Granada, the Great

It’s purely coincidence that this week’s Montecito Journal hits newsstands the same day the Granada Theatre officially unveils Plaza Granada, […more…]

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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Development Services Manager: Kathy Kramer


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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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

To me, there could be no better way to emerge from the darkness of last year than to present a vibrant and dynamic new season that pushes boundaries and engages our audiences.
Maestro Nir Kabaretti

Keep Them Coming

In normal times, the Granada Theatre can rely on about $2 million of earned revenue, the income it receives for use of the 1,500-seat hall. That revenue stream took a huge hit when the theater was closed for 18 months, but the commitment of The Granada to its partnership with its resident companies stands. For starters, The Granada will be the Grand Venue Sponsor for the Santa Barbara Symphony’s seven shows in 2021-22. Donations to The Granada support its resident companies and make sure the facility’s excellence continues to equal that of the performers who frequent the historic venue every year.

Key Supporters

Palmer Jackson, Jr.
Executive Chairman
Dan Burnham
Immediate Past Chair
Roberta Griffin
F. Robert Miller III
Merryl Snow Zegar
Development Chair
Yvette Birch Giller
At Large
Jan Bowlus
Sarah Schlinger Chrisman
David Cronenbold
Brooks Firestone
Timothy Fisher
Charles C. Gray
Blake Jones
Mark S. Manion
Leanne Schlinger