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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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On May 27 & 28, 1963, Psychic Peter Hurkos appeared at the Lobero as part of a wildly popular West Coast ESP tour. He went on to work with the Boston Police Department on the Boston Strangler case. #Intermission

WFH Wednesday, anyone? Our very good coworker of the week is Nana the Saint Bernard (for all my Peter Pan fans out there). Nana enjoys pretending she's a lapdog, ensuring all visible surfaces are covered in her hair, and holding her own leash because she is an independent woman🐶


The Lobero Blog

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


1963: Onstage on this Date

On May 27 & 28, 1963, Psychic Peter Hurkos appeared at the Lobero as part…

1988: Onstage on this Date

On May 24, 1988 Nigeria's King Sunny Ade played the Lobero Theatre for the first…

Santa Barbara Landmarks #LightItBlue

Historic Santa Barbara is now bathed in blue as several of the city's landmark buildings…