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Address: 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: 805-963-0761
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Lobero is California's oldest, continuously operating theatre...

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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Wonderful Theater for all Types of Entertainment

We have been to the Lobero on a few occasions. The most recent was last week-end for the Santa Barbara Comedy Festival. The theater is beautiful. The seats are comfortable and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Santa Barbara, California

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Santa Barbara, California
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We have been to the Lobero on a few occasions. The most recent was last week-end for the Santa Barbara Comedy Festival. The theater is beautiful. The seats are comfortable and there isn't a bad seat in the house. We paid for VIP which sat us in row 4 but really shouldn't have wasted the $ since it is such... More 

Thank Jalama
Atascadero, California
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529 reviews
204 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

What a beautiful facility and what a central location. The history of the theater goes back to the Late 1800's I am speaking to the theatre itself. The performers and performances speak for themselves, as the quality is top notch. The Theatre hs been updated and rebuilt to its current pinnacle. The parts of the theatre designed by the famous... More 

Thank CharleySays
Santa Barbara, California
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are traveling to Santa Barbara and want to spend an evening listening to music, try tickets to events at the Lobero Theater. The Lobero offers concerts just about year round (although the Summer months are the most active.) The Lobero recently underwent an extensive renovation and is a genuinely pleasant facility for enjoying an evening out.

Thank Penn69
Santa Barbara, California
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44 reviews
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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.

Thank Lisa M
Solvang, California
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 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.

Thank Elizabeth A
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1,698 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

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

Thank CarmichaelVentura
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
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

Thank SB_Bob996
Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

Thank Ann U
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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

Thank Thomas Z
Malibu, California
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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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