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Lobero Theatre

33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-0761
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Ranked #19 of 58 Attractions in Santa Barbara
Owner description: The Lobero is California's oldest, continuously operating theatre. Originally founded in 1873 and...
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Lobero is California's oldest, continuously operating theatre. Originally founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924, it is recognized as one of Santa Barbara's architectural jewels and a State and City landmark.It is the home stage to most of the major performing arts groups in Santa Barbara including Opera Santa Barbara, State Street Ballet, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Speaking of Stories, Sings Like Hell, CAMA’s Masterseries, Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, Flamenco Arts Festival, Santa Barbara Theatre, Music Academy of the West, and many others.In addition to operating the venue for the community's use, the Lobero Theatre Foundation presents 20 Lobero LIVE performances each season to enhance the performing arts environment in Santa Barbara. The Lobero Live series brings touring artists that enrich the cultural offerings available, focusing on genres which are most suitable for the hall’s intimacy and acoustics, including jazz, blues, bluegrass and folk. The Lobero Theatre has recently been named one of the best jazz venues in the world by leading jazz magazine, DownBeat.

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Santa Barbara, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Gorgeous historic music theater - sound is great, the ambiance luxurious and Spanish.... love it for our Jazz Concerts, dance performances and the like.

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Solvang, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A smaller venue, where every seat is good. Wonderful for smaller scale performances when you want to feel a part of the production.

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California
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1,593 reviews 1,593 reviews
1,035 attraction reviews
418 helpful votes 418 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a very pretty theatre. Good acoustics. My life being what it is, attended a political event here. Oh well...

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Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

So intimate! I have been all over the world and this is one of the more intimate settings. The theater is beautiful, a lot of charm and still very tasteful. It has been restored but not too much as they often are! It is a must go to for a show

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Historic 600 seat theater, remodeled this summer. Nothing like it anywhere I have seen. All types of events. #1 SB spot to experience an event like it is being held in your own home

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Santa Clarita, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful place. Just the right size, comfortable, good sound. If they build it they will come. But you need to let people know what is playing. We just happen to come a cross a small blurb on the musicians web site.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Tuesday CAMA concerts are amazing, they have had Lang-Lang and many other stellar classical performers. I have seen several Beethoven piano concertos performed there. Really good acoustics and caring people

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Malibu, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Long ago I saw Donavan here. That is the kind of show you want to see. Legends and all intimate seating. A wonderful theater.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It was great to see a show in this location, but even better that it is, apparently, one of the oldest continuously operating theatres in California. The theatre is beautiful and right in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, so very convenient.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

When in Santa Barbara, look for events in this wonderful venue. It has 900 seats so performances are intimate and a bit pricey. This is a wonderful historic venue with great acoustics and just right for all occasions.

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