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.
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:
- Attendees must show proof of being fully vaccinated OR supply a negative Covid-19 medical test result (taken within 72 hours prior to each event – including children under 12), along with an official photo ID, before entering the venue.
- Masks are required indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
- Doors open 1 hour before concert start time, to accommodate for the extra time to check in guests. Please give yourself a minimum of 60 minutes extra time! (See section below about pausing pre-concert talks.)
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 a couple of weeks before each concert, and in the ‘Know Before You Go’ email ticket holders receive a few days before each concert.