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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.

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 logotypeJune 21

Gustafson Dance presents

Musical Theatre Intensive 2019 Performance

Students aged 7-13 present “Scenes, Songs and Dances of Broadway Shows” Directed by Allison Gustafson, Nicole Comella and MTI Staff

Dancers aged 7-13 spend 2 weeks learning songs, scenes and dances set Broadway shows. They will dance in various forms of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre dance, and some pointe. This performance is an end of the Intensive showcase.

More information at gustafsondance.com

TIMES: Friday, June 21 at 6:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $18 general, $11.50 students (prices include facility fee)

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.

 

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Poster with logotypeJune 23 and 24

Momentum Dance Company presents

Believe in Your Own Magic

Momentum Dance Company presents the culmination of their fifth season of dance in Santa Barbara with this high energy finale of their best season yet! Believe in Your Own Magic, combines the rapidly growing recreational program with the award winning competitive company under one roof in two evenings of inspired dance at Center Stage Theater.

After a half of a decade of building a well rounded dance program for Santa Barbara's youth, Momentum’s Director, Betsy Woyach, is proud to present over 30 dances to our local community. Come enjoy our dancers ages 3 - 18, as they spread their message Believe in Your Own Magic with energetic, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary dances. Witness choreography from the entire Momentum Staff including the director and MDC's award winning choreographers. We can't wait to share our love for dance with the Santa Barbara community this June!

TIMES: Sunday, June 23 at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT
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Monday, June 24 at 7:00 P.M. SOLD OUT

TICKETS: $20 general, $30 VIP (Front row)

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.

 

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Poster with logotypeJune 28 through 30

The Dance Network presents

Series 7

The Dance Network is proud to present its sixth annual studio showcase, Series 7! Our dancers are going for broke and bringing you 4 shows of high-energy, diverse, and entertaining performances. For the first time ever, we are featuring two separate and distinct showcases - a Junior show and a Senior show - with different dances for a unique audience experience in each one. Make sure to get tickets to both so you don't miss all our dancers in action!
These performances will showcase pieces from our studio classes, the Dance Network's professional performance companies, and feature the "tap national anthem," the Shim Sham. The showcase will include tap, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, break dancing, and more from dancers of all ages!
Our talented choreographers this year are Amanda Astorga, Carisa Carroll, Richard Chung, Morgan Gerahty, Michelle Hester, Karyn Laver, Patricia Martin, Katie McDowell, Emma Neumann, Aaron Nishikawa, Natalia Emily Smith, Bethany Sutherland, Jet Xiong, and Kyle Ybarra. Our dance family is looking forward to sharing these fun performances with all of you!

Junior performances (matinees) and Senior performances (evening shows)

TIMES: Friday, June 28 at 7:00 P.M.
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Saturday, June 29 at 2:00 P.M.
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Saturday, June 29 at 7:00 P.M.
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Sunday, June 30 at 2:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $22 general, $13 children

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.

 

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Poster showing a cancan dancerJuly 13 and 14

CENTER STAGE THEATER & SPEAKING OF STORIES presents

THE 31st ANNUAL
SANTA BARBARA
FRENCH FESTIVAL

The Santa Barbara French Festival returns to Oak Park July 13 and 14 to celebrate Bastille Day and all the things that make the French cultural history so rich. Great food, wine, mimosas, crepes, delicious pastries, music, dance—and, of course, the infamous Canine Cavalcade! The Santa Barbara French Festival is an event not to be missed. It's a Dance Festival, a Music Festival, an Arts & Crafts Festival and, of course, a Food Festival! It is also a way to support Center Stage Theater and Speaking of Stories, two great Santa Barbara arts organizations. Each day the fun starts at 11:00 am when the entertainment kicks off on three different stages and continues non-stop until 7:00. The stages are filled with dance and music from many different acts including performances, audience participation opportunities and instruction. And every minute of entertainment is all free! Great entertainment is only part of what the French Festival has to offer—more than 70 booths will be offering everything from crepes and delicious French pastries to face painting and henna tattoos. You can grab a mimosa or a beer, as you peruse some beautiful paintings and photography. Enjoy a delicious crepe while shopping for your French Festival t-shirt and beret. Take a moment for a quick massage before you settle in for the next performance with a sinfully delicious croissant. All in the beautiful setting of Santa Barbara's Oak Park. Center Stage Theater and Speaking of Stories are pleased to present this great community event, which serves as a joint fundraiser for the two organizations. For complete details on the performers, food, crafts, shopping and activities visit FrenchFestival.com or "Like" us on Facebook so you get all the updates as the Festival approaches.

The 31st Annual Santa Barbara French Festival Saturday and Sunday July 13 and 14, 11:00 to 7:00 in Oak Park at 300 W. Alamar. Admission is Free and the Festival is a non-smoking event.

For more information visit FrenchFestival.com, frenchfestival@sbcoxmail.com or call 805-963-8198.

TIMES: Saturday, July 13, from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

TIMES: Sunday, July 14, from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: Admission is free!

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Poster with logotypeJuly 20

Contra Tiempo Flamenco presents

Asi Se Bailan

featuring artists Breseyda Zárate, Santiago Maya, Joey Heredia, Alda Escárcega, Keani Madrigal and Contra Tiempo Flamenco dancers.

Join us at 3pm on July 20th at the Center Stage Theatre. Come mingle with us during the Pre-reception at 2:30pm with fun raffles and drinks.

Keani Madrigal and Alda Escarsega were born and raised in Santa Barbara and studied under Antoinette Lopez. These young ladies grew up learning flamenco and dancing together during Fiesta since childhood. Once they became flamenca’s of their own they decided to come out as a group of solo flamenca’s with the mission to dance and express their own flamenco style. That group became bigger and they are now Contra Tiempo Flamenco dance studio. Inspiring their family of students to become true flamenco’s through body, mind and spirit. Performing passionately with a strong body, In the mind set of humble confidence, always in the spirit of dancers raising each other up. They are a small but strong studio ready to share their passion for Flamenco with beautiful Santa Barbara.

TIMES: Saturday, July 20 at 3:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $25 general

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.