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The Granada Theatre

1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2608
+1 805-899-2222
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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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1214 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2608
+1 805-899-2222
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Gorgeous interior....You may think you are at the Alhambra! Thankfully we arrived early so we could take it all in. We were in the balcony which not only gives one a bird's eye view of the theater, but is wonderful for viewing the stage...great seats...More

Thank Offthebeatenpath011
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The Granada Theatre is the most prominent landmark in Santa Barbara.The Granada Theatre first opened on April 9, 1924. it has been one of Santa Barbaras most prominent landmarks and cultural icons for more than 90 years. look up during the anniversary week, April 8-15...More

Thank Burt Y
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...More

Thank Anita V
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...More

Thank Jedimasterkush
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...More

Thank Jalama
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...More

Thank CaitlynsMom
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...More

1  Thank G7306EFdavid
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)....More

Thank Robonski
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...More

Thank Andkayi
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...More

2  Thank DonaldYokum
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