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

We went to see Arlo Guthrie's, 50 Anniversary tour. Our first time in the theater and we were amazed. All seating is good and the seats were very comfortable. Good air... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2016
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Ventura, CA
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Ventura, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We went to see Arlo Guthrie's, 50 Anniversary tour. Our first time in the theater and we were amazed. All seating is good and the seats were very comfortable. Good air, beautiful ceilings and art work. Excellent acoustics. Parking in an attached garage with elevator made for easy entry. There are many excellent restaurants surrounding the theater for dinner or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Visiting the town for two days, we were lucky to have a chance to get a show in this historical venue. Interior decorating is impressive and well maintained.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

One of the oldest concert halls in town, but without a doubt the best sound. I believe more artists request this theater than almost anyplace else in California. Not a bad seat in the house!

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Santa Barbara, California
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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 

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Atascadero, California
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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 

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Santa Barbara, California
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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.

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Thank Penn69
Santa Barbara, California
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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.

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Solvang, California
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

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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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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