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We welcome you to rent the Lobero Theatre.

The Lobero Theatre  is a California treasure — it opened in 1873 as an opera house, making it the oldest continuously operating theater in the state. Today, this cultural gem welcomes local and nationally-known events from State Street Ballet to the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, as well as notable artists like Pat Metheny, Jeff Bridges, Bill Frisell, and Charles Lloyd, who credit the Lobero among their favorite venues.

The Lobero is well-known for high quality programs presented in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Technical Contact

Todd A. Jared
Technical Director

“It is always a pleasure to work with Todd, J.O., and the Union crew at the Lobero. Their skill, professionalism, and attention to detail are a solid guarantee for our artistic values, and the friendly atmosphere backstage makes our artists and staff feel safe, welcome, and comfortable right away. It’s like family back there.”

Kostis ProtopapasArtistic and General Director, Opera Santa Barbara

Technical & Rental Information

Technical Information

Blueprints & Drawings

  • Full Lighting Rep Plot (PDF) (DWG)
  • FOH Lighting Rep Plot (PDF) (DWG)
  • Onstage Lighting Rep Plot (PDF) (DWG)
  • Sidelight Lighting Rep Plot (PDF) (DWG)

Lobero Theatre
Virtual Tour

Concerts, conferences, film screenings, galas, benefits, lectures, graduation ceremonies… all have a home at the Lobero Theatre.

Stage and Backstage Photos

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Guide to Renting the Lobero Theatre

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Welcome to the Lobero

Plan Your Visit

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