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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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Some heroes wear Opera capes. Thank you Kostis Protopapas and @operasb for not only for recognizing the impact these cancellations have on people’s lives, but doing something about it. Read more:

Onstage On this Date: On April 2, 1940, Isaac Stern made his second appearance at the Lobero Theatre. Considered one of the premier violinists of the 20th century, Stern played the Lobero at least five times throughout his storied career. Learn more


The Lobero Blog

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


1936: Onstage on this Date

On April 4, 1936, Martha Graham first performed at the Lobero Theatre. Martha Graham is…

Opera Heroes

With so many performances canceled due to the Covid-19 outbreak, it’s easy to imagine the…

1940: Onstage on this Date

On April 2, 1940, Russian-born American musician Isaac Stern (1920 – 2001) played the Lobero…