Santa Barbara’s Historic Theatre District

Residents know that downtown is the place for local performing arts, and the recently formed Santa Barbara Historic Theatre District plans to make it even livelier.

Santa Barbara’s Historic Theatre District offers a bounty of great performing arts for fans on foot! Reaching from the Lobero to the Arlington, with the Granada and New Vic in between, there’s more than just theatres to experience; the District includes a wealth of restaurants, shops and galleries, making downtown Santa Barbara a perfect park-and-walk cultural destination almost any night of the year.

“This kind of collaboration is what Santa Barbara is all about, and the partnership established here will enhance the performing arts experience for artists, residents, and visitors throughout the year.” – Mayor Helene Schneider.

The district publishes a comprehensive catalog twice a year announcing everything coming up at all these lovely venues, and monthly mini-brochures are on display at many of the restaurants and bars along the route, including: The Good Lion, Hotel Santa Barbara, Renaud’s Pastisserie & Bistro, Chocolats du CaliBressan, Spanish Garden Inn,  Dargans Irish Pub & Restaurant, Wine Cask, Intermezzo Bar + Cafe, Buchon, Jane Restaurant, Paradise Cafe, The Nugget, Santa Barbara Public Market, Opal Restaurant and Bar, Carlitos Cafe & Cantina and Santa Barbara Brewing Company