FAQs/Frequently Asked Questions
Info & Policies for our In-Person Events
Where does The Symphony perform?
Santa Barbara Symphony is a resident company of the Granada Theatre, a beautiful historic theatre with exceptional acoustics located in downtown Santa Barbara on State Street. For more information and directions, please view our Directions and Parking page.
What time are the concerts?
Our Saturday concerts begin at 7:30pm and our Sunday matinee concerts begin at 3:00pm.
How much are concert tickets?
Pricing varies widely depending on which seats you select, ranging from $35 to $175. Please have a look at our seating chart for more information on our Seating Chart page.
Does The Symphony have a special Student Rate?
Yes. Student Tickets are $10 and available for purchase Tuesday – Sunday of each concert week. Click here for redemption and restriction details.
What COVID safety protocols are in place?
The health and safety of our guests, orchestra members, and staff, are our top priority. The Granada Theatre has put the following safety protocols in place:
- No COVID related restrictions or requirements
- All patrons are welcome to wear masks
- Masks are encouraged for those at higher risk
- Up-to-date vaccinations are recommended
Is there a dress code?
Patrons wear anything from formal attire to jeans! There is no dress code, and many people do take advantage of the opportunity to dress up: think “date night!”
How do I get a drink at the concert?
A selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks are available at the Granada Theatre bar located in the 2nd floor Founders Room, before the concert begins, as well as during the intermission. The Granada no longer permits people to bring drinks to their seats.
How long is a concert?
Concerts typically last about two hours including the intermission.
How can I learn more about the music being performed?
Concert goers can read Program Notes that include history of the music being performed, Maestro Kabaretti’s vision behind the music selections, interviews with musicians and guest artists, and more! Program Notes are available at the concert via our new digital concert program accessible via your mobile phone, on our website about a week before each concert, and in the ‘Know Before You Go’ email ticket holders receive a few days before each concert.