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.


photo of ballerinasJuly 10

Goleta School of Ballet presents

Cinderella &
Special Selections

This performance concludes Goleta School of Ballet's Dance Camp! The program is a special performance of Cinderella as well as musical theater pieces the students have been working on during their three-week summer camp.

TIMES: Friday, July 10, at 7:00 P.M. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

TICKETS: $18 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 seated 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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silhouette of mermaid in rainbow colors seated on a rockJuly 11

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents

The Little Mermaid

Artistic Director: Sean Lynn Crawford

 

A Ballet for All Ages

TIMES: Saturday, July 11, at 2:00 P.M.

TIMES: Saturday, July 11, at 4:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $ 18.00 students and seniors, $12.00 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 seated 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)

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE  Click for a complete listing

photo of ballerinasJuly 18 and 19

Center Stage Theater & Speaking of Stories present

The 27 annual
Santa Barbara
French Festival

The Santa Barbara French Festival returns to Oak Park July 18 and 19 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. We are proud to welcome back our sponsors Santa Barbara Travel, South Pacific Hotel Management, Kronenbourg 1664, Perrier, French Bulldog Rescue and HiddenProvence.com. 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 27th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival Saturday and Sunday July 18 and 19, 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 and Sunday, July 18 and 19, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

TICKETS: Admission is Free!

 

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

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photo of ballerinasAugust 15

Center Stage Theater presents

Center Stage theater
25th anniversary celebration

Join us for a gala celebration of Center Stage Theater’s first 25 years!

Please join us on August 15th for a party worthy of our 25 years—delectable treats and cocktails followed by a special performance showcasing the diversity and talent that fills Center Stage each year: Alma de Mexico, Santa Barbara Silver Follies, Proboscis Theater Company, and more.  Our goal is to raise $25,000 for capital improvements to make the theater even better for the next 25.

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For more information visit CenterStageTheater.org, cstheater@sbcoxmail.com or call 805-963-8198.

TIMES: Saturday, August 15, reception at 7:00 P.M., performance at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $50 general

SPONSORSHIPS: $250 (with 2 tickets), $500 (with 4 tickets), $1,000 (with 10 tickets)

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 seated 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)

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE  Click for a complete listing

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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

Purchase by Phone with Visa or Mastercard: (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.