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Lobero Theatre

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Opera Returns to Lobero

Santa Barbara Opera celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary by honoring co-founder Marilyn Gilbert and... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2019
Bellauno
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Ventura, California
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Absolutely love this Venue

I have been to the Lobero a few times. Last night, we went and listened to Gloria Allred and... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2019
bettihomemaker
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Oak View, California
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Originally founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924, the Lobero Theatre 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. The...more
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Santa Barbara Opera celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary by honoring co-founder Marilyn Gilbert and returning to the charmingly restored Lobero Theatre. The concert highlighted many of the past opera performers and performances with a variety of arias by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart and others. The Opera’s Orchestra...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bellauno
Reviewed January 18, 2019

I have been to the Lobero a few times. Last night, we went and listened to Gloria Allred and Hannah Beth Jackson. WOW! What a great event. Both women were so inspiring. I am now ready for the Women's March on Saturday. My first experience...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

I loved the artistry of this building, the ease of picking up our ticket. The only difficult thing is finding parking in Santa Barbara. Everything else was fantastic!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank S C
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We went to a Concert at the Lobero Theater. Beautiful grounds and a theater that has been kept up for over 100 years! The acoustics were the best! Seating comfortable, and theater has plenty of room to stand if wanted! A beautiful Concert venue located...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

The k.d. lang concert on March 6th was fabulous. The Lobero Theatre added to an already excellent show. The accoustics were extraordinary, and the theatre provided an intimate venue for k.d. lang and her band. Seats were well cushioned and comfortable, and arranged with excellent...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

There is no bad seat in the house. We were next to the sound board in the back row and the seats were perfectly good! Truly a Santa Barbara historic treasure and beautifully restored. The acoustics are wonderful in this intimate and very pretty theatre....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

One of the Music Academy of the West's concerts was held in this theater which boasts that it is the oldest theater on the west coast. Not sure that is true given my travels but no matter. The theatre is medium sized, beautifully appointed and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JohnK329
Reviewed June 4, 2017

A ballet recital brought us to this beautifully restored theatre. It was Sunday and there was free on-street parking nearby. Now that we are aware of the Lobero, we will check out what acts may be playing when are visiting Santa Barbara.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Krink68
Reviewed March 12, 2017

We had a mid-week date night here for a concert. There's valet parking lot right across the street, and a short walk to a restaurant/bar that clearly caters to the theatre crowd. The whole area around the theatre seems very safe and tourist friendly. The...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Alma M
Management response:Responded March 13, 2017

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. Happy to follow up with our house manager in regards to the air conditioning. Thanks so much for your review!

Reviewed January 23, 2017

First time here, hope to return someday. Very well preserved on level theatre and something else for the community of Santa Barbara to be proud of. Decent views from most seats within.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank northernk
Management response:Responded March 13, 2017

We hope to see you again too! Thanks again for taking the time to review.

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