Granada, the Great

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Roaring Back

It’s just a couple weeks before October 2021 and Opera Santa Barbara is preparing to take the stage for its […more…]

Relighting the Marquee

You are sitting up front in the ornate Granada Theatre. It has been too long since you have had an […more…]

The Granada Theatre

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Vice President for Advancement: Jill Seltzer


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 our community.

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“Representing the style of Santa Barbara and its commitment to culture, The Granada Theatre is a superb venue in which to present world-class talent.”
Scott Reed
Music Academy
President & CEO

Upstairs at the G

Following a successful fundraising season, The Granada Theatre plans a revival of its popular series Upstairs at the G, hosting musical acts in the McCune Founders Room of the historic theater in an intimate setting of fewer than 100 seats. 

Kicking off in March, The Granada will host three concerts over three months, featuring performances by saxophonist favorite Jessy J, Alpha Rhythm Kings, and country singer Philip Claypool.

“These invited concerts are one of the ways we thank our loyal donors, and they’re also great for inviting new friends and potential supporters to experience what The Granada offers in an up-close and personal way,” says Granada Chairman of the Board Palmer Jackson, Jr.

Board of Directors

Palmer Jackson, Jr., Chairman
F. Robert Miller III, Vice Chairman
Dan Burnham, Immediate Past Chair
Roberta Griffin, Treasurer
Merryl Snow Zegar, Secretary
Sarah Schlinger Chrisman, At Large
Yvette Birch Giller, At Large
Tariqh Akoni
Leslie Bains
Brooks Firestone
Rick Fogg
Charles C. Gray
Maria Schmidt