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Being Santa Barbara’s cultural heart doesn’t happen by accident. The Lobero Theatre Foundation staff are hard at work every day making sure this  theater remains the vibrant community resource we all know and love. Take a peek backstage, and see what’s happening.

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Today is our 148th birthday! Thanks to SBCC's Jim Mooy for the #LoberoGiveDay big band birthday message. Donate today! Where the music brings us together. Text LOBERO to 41444 or Thank you.

Special thanks to Hale & Anne Milgrim and their support of our 148th birthday. Check out Grogru and Hale's #LoberoGiveDay message and text LOBERO to 41444 or today. Grateful for your support, we are. And for more on Hale, visit


The Lobero Blog

Sometimes 280 characters isn’t enough. Enjoy a few more in-depth stories and photos of our fabulous foundation and supporters.


1896: Onstage on this Date

By Brett Hodges The Lobero Theatre has seen many colorful and memorable performances in its…

1947: Onstage on this Date

By Brett Hodges On New Year’s Eve 1947 the comic whirlwind that was Lucille Ball…

1883: Onstage on this Date

By Brett Hodges It was the holiday season in Santa Barbara in 1883, and the…