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Lobero Theatre

33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2246
+1 805-963-0761
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First Visit

A ballet recital brought us to this beautifully restored theatre. It was Sunday and there was free... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Waterloo, Iowa
Lovely Old Theatre

We had a mid-week date night here for a concert. There's valet parking lot right across the street... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Alma M
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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 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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“acoustics” (6 reviews)
“acts” (3 reviews)
“ballet” (2 reviews)
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33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2246
+1 805-963-0761
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Reviewed 5 June 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.

Thank Krink68
Reviewed 13 March 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

Thank Alma M
Management response:Responded 14 March 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 23 January 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.

1  Thank northernk
Management response:Responded 14 March 2017

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

Reviewed 21 April 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...More

Thank CWS55
Management response:Responded 14 March 2017

So glad to hear that you enjoyed the concert! We hope you can come back and see us again soon, Arlo Guthrie will be back to perform again next month. (4/11/17)

Reviewed 14 April 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.

Thank Nina V
Management response:Responded 14 March 2017

We're thrilled you chose to spend your visit with us. Thanks for taking the time to review --

Reviewed 28 January 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!

Thank skip2go
Reviewed 15 October 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...More

Thank Jalama
Reviewed 14 September 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...More

Thank CharleySays
Reviewed 21 July 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...More

Thank Penn69
Reviewed 12 November 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
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