Arlington Theatre

1317 State St, Santa Barbara
805-963-4408

The 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. The Arlington was built in 1931 on the former site of the Arlington Hotel, which was destroyed in the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake. The current building was erected in 1930 as a showcase movie house for Fox West Coast Theaters and the name "Fox" appeared on the spire for decades. It was restored and expanded in the mid-1970s by Metropolitan Theaters Corporation.

Fiesta 5 Theatres

916 State St, Santa Barbara
805-963-0455

It is a small theater with a good variety of snacks, amazing location, and good shape chairs and structure in general. It has a lot of character. There’s no frills here but that’s why it’s so affordable. With a parking lot above it's easy to park and walk down to the theater. You do have to pay for parking but the first 75 minutes is free.

Granada Theatre

1214 State St, Santa Barbara
805-899-2222

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 the community.

A local landmark for almost a century, The Granada Theatre is the central coast's premier performing arts venue. Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara, The Granada is home to eight resident companies, and serves as a venue for regional and national touring productions. Featuring Santa Barbara's only state- of-the-art all-digital, 4K HD resolution cinema system, with an accompanying 40' screen The Granada Theatre also presents feature length films.

The theater is an historical icon that speaks to the central role live performing arts play in defining the communal life of Santa Barbara and the Central Coast region.

Metro 4 Theatres

618 State St, Santa Barbara
805-965-7684

Nice little theater on State Street. Nothing fancy, but the theater is perfectly located if you want to catch a show while it and about in downtown Santa Barbara. An old vaudeville house on lower State Street, the former Mission Theatre was built in the 1913 and had 1,000 seats. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. In the late-1980’s, it was gutted and converted into a fourplex (built within), with a new marquee. The old stage house was walled off and and the dressing rooms converted into retail space. There is a small history display on your right, when going to the cinemas, before you go upstairs to the restrooms.

New Vic Theatre

33 W. Victoria St, Santa Barbara
805-965-5400

Santa Barbara's Victoria Street Theatre (a.k.a. The New Vic Theatre) is home to and owned by the Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC). Ensemble Theatre Company presents important new plays and innovative interpretations of classic works for a broad audience. ETC engages audiences with entertaining, compelling, and thought-provoking theatrical productions, develops the community's knowledge and appreciation of live stage productions, and offers a range of educational programs for young people.

Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara began as the Ensemble Theatre Project in 1978 under the direction of Joseph Hanreddy. For the first three years, plays were performed at Trinity Episcopal Church. In 1981, ETC made the 140-seat Alhecama Theatre its home for more than 25 years. Beginning in 2009, ETC undertook a $12.6 million renovation of the Victoria Hall Theatre. It opened its new 300-seat home, the New Vic, in 2013. The New Vic has become a venue for dance, music, film, and lectures.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State St, Santa Barbara
805-963-4364

As one of the leading art museums on the West Coast, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art serves a diverse audience of approximately 150,000 people annually. The Museum offers a wide variety of educational and interpretive programs to this broad audience. Their 75-member Docent Council provides over 800 gallery tours and slide talks annually. The mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is to integrate art into the lives of people. Santa Barbara Museum of Art believes in the power of art to ignite imagination, stimulate thought, and generate personally rewarding experiences.

Soho Restaurant & Music Club

1221 State St, Santa Barbara
805-962-7776

SOhO is a family owned restaurant & music venue located in downtown Santa Barbara offering live music 7 days per week. Since 1994 SOhO has been the heart of the live music community on the State Street Promenade. The venue has stood as the place to go see good music with a great atmosphere. They consistently bring in some of the best touring acts in the world, as well as support the local music scene. SOhO does all kinds of music, pretty much every kind of music you could imagine. SOhO has become a central gathering place for not just music but Santa Barbara life in general.

Wildcat Lounge

15 W. Ortega St, Santa Barbara
805-962-7970

Santa Barbara's premier bohemian nightclub featuring top DJ's and boasting an eclectic mix of drinks, music and dancing. Lounge culture lives large at this fabulous club, which sports plenty of red vinyl, leopard prints, and quirky accents. A main bar, a patio bar, and a smaller "beauty" bar make sure drinks are accessible, and great lights, sound, and go-go dancers guarantee that the dance floor is packed. A hip, younger crowd frequents the Wildcat Lounge, and every night, something's happening. Music ranges from old school to hip-hop, house, alternative, and rock. Terrific happy hour and fantastic cocktails too.