The Granada Theatre is proud to debut their beautiful flags on State Street. The newly designed gold and black flags with the iconic red Granada “G” will fly from August 5-12 in honor of the beginning of the historic theater’s 90th Anniversary season this August.

The Granada Theatre, built by the community for the community, first opened its doors and welcomed live performances on stage in April of 1924. The Granada Theatre is excited to present its highly anticipated 90th anniversary season, which will be one to remember, bringing world-class talent to The Granada Theatre’s stage for the whole family to enjoy. The Granada Theatre, in collaboration with its resident companies, look forward to delivering an outstanding line-up of performing arts accessible to the entire community. Through a myriad of brilliant performances, events, and community engagement efforts, The Granada Theatre serves as a vibrant, welcoming venue that promotes appreciation for excellence in the performing arts and enhances the quality of life in the Santa Barbara community and beyond.

The Granada Theatre is a Santa Barbara treasure and over the years has played host to some of the 20th century’s greatest entertainers, from Charlie Chaplin Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, to Henry Fonda, Yo Yo Ma, Steve Martin, and the Berlin Philharmonic, to name just a few.

Built in 1924, The Granada Theatre has been an integral part of Santa Barbara’s arts and entertainment landscape for almost 90 years. The Granada Theatre has played host to some of the 20th century’s greatest entertainers, from Al Jolson, Charlie Chaplin, and Fred Astaire to Henry Fonda, Yo Yo Ma, Steve Martin and the Berlin Philharmonic, to name a few. Re-opened in 2008, under the auspices of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, The Granada Theatre re- emerged as a state of the art home for many of Santa Barbara’s greatest artistic treasures and a place whose existence makes it possible for the highest levels of artistic expression to take place in Santa Barbara. It 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. Under the direction of Executive Director, Dr. Craig Springer, a skilled arts administrator with more than 30 years experience, The Granada Theatre annually hosts more than 100 performances and community events. For more information on The Granada Theatre, please visit


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