Contact Us

Address

33 East Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Box Office

805.963.0761

Foundation Office

805.966.4946

Send Us a Message

For general inquiries please call the Box Office at 805.963.0761.

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Ticket & Seating Info

Box office info including seating chart and frequently asked questions available here.

Press

High-resolution photos and current press releases are available here 24/7.

FAQ

How do I buy tickets?

Orders may be placed in the following ways:

ONLINE:
Tickets purchased online are subject to a web order fee of $3.00 per ticket.

IN PERSON:
Tickets may be purchased at the box office Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays 12 to 5 pm. In addition, the box office is open two hours prior to any performance. The Lobero Box Office is located at 33 East Canon Perdido St.

PHONE:
To order Lobero Theatre tickets by phone, please call the box office Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays 12 to 5 pm at 805.963.0761 or 1.888.4LOBERO (1.888.456.2376). There will be $3.00 per ticket convenience charge applied in addition to ticket prices and facility fee.

What is playing at the Lobero?

Check out What’s On. You can sort by date, genre, series, or artist to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Where is the Lobero?

The Lobero Theatre is located in lovely downtown Santa Barbara. Part of the Historic Theatre District, you’ll find yourself surrounded by restaurants, shops, galleries and more. Plan your visit soon.

Where can I park?

Parking is available in City Lot #9, which is a right turn off Anacapa, between Carrillo and Canon Perdido streets. 

What is the Lobero’s history?

The Lobero is California’s oldest, continuously operating theatre. Originally founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924, it is recognized as one of Santa Barbara’s architectural jewels and a State and City landmark. Read more about the Lobero’s vibrant history.

How do I volunteer?

To find out more about ushering and other volunteer opportunities, please contact House Manager Daniel Ramirez.

How can I make a donation?

There are many ways to give, and many ways to direct your gift.

  • Text Lobero to 41444 to Make a Gift from your phone
  • Make an online gift here to support many of our worthy programs
  • or reach out to Director of Development, Brandon Mowery with any questions

How do I rent the theatre?

Whether your a seasoned presenter or looking to wow your clients with an unforgettable corporate event, the Lobero Theatre Foundations is here to help you. See our spaces, and requset the Rental Guide to learn more about our facilities. 

What are the Lobero’s youth programs?

From residency programs and performance subsidies, to complimentary tickets, there are several ways to help our community through our Youth programs

How can I get on the e-newsletter list?

Sign up for regular updates and presale announcements here, or reach out to the Lobero Box Office for assistance at 805.963.0761 

How do I contact a staff member?

Our staff and leadership are available via email
You can always dial the box office at 805.963.0761 if you’re not sure who to reach out to, and they can direct your call.

Work With Us

Organization

Established in 1938, the Lobero Theatre Foundation has a stewardship role to maintain and operate the historic Lobero Theatre as a performing arts center and cultural asset to the Santa Barbara community, and to present the highest quality productions in music, dance and theatre. The organization has a $2.5 million operating budget, of which $1.2 million is expected to be raised through contributions.

The Lobero serves the needs of our 50,000 annual audience members as well as the artists who use the theatre. The Lobero stage hosts more than 20 local performing arts producers, schools, and presenters, including the Flamenco Arts Festival, CAMA,Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre, Santa Barbara Choral Society, State Street Ballet, New Noise Music Festival, and more.

In addition to operating the venue for the community’s use, the Lobero presents between 25 or more performances annually through our Lobero LIVE series in order to enhance the performing arts offerings available to local audiences. We also provide a diverse array of performing arts education opportunities to local youth.

Community

Sometimes called “The American Riviera,” Santa Barbara has an environment of natural beauty, a fascinating history and a rich community of venues, artists and arts and culture organizations. Santa Barbara has twice the number of non-profits per capita as the average for California, second only to Marin County. This results in a wealth of volunteerism and philanthropy, but also tremendous rivalry for fundraising and ticketing revenue. Despite this perceived competition, Santa Barbara’s arts and culture community is marked by a great deal of collaboration and partnership.

Beyond the arts and culture sector, Santa Barbara is home to two universities, two colleges, and a number of other higher learning institutions. It has a state-of-the hospital and dozens of social service agencies. The temperate climate and quality educational facilities have attracted a number of tech-industry corporations, and tourism is a major driving factor of the local economy.

Compensation and Benefits

Lobero Theatre Foundation offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and a comprehensive suite of benefits, including paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and flexible spending account, all of which are 100% employer-covered. The company also offers a 403(b) program with employer matched contributions.

Current Openings:

 


BOX OFFICE ASSOCIATE

The Lobero Theatre, a non-profit organization, is looking for a part-time Box Office Associate. You will need to be able to work quickly and efficiently under pressure, while remaining friendly and helpful. You will also need to be flexible regarding working hours, and able to help out at short notice when possible. Previous experience with computers and working in a customer-service role would be an advantage.

This is an ideal job for someone who loves the arts, enjoys interaction with people and feels comfortable working on a computerized ticketing system. Attention to detail and the ability to follow directions is very important, as is legible printing. Bi-lingual in English/Spanish is a plus.

Schedule will change every 2 weeks. Shifts may be from 1 to 8 hours long; the number of hours will vary from 5 up to 21 per week. These will vary according to the theatre schedule and staffing needs, but will include weekdays, evenings, weekends and holidays. Must be available to work at least 2 Saturdays per month and occasional Sundays.

Compensation is $13//hour for three months. After satisfactory completion of introductory period, pay will increase to $14/hour. Please submit resume and cover letter by email only to evalenzuela@lobero.org  No phone calls. In your cover letter, please indicate why you are interested in this position, and your availability to work. If you have already applied for this position, we have your information on file, and there is no need to reapply.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Sell tickets and provide information to patrons, both over the phone and in person
  • Use PC and MAC computers with a variety of software, including Tessitura & MS Office Suite
  • Operate basic office machinery, including phone system, copiers & printers
  • Use the internet to gather information and assist with promotion of shows and other theatre needs
  • Assist with rotation of kiosk posters and setup/takedown of poster & easel display (lifting approx 20 lbs and lifting posters overhead)
  • Miscellaneous other office tasks, as needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Cash Handling experience
  • Customer Service experience
  • Computer Software skills
  • Internet Research skills

Benefits

  • Salary: $13.00 to $14.00 /hour
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Room for growth