We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone Number: +1 707-546-3600
Website
Today
12:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 18:00
Description:

Founded in 1981, the non-profit Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is the...

Founded in 1981, the non-profit Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is the North Bay’s premier Arts Center presenting world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual arts, and many popular community events. Together with its resident companies, the Center is ranked among world’s top 100 performing arts presenters hosting performances in music, theater, dance, comedy, family programming and renowned speaker events; and serving more than 30,000 children and adults annually through its nationally-recognized education programs. Located in the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country, the Arts Center is owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, and relies on the generosity of members, donors, and sponsors to achieve its mission to enrich, educate, and entertain the North Bay community.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 125 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Great auditorium

My husband and I have been to a lot of concerts here. The seating is straight forward, with a good rise as you get nearer the back. There is no standing (dancing) during the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
MelHarris67
,
Santa Rosa, California
Add Photo Write a Review

125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 124: English reviews
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Biggest problem is that they let people in after the performance has begun - a major disruption! If the people needed to catch a train, they'd be there on time! The Green Center at Sonoma State University and other major venues in the area won't let people in the performances after they have begun. They wait until an intermission. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Warren B
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My husband and I have been to a lot of concerts here. The seating is straight forward, with a good rise as you get nearer the back. There is no standing (dancing) during the concert...which troubles some. Acoustics are good, parking sufficient. All in all a good venue.

Helpful?
Thank MelHarris67
Sebastopol, California
Level Contributor
63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have been going here for a couple of years and have enjoyed the shows we have seen. It doesn't help mentioning them because what appeals for one may not appeal to another. The Center offers a wide spectrum of theater, comedy, music; a school; and a venue for exhibits. With some renovations coming down the line we are very... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank FilM
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

love this place. Much better than the multimillion dollar Green Center.. softer, more intimate, and the seating is multimillion times better.

Helpful?
1 Thank jmarkar
Gardnerville, Nevada
Level Contributor
151 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I've been coming to WF - Luther Burbank Center for over 10 years. A lovely music venue - great sight lines and wonderful acoustics. However... I just experienced the worst concert in my over 40 years of concert going. Somehow the soundman (either from LBC or provided by the headliner, Jeff Beck) managed to thwart the great natural acoustics of... More 

Helpful?
Thank psandberg
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Locals put up with the uncomfortable seats, terrible acoustics and general discomforts of this one-time church for years before the Santa Rosa Symphony moved to the glorious Green Center. It might be fine for heavily amplified rock or pop music, but for anything more subtle, it is very poor.

Helpful?
Thank Thurston S
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

As you visit the wine country.. check the large off road sign to see upcoming and present events.. 1st class and worth having a fine evening meal and THEN attending an event... What a way to relax after a day of wine-tasting.... Highly recommended.......

Helpful?
Thank Richard H
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I could go to an event at WFC every week but I just don't find them that interesting anymore. How many times can we see Chicago or Jackson Browne's acoustic show for pete's sake??!! And Joan Jett??? Oh yeah she had that ONE hit!! It's time to shuffle the deck and bring in some different shows. Please!!!

Helpful?
Thank Mike O
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

How lucky we are to have such great talent perform right in our back yard and at very reasonable prices. Comfortable, small feeling theatre with before hand and mid show drinks. Very fun!

Helpful?
Thank Carole H
Moraga, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, also called Luther Burbank Center is a great venue for concerts. It is not very big so all the seats are good and there is plenty of parking.

Helpful?
Thank aspa102015

Travellers who viewed Luther Burbank Center for the Arts also viewed

Santa Rosa, Sonoma County
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County
 

Been to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Luther Burbank Center for the Arts staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?