Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara, CACenter Stage Theater
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SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

An intimate black box theater with weekly performances by a variety of artists and companies, located in Paseo Nuevo in the heart of the downtown Santa Barbara cultural district.

Calendar of Events

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Center Stage Theater is an intimate space, therefore LATE SEATING is limited or not allowed at all. The LATE SEATING POLICY will vary with each show. The theater staff strongly suggests allowing ample time to find parking, locate the theater, and pick up your tickets.


Poster with logotype August 18

Transform Though Arts Theater presents

Into the Heart of a New Dimension


Into the heart of a new dimension Multi Media Dance Show

Join us in a beautiful message of empowerment, love and creativity on August 18th at Center Stage theater. Into the heart of a new dimension is a multi media dance show that takes you on a magical journey of new dimensions of love and consciousness through dance, live music and visual art. The show will be inspirational and educational in nature. Through Argentine Tango, Latin, Aerials, Theater Arts and Live Music audience willl be taken on a journey of exploration of new frontiers of consciousness.

A Benefit of ''Art without limit'' Non profit that mentors young artists.

more information at www.transformthoughartstheater.org

TIMES: Saturday, August 18 at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $35 general (in advance), $40 general (at the door)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)

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Poster with logotypeAugust 24 through September 2

Lit Moon presents

A Dolls House

By Henrik Ibsen
Directed by John Blondell

Marriage, Family, Sex, Money… And Nora. Ibsen’s iconic domestic drama in a vividly contemporary new staging.

TIMES: Friday, August 24 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, August 25 at 7:30 P.M.
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Thursday, August 30 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, September 1 at 7:30 P.M.
TIMES: Sunday, September 2 at 4:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $23 general, $18 students and seniors

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
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Poster with logotypeAugust 31 and September 1

Lit Moon presents

Julius Caesar

By William Shakespeare
Directed by John Blondell

Ambition, Politics, Oratory… And Assassination. The past is the present in Shakespeare’s timely political tragedy. Two performances only! Don’t miss it in Santa Barbara before the company travels to the Yerevan Shakespeare Festival and the Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre in Tbilisi.

TIMES: Friday, August 31 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $23 general, $18 students and seniors

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

Poster with logotypeSeptember 7 through September 16

DramaDogs, a Theater Company and DogStar Theater Company presents

Women ForwArd: 2 Plays

DramaDogs, a Theater Company and DogStar Theater Company are in collaboration; co-creating an innovative project which highlights women in roles regarding choice, introspection and transformation; women who play their significant part in the humanity of the world.

Partnering with local women-owned and operated businesses, these two theater companies bring you two weekends of "WOMEN FORWARD: 2 Plays".

DogStar Theater presents Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning "Three Tall Women", and DramaDogs presents Peter Shaffer's acclaimed comedy "Lettice and Lovage".

IMPORTANT: If you would like to purchase tickets to both shows please contact the box office for the discounted price, it is not available online.

Three Tall Women

TIMES: Friday, September 7 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, September 8 at 2:00 P.M.
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Sunday, September 9 at 7:30 P.M.
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Tuesday, September 11 at 7:30 P.M.
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Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $28 general, $23 students and veterans
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$46 general for one ticket to Three Tall Women and one ticket to Lettice and Lovage (Not available online)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
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Lettice and Lovage

TIMES: Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 P.M.
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Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 P.M.
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Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 P.M.
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Friday, September 14 at 7:30 P.M.
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Saturday, September 15 at 7:30 P.M.
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Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $28 general, $23 students and veterans
TICKETS::
$46 general for one ticket to Three Tall Women and one ticket to Lettice and Lovage (Not available online)

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

Poster with logotypeSeptember 21

Dijo Productions presents

The Sorrow Cart

Announcing the most important show of the year!

Dijo Productions presents the West Coast premiere of The Sorrow Cart, a musical play about and for the homeless. All proceeds from the show will benefit The Soldiers Project to assist in aiding our homeless vets.

The Sorrow Cart brings to the stage an immense array of talent. It features well known K-LITE radio personality Catherine Remak, Ed Giron, most recently featured in A Walk In the Woods and host of the radio show Community Matters on KZSB Los Angeles and renown Santa Barbara acting luminaries, George Coe, Richard Lonsbury, Phil Moreno, Van Riker, and Alison Waxman. The show will also feature the talents of Heather Terbell, Claudia Kashin, and Audrey Brecher.

Sit back and be enthralled by the stories told through the eyes of the homeless in both word and song.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Give yourself the present of giving!
SUPPORT OUR HOMELESS VETS!

TIMES: Friday, September 21 at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $20 general, $15 students, $10 military

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
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Poster with logotypeOctober 17

Comedy Pet Theater presents

The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Voted Best Family Show in Vegas!

International circus legend award winner Gregory Popovich brings his European-style physical comedy, acrobats, jugglers but most important his furry cast of animals, the real stars of the show! All animals have been rescued from shelters all over the country and they have been transformed into Las Vegas stars.  The show features an amazing cast of house-cats, dogs, parrots, geese, mice, even a miniature horse named Diamond!

 He has published two books such as "You Can Train Your Cat" followed by "Doggy Gone Good". Gregory has been featured on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, in USA Today, People Magazine and was recently a finalist on America's Got Talent.  He starred in his first full-length film, winning the Audience Choice Award at the Dances With Films Festival in Los Angeles, CA.

POPOVICH Live Show Promo
Popovich on Animal Planet    
Popovich TV show promo  

TIMES: Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $38 general, $33 senior, $23 Students and kids

All seating is general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges. For all performances late seating is on a limited basis, or is not allowed at all once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

 

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

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Box Office Information

The Center Stage Theater Box Office is open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5:00 P.M., and one hour before each performance. Tickets may also be purchased online at any time. See below for location and directions.

TICKETS

Purchase Tickets Online click here for a complete list of current programs

Purchase by Phone with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover: (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD)

All ticket prices include a Center Stage Facility Fee which helps maintain the theater.
All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

Online sales subject to a $1.50 surcharge per ticket.
There are no additional charges to purchase tickets over the phone.

Unless otherwise noted, all seating is general admission.

NOTE: If online sales are closed, tickets may still be available by phoning the box office at (805) 963-0408 (V/TDD).

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the intimacy of Center Stage Theater, latecomers may be seated at appropriate intervals only. Some performances may not allow late seating. Please arrive 20-30 minutes early if you must purchase a ticket at the door.

logo LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

Center Stage Theater is located in Paseo Nuevo Center, upstairs at the intersection of Chapala and De la Guerra Streets, Santa Barbara, California. Click here for map.

Take Highway 101 to Carrillo Street, exit and turn toward the mountains (northbound turns right, southbound turns left). Proceed to Chapala Street (fourth light) and turn right. Proceed 1-1/2 blocks and turn left into either of two entrances to Paseo Nuevo. Park near the elevator, or proceed to roof-level parking.

This Project is funded in part by the Organizational Development Grant Program using Funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.