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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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In August of 1982, the American rockabilly-punk band The Blasters came to Lobero and brought down the house. Literally. The LA Times wrote, “Forget nuclear war. Just hire The Blasters.” It was a night to remember ... or to try to forget. Read more here

Announcing KT Tunstall - Live from the Lobero. We are beyond thrilled to present a world premiere PPV concert featuring KT Tunstall from the Lobero stage. Help save live music and the places it lives. Join us! Tickets at


The Lobero Blog

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


1982: Onstage on this Date

On August 8, 1982, the American rockabilly-punk band The Blasters came to Lobero and brought…

1924: Onstage on this Date

On August 4, 1924, the new Lobero Theatre was finally opened with the off-Broadway premiere…

1939: Onstage on this Date

The annual Santa Barbara Fiesta play which debuted at the Lobero Theatre on August 1,…