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Address: 1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2608
Phone Number: +1 805-899-2222
10:00 - 17:30
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Home of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, The Granada in...

Home of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, The Granada in beautiful Downtown Santa Barbara is a year-round entertainment venue featuring local and international acts on tour, including Classical and Pop concerts, Broadway musicals, Theatre, Dance and more. Built in 1924, the historic Granada underwent a $60 million restoration before reopening in March, 2008. Available for private tours. Call for information.

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What a grand theater

What a throw back to an era where theaters were grand. Everything was majestic and regal inside. The staircases, the chandeliers the box seats, the huge stage, the crown moldings... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

What a throw back to an era where theaters were grand. Everything was majestic and regal inside. The staircases, the chandeliers the box seats, the huge stage, the crown moldings - just every single detail oozed of the golden era of Hollywood. The seats were comfortable and had leg room. The staff was so friendly and attentive.

Thank CaitlynsMom
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Most people will tell you that they remodeled this place and it is clean sight lines and is easy on the eyes. The sound system is good, not great, so if you have a trained ear you might want to make sure you get a seat in a sweet spot. For most people the sound will be fine. When they... More 

1 Thank G7306EFdavid
Carlsbad, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a great venue for concerts. The view from our seats on the ground level were great. The sound was wonderful and we had a wonderful time. We were able to walk to this venue from our hotel (La Quinta, just down the street). I would definitely recommend seeing a concert here!!

Thank Robonski
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

The ambiance is great but not the surround system.. went for a classical concert.. maybe they want to keep the authenticity or they are overconfident with how the sound travel across the room... i can hardly hear the violins or the piano...(The Perlman and Ax concert)... other than that the service staffs/ushers were amazing!!

Thank Andkayi
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Don't know how many times I've attended performances at the Granada, but every time I do, I'm impressed with how well designed this theater is. I've yet to find a seat that didn't offer an excellent view of the stage, the aisles are wide and navigable, and the acoustics are impeccable!. We recently went there to see a travelling production... More 

2 Thank DonaldYokum
Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

My wife had visited the Granada Theater many years ago and really wanted me to see it. It is very beautiful and very easy access to all seats. My wife has some mobility issues, but by using the elevator and taking her time she was easily able to get to row W (the top row of the balcony. Even way... More 

Thank George H
Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

We went to see a musical which was not a great production but the venue was so great we had a wonderful evening. The renovation of this glorious theater is the best. They even made sure to have adequate bathroom facilities if you go upstairs.

Thank Charles G
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

A wonderful Sunday afternoon at the Granada listening to the Santa Barbara Symphony play Handel and Bartok and a wonderful new composition by Italian composer Cristian Carrara. The Granada Theater is beautiful and a wonderful venue.

Thank Bellauno
Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

My husband & I attend the New Year's Eve Pops. The theatre has been renovated & its beautiful. You can't go wrong with any seat in this theatre. The show this year was truly wonderful, with a Maestro who has been with the Granada for the last 10 years & a guest Opera singer, who also sang songs from the... More 

1 Thank KarenK366
Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Went and saw trombone shorty a few weeks ago. Every seat seemed to be good.l, acoustics too. Only downside for our event was no alcohol in seat area. Not sure if that is for every show. Either way , rocking small venue.

Thank mattadams30

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