Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara, CACenter Stage Theater
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SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

An intimate black box theater with weekly performances by a variety of artists and companies, located in Paseo Nuevo in the heart of the downtown Santa Barbara cultural district.

Calendar of Events

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Center Stage Theater is an intimate space, therefore LATE SEATING is limited or not allowed at all. The LATE SEATING POLICY will vary with each show. The theater staff strongly suggests allowing ample time to find parking, locate the theater, and pick up your tickets.


Poster showing dance troupe dressed in whiteJune 24 and 25

the dance network presents

Series 7

The Dance Network is proud to present its third annual studio showcase. Series 7 is back and we are once again going for broke in another high-energy and diverse show! We will be presenting pieces from our studio classes, the Dance Network's professional performance companies, and other dancers in our community. The evening will include hip hop, tap, jazz, contemporary, break dancing, and more from our dancers ranging in ages 2 to 80! Our talented choreographers this year are Kyleigh Carlson, Lauren Hovey, Karyn Laver, Deja Re, Daniel Rojo, Hector Sanchez, Bethany Sutherland, and Kyle Ybarra. Our dance family is looking forward to a fun night with all of you!

TIMES: Friday, June 24, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TIMES: Saturday, June 25, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $20 general, $13 children

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)

Adderly school logoJune 30

The Adderley School presents

Adderley June Workshop Performance

Students from the Adderley School for the Performing Arts present musical theater performances as a culmination of their recent workshop training.

TIMES: Thursday, June 30, at 6:00 P.M

TICKETS: $33 VIP, $23 general, $18 children

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)

Mulan logotype with cherryblossomsJuly 8

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents

Mulan II

Mulan is now the hero of China! The Emperor asks Mulan and Shang to escort his three daughters to be married to create a strong alliance against the Mongols. During the journey the princesses fall in love with the guards! The group is set upon by bandits. Everyone thinks Shang has perished. But of course there is a "happily ever after." Come see SBFB's young performers group stage this tale in a one-act ballet at the Center Stage Theater.

TIMES: Friday, July 8, at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)

Photo of dancer en pointeJuly 9

Goleta School of Ballet's Dance Camp presents

Coppelia and Selected Works

A comedy story in two acts which takes place in a peasant village and toymaker's workshop many years ago.

TIMES: Saturday, July 9, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $20 general and $15 children age 12 and under

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

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BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)

Poster showing a cancan dancerJuly 16 and 17

CENTER STAGE THEATER & SPEAKING OF STORIES presents

THE 28TH ANNUAL
SANTA BARBARA
FRENCH FESTIVAL

The Santa Barbara French Festival returns to Oak Park July 16 and 17 to celebrate Bastille Day and all the things that make the French cultural history so rich. Great food, wine, mimosas, crepes, delicious pastries, music, dance—and, of course, the infamous Poodles & Pals Parade! The Santa Barbara French Festival is an event not to be missed. It's a Dance Festival, a Music Festival, an Arts & Crafts Festival and, of course, a Food Festival! It is also a way to support Center Stage Theater and Speaking of Stories, two great Santa Barbara arts organizations. Each day the fun starts at 11:00 am when the entertainment kicks off on three different stages and continues non-stop until 7:00. The stages are filled with dance and music from more than 30 different acts including performances, audience participation opportunities and instruction. And every minute of entertainment is all free! Great entertainment is only part of what the French Festival has to offer—more than 70 booths will be offering everything from crepes and delicious French pastries to face painting and henna tattoos. You can grab a mimosa or a beer, as you peruse some beautiful paintings and photography. Enjoy a delicious crepe while shopping for your French Festival t-shirt and beret. Take a moment for a quick massage before you settle in for the next performance with a sinfully delicious croissant. All in the beautiful setting of Santa Barbara's Oak Park. Center Stage Theater and Speaking of Stories are pleased to present this great community event, which serves as a joint fundraiser for the two organizations. For complete details on the performers, food, crafts, shopping and activities visit FrenchFestival.com or "Like" us on Facebook so you get all the updates as the Festival approaches.

The 28th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival Saturday and Sunday July 16 and 17, 11:00 to 7:00 in Oak Park at 300 W. Alamar. Admission is Free and the Festival is a non-smoking event.

For more information visit FrenchFestival.com, frenchfestival@sbcoxmail.com or call 805-963-8198.

TIMES: Saturday, July 16, from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, July 17, from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Admission is free!

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)

image of an Underwood typewriterJuly 24

Kiddo and Patty Hearst

Written, directed and produced by Claudia H. McGarry

This is a professional reading theater presentation performed for the first time. Readers are from varied backgrounds with varied occupations.

The story Kiddo and Patty Hearst is about a girl, Marta, who is 17 during the summer of ’74. She lives with her alcoholic writer father who affectionately refers to her as “Kiddo.” The summer is one of mounting tension as Watergate happens, Nixon is readying to resign and in Southern California, Patty Hearst is hiding out with the SLA. Marta finds a strange connection to the young woman being held hostage as she herself struggles to grow up and find peace in the world.

Live Music: Beverly Van Wingerden, Kevin McGarry, Paul McGarry Christina Apostolopoulos, Ashley Jones, and Nick Rattray
Cast: Sheila Murphy as the Narrator, Ashley Jones as Marta, Peter Rojas as Don Saunders, Caitlin McCarthy as Dori Saunders, Chella Courington as the Hippie, Tawnie Fransen as Beth, Michele Peterson as Joan Collins, Nick Rattray as Steve, Ted Chiles as the Doctor, Homer Arrington as the policeman, Kathleen Russell Hardin as Carla, Victoria Charters as Robin, Caitlin McCarthy as Patty Hearst, Yogi, and/or Aubrey Gordon ase SLA member.
Voices by Journalist: Beverly Van Wingerden
Costuming: Lisa Dorney
Technical: Casey McGarry

TIMES: Sunday, July 24, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, July 24, at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)

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Box Office Information

The Center Stage Theater Box Office is open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5:00 P.M., and one hour before each performance. Tickets may also be purchased online at any time. See below for location and directions.

TICKETS

Purchase Tickets Online click here for a complete list of current programs

Purchase by Phone with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover: (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)

All ticket prices include a Center Stage Facility Fee which helps maintain the theater.
All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

Online sales subject to a $1.50 surcharge per ticket.
There are no additional charges to purchase tickets over the phone.

Unless otherwise noted, all seating is general admission.

NOTE: If online sales are closed, tickets may still be available by phoning the box office at (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD).

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the intimacy of Center Stage Theater, latecomers may be seated at appropriate intervals only. Some performances may not allow late seating. Please arrive 20-30 minutes early if you must purchase a ticket at the door.

logo LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

Center Stage Theater is located in Paseo Nuevo Center, upstairs at the intersection of Chapala and De la Guerra Streets, Santa Barbara, California. Click here for map.

Take Highway 101 to Carrillo Street, exit and turn toward the mountains (northbound turns right, southbound turns left). Proceed to Chapala Street (fourth light) and turn right. Proceed 1-1/2 blocks and turn left into either of two entrances to Paseo Nuevo. Park near the elevator, or proceed to roof-level parking.

This Project is funded in part by the Organizational Development Grant Program using Funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.