The Granada Theatre, owned and operated by the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, serves Santa Barbara by providing a vibrant, state-of-the-art venue where world-class artistic performances are available to the widest possible audience, promoting appreciation for the performing arts and enhancing the quality of life in the community.

A local landmark for almost a century, The Granada Theatre is the central coast's premier performing arts venue. Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara, The Granada is home to eight resident companies, and serves as a venue for regional and national touring productions. Featuring Santa Barbara's only state- of-the-art all-digital, 4K HD resolution cinema system, with an accompanying 40' screen The Granada Theatre also presents feature length films.

The theater is an historical icon that speaks to the central role live performing arts play in defining the communal life of Santa Barbara and the Central Coast region.

Photos by Fritz Olenberger