go wrong with any seat in this theatre. The show this year was truly wonderful, with a Maestro who has been with the Granada for the last 10 years & a guest Opera singer, who also sang songs from the... More 

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Went and saw trombone shorty a few weeks ago. Every seat seemed to be good.l, acoustics too. Only downside for our event was no alcohol in seat area. Not sure if that is for every show. Either way , rocking small venue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I have not been inside. but while strolling on the state street. this piece of structure stole the attention. It looks grand and nice

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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Theater: Gorgeous lighting outside the theater!! It is located in downtown Santa Barbara on State Street. What a historic site!! Very well maintained theater. Lots of staffs on duty. It is not a huge theater, every seat is a good seat. 2 floors theater with a few balcony box seats. There is a small bar on the first floor.... More 

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Lompoc, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I attend numerous productions each year at this fabulous theater in Santa Barbara. One of my yearly traditions is to attend the State Street Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker Suite" in December with friends. The renovation of the Granada brought it from disrepair back into being the stunning architectural beauty that it is. I always look forward to returning to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I attended a private function at this theater and it was great! It is an old theater, with beautiful architecture. It's a classic setting- perfect for opera performances. Great experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Granada Theatre is a 900 seat theater with quite good sight lines. For opera lovers, be aware that there is only one translation board, so sitting in the first 7-10 rows requires that you glance up to read the translations and, I suspect, some of the side seats would present difficult angles. We sat in the third row and... More 

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