Music & Theater
in Santa Barbara, CA (showing 1 - 6 out of 6)

If you’re looking for a fun alternative to the same old movie theater outing – whether with friends or family – take a look at our music & theater options. This area is full of exciting things to do, including theatrical productions and musicals.

Check out our venues below and add some magic to your days. Each listing includes a more detailed description of the venue and the events they host, as well as their name, address, phone number, website, and driving directions.

Arlington Theatre

1317 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101   Directions

(805) 963-4408


Anybody who’s anybody stops in at the Arlington Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara. The city’s largest movie theater and performing arts venue is also quarters for the renowned Santa Barbara Film Festival. Located in the popular State Street area, built in 1931, it features star entertainment and an interior that is astonishing.

Ensemble Theatre Company

33 W Victoria St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101   Directions

(805) 965-5400


See fairy tales come to life at the Ensemble’s Story Book Theatre. Children enjoy seeing their favorite childhood stories such as The Tortoise and the Hare, The Lion and the Mouse and many others come alive on stage through music, puppets, and magical costumes and masks.

Granada Theatre

1216 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101   Directions

(805) 899-2222


Walking into this historic Granada Theatre takes you back to the opulence of 1920s. Attendees enjoy monthly concerts showcasing A-list entertainers and world-class comedians. Nestled in downtown Santa Barbara’s Cultural District, the entertainment venue’s location makes it easy to walk down the street afterward and enjoy dining at nearby restaurants like Opal Restaurant and The Marquee Lounge.

Opera Santa Barbara

1330 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101   Directions

(805) 898-3890


Oh, the plots, the music and the composers make for a perfect night of entertainment at Opera Santa Barbara. From the rarefied singing to the opulent staging, audience members are in for an astounding evening of high-quality performances and productions that have celebrated repertoires including the classics, contemporary operas and everything in between.

Santa Barbara Bowl

1122 N Milpas St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103   Directions

(805) 962-7411


Big ticket entertainment is center stage at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Concert goers have seen past concerts that hit high notes with the likes of Janet Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Alison Krauss, Bob Dylan, Incubus and Katy Perry! Built in 1936 the bowl invites 4,000-plus music fans to the open-air venue to enjoy the best entertainment around.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101   Directions

(805) 963-4364


Canvass the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, recognized as one of the top 10 regional art museums in the nation. Situated in downtown Santa Barbara, art enthusiasts enjoy sauntering alongside nationally recognized collections of American, Asian, Impressionism and 20th-century art. The museum also houses the Constance and George Fearing Library.

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