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PERFORMING ARTS

American Harp SocietyThe Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Harp Society is a guild of professionals and hobbyists who collectively provide a pool of harp expertise, mutual support, and outlets for musical exploration in the Santa Barbara Area.

Arlington TheatreThe Arlington Theatre is the largest movie theater and one of the principal performing arts venues in Santa Barbara. In addition to regular movie screenings and artists, it is home to many events put on by the annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Arthur Murray Dance StudioArthur Murray Dance Studios in Santa Barbara offers dance lessons for newcomers, those who have prior dance experience, people who wish to dance socially or competitively, solo or with a partner.

Arts For Humanity!Arts for Humanity! is a Santa Barbara-based nonprofit that provides Expressive Arts Programs for marginalized, under-served community members, at no charge, through partnerships with local nonprofits, artists, and college interns.

Boxtales Theatre CompanyBoxtales Theatre Company's mission is to bring myths and folktales from around the world to young audiences using masks, movement, music, and storytelling.

Comedy HideawayComedy Hideaway is Santa Barbara's popular stand-up comedy show held at various venues around town.

Dance Santa BarbaraThis Santa Barbara jewel that is Carrillo Recreation Center was built in 1914 and provides all types of dancing almost 7 days a week.

Drama DogsDramaDogs, a Theater Company, is a multidisciplinary and project-driven theater production company that celebrates the creative process.

Ensemble Theatre CompanyEnsemble Theatre Company presents important new plays and innovative interpretations of classic works for a broad audience.

Everybody Dance Now!Everybody Dance Now! was founded in 2005 and offers weekly classes, coordinates outreach performances, cultural dance classes, and master classes with guest instructors.

Flamenco Arts FestivalThe Flamenco Arts Festival mission is to place a spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month through the presentation of world-class flamenco performances and related arts educational programs.

Garvin TheatreGarvin Theatre at Santa Barbara City College is a state-of-the art training and performance facility in which actors, musicians, technicians and craft people can both learn and test their skills in the performing arts.

Goleta School of BalletThe Goleta School of Ballet offers a solid foundation in classical ballet and is dedicated to teaching, at all levels, an appreciation, interest, and genuine fondness for music and dance.

Granada TheatreGranada Theater is 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.

Gustafson DanceGustafson Dance is the official school of State Street Ballet and provides instruction in dance for all levels of advancement, beginner through professional.

Lobero TheatreThe Lobero Theatre serves as the home stage for the major local performing arts organizations and dance schools, and acts as a meeting space for corporate, nonprofit, and social groups.

Marjorie Luke TheatreThe goal of the Marjorie Luke Theatre is to provide a high quality, affordable, accessible, youth-friendly performing arts venue to the students of Santa Barbara Junior High School and the community at large.

Michael Katz, StorytellerMichael Katz tells stories which weave together both the comic and the profound using his own highly energetic, animated and interactive style of storytelling.

Music Academy of the WestSince 1947, the Music Academy of the West has been making a unique and enduring contribution to the world of music by advancing the development of the next generation of great classically trained musicians and cultivating discerning, appreciative, and adventurous audiences.

Music and Arts ConservatoryThe Music and Arts Conservatory was founded by local visionary Lana Bodnar in 1989 allows creative youth to enter and explore the world of fine arts.

New Vic TheatreSanta Barbara's Victoria Street Theatre (a.k.a. The New Vic Theatre) is home to and owned by the Ensemble Theatre Company.

Notes for NotesNotes for Notes provides youth with free access to music instruments, instruction and recording studio environments so that music may become a profoundly positive experience in their lives.

Opera Santa BarbaraOpera Santa Barbara was founded in 1994 by Marilyn Gilbert and Nathan Rundlett with the goal of bringing the highest caliber of opera to Santa Barbara.

Rhythm Dance and FitnessRhythm Dance and Fitness is a fitness company specializing in cardio core, cardio hip-hop sweat, nonstop classes.

Santa Barbara BowlSanta Barbara Bowl is a 4,500-seat amphitheater that is open for concerts from April through October with an average of 27 concerts per season.

Santa Barbara Dance ArtsSanta Barbara Dance Arts celebrates more than two decades of community, artistry, and the core belief that dance lessons teach life lessons.

Santa Barbara Dance InstituteThrough creative exploration, improvisation, composition, and presentation Santa Barbara Dance Institute helps students develop an understanding of dance and choreography.

Santa Barbara Festival BalletSanta Barbara Festival Ballet is dedicated to safe and correct dance technique, the development of artistry, and providing a supportive and dignified environment for your student.

Santa Barbara Jazz SocietyThe Santa Barbara Jazz Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to perpetuating and preserving America's unique musical contribution to the world-jazz.

Santa Barbara Master ChoraleThe Santa Barbara Master Chorale, a community volunteer organization, was formed in 1984 to perform major choral works with full orchestral accompaniment.

Santa Barbara Music ClubSanta Barbara Music Club presents an annual series of concerts, free to the public, featuring outstanding solo and chamber music performances.

Santa Barbara Performing Arts LeagueThe Santa Barbara Performing Arts League is a nonprofit organization that fosters communication and collaboration within the performing arts community to contribute to the cultural vitality of greater Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara RevelsSanta Barbara Revels engages today's audiences in theatrical and musical experiences that bring the world's cultural traditions and celebrations to life.

Santa Barbara SwingCome learn to swing dance from world-renowned instructor Sylvia Sykes with over 30 years experience teaching Lindy Hop & Balboa.

Santa Barbara SymphonyFor over 60 years, the Santa Barbara Symphony has been lauded for its unique ability to deliver brilliant concerts, engage the community and deliver powerful music education programs.

Santa Barbara Youth Music AcademySanta Barbara Youth Music Academy is an energetic academic environment that provides a full musical experience to youth in a fun, safe and ever-changing framework of musical styles and performance venues.

Santa Barbara Youth SymphonyThe mission of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony is to create a community that encourages students to develop their talents, while encouraging one another to grow on and off stage.

State Street BalletState Street Ballet combines the discipline and timeless elegance of classical ballet technique with updated, cutting-edge choreography, producing original works that satisfy today's diverse audiences.

UCSB Arts & LecturesArts & Lectures annually presents more than a hundred events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues.

UCSB Dance TheatreThe UCSB Department of Theater and Dance offers intensive, conservatory-style training for actors and dancers, as well as general degrees with a focus on Dance, Design, Directing, Playwriting, Theater and Community and Theater and Performance Studies.

UCSB Department of MusicThe UCSB Department of Music offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs for Music students and has produced many hundreds of graduates who have distinguished themselves both nationally and internationally.

Visual Arts and Design AcademyThe Visual Arts and Design Academy is a small learning community at Santa Barbara High School with about 225 students in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

Vocal JazzThe Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation is dedicated to the education, preservation, performance, and development of Vocal Jazz as an art form

West Coast BalletSince 1979 West Coast Ballet and Ellen Schipper Classical Ballet Studio productions can be seen throughout Santa Barbara including festivals, fiesta, and more.

   Granada Theatre photo courtesy Granada Theatre