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Address: 1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2608
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+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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A Classic

I've been here twice on our stopovers and I love this theater. Its grand scope and vintage detailing is beautifully preserved. The lounge and bathroom area is gorgeous in that old... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Tina V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been here twice on our stopovers and I love this theater. Its grand scope and vintage detailing is beautifully preserved. The lounge and bathroom area is gorgeous in that old style. The theater itself is huge and made me a little nervous about where to sit but there is such a wide range to choose from that it's really... More 

Thank Tina V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Granada on a regular basis shows movies. Like the Arlington across the street the Granada is home to plays, concerts etc. On this night we came for the Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas show which was as great as ever. Easy parking and plenty of eats around you can grab before or after any event. They serve drinks inside too,

Thank Jedimasterkush
Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This theater is amazingly beautiful!! You should book a show here just to experience it!! Wonderfully welcoming employees and ushers greeted us upon our entrance. We had seats upstairs which were very comfortable. Our seats were front row so we had a small "deck" in front of us to put purse, drink, whatever on. Felt like we had stepped back... More 

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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 2 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 

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Carlsbad, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 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 26 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 

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 19 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

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