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Put on your best duds and catch a show at the Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara's most splendid and impressive performing arts venue. Originally built in 1924, the theater underwent a dramatic... Read More
Put on your best duds and catch a show at the Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara's most splendid and impressive performing arts venue. Originally built in 1924, the theater underwent a dramatic restoration about a decade ago and, boy, is it gorgeous! A vibrant mural decorates the proscenium arch, seats have been refreshed with improved sightlines, and the original chandelier sparkles once again in its place of honor. Nationally recognized ballet troupes perform here regularly, as well as famous comedians, legendary musicians and inspiring lecturers. Visit their website for a list of upcoming shows and holiday events. Located near many of Santa Barbara's best restaurants and cocktail bars, so plan on dinner and a show!
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The interior of this theater is designed to look like a town square at night, complete with faux Spanish villas and twinkling stars.
- Best for Holiday Attractions Because: This holiday family favorite performed by the State Street Ballet is set to the music of Tchaikovsy and staged against opulent sets.