The Lobero is California’s oldest, continuously operating theatre. Originally founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924, it is recognized as one of Santa Barbara’s architectural jewels and a State and City landmark.
Located in the heart of the downtown historic district, the theatre itself is an intimate and beautiful setting, serving as the home stage for the major local performing arts organizations and dance schools, and acting as a meeting space for corporate, nonprofit, and social groups.

From youth to adults, from jazz lovers to ballet enthusiasts, the Lobero’s wide variety of programming attracts audiences from every cultural background and all walks of life.
Spanish Guitar Entertainment presents Benise - Spanish Nights
Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM
$33.50 - $97.50
The Emmy award winning show returns with a new production Spanish Nights – Featuring the passion and grace of Flamenco combined with fiery Spanish guitar. Backed by a stage full of musicians and elaborately choreographed dancers, Benise takes the audience on a musical journey through Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Parisian Waltz, exotic drumming, and more!
EARL MINNIS PRESENTS and Lobero LIVE present An Evening with The Wallflowers
Friday, October 7, 2022 at 8 PM
$57 - $106
The Wallflowers have held their ground as one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands – continually honing a sound that meshes timeless songwriting and storytelling with a hard-hitting and decidedly modern musical attack. Exit Wounds, the group’s latest studio offering, finds the GRAMMYâ Award winning band’s signature sound intact, even as Jakob Dylan surrounds himself with a fresh cast of musicians.
Nebula Dance Lab presents Humanity
Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 8 PM
$26 - $56
Inspired by the short story "The Child's Story" by Charles Dickens, Humanity is an exploration of living one's truth, being present, and celebrating our differences. Choreography by Chloe Roberts, under the direction of Devyn Duex, with special guest performances.
Lobero LIVE presents Lobero Theatre Chamber Music Project
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 7:30 PM
$20 - $106
After an almost 3-year hiatus, Santa Barbara’s renowned music director/conductor/violist Heiichiro Ohyama returns to the Lobero for a stellar evening of music by an artfully curated chamber ensemble. This long-anticipated homecoming concert features local legend Maestro Ohyama and three handpicked classical music luminaries – Benjamin Beilman (violin), Lucille Chung (piano), and Edward Arron (cello) – performing selected works by Dvoƙák and Fauré.
AEG presents Vir Das Thursday
October 20, 2022 at 7 PM
Vir has become a global comedy sensation as a stand-up comedian and actor. He’s gained worldwide appeal with his five specials on Netflix in the last six years, one of them For India having been nominated for an Emmy Award, and his starring roles in over a dozen films, most recently in the Judd Apatow film The Bubble on Netflix. He’s been hailed by Variety magazine as a “Top 10 Comic To Watch” and honored by The Kennedy Center as one of their inaugural “Next 50” leaders who are lighting the way forward through art and action.
Community Arts Music Association (CAMA) presents Juilliard String Quartet
Monday, October 24, 2022 at 7:30 PM
$45 - $55
Celebrating its 75th Anniversary and hailed by the Boston Globe as “the most important American quartet in history,” the ensemble draws on a deep and vital engagement to the classics, while embracing the mission of championing new works.
Lobero LIVE presents Andrew Duhon and Haley Johnsen
Friday, October 28, 2022 at 7:30 PM
$41 - $81
New Orleans native Andrew Duhon is a singer/songwriter with an undeniable voice, both weighted and soulful. He has toured solo for much of his career, and that troubadour element is certainly present – an usher of modern-day folklore. Opening the show is Haley Johnsen, a Portland, Oregon-born musician recognized for her soaring vocals, introspective lyricism, and cross-pollinated style of indie-pop and bluesy folk-rock.

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