Get in Touch With ETC

Box Office & General Information

Box Office/Theater Location
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara CA 93101
Phone: 805-965-5400
Email: boxoffice@etcsb.org
Hours:
Tues. – 1:00-5:00
Wed. – 1:00-5:00
Thurs. – 1:00-5:00
Fri. – 1:00-5:00
Sat. – 1:00-5:00
Open one hour before curtain on performance days

Administration Office
1330 State Street, Suite 204
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-965-5400
FAX: (805) 568-3806

Business Mailing Address
Ensemble Theatre Company
P.O. Box 2307
Santa Barbara, CA 93120

5-Play subscription are now on sale. 

3 Ways to Subscribe:

Online:
Subscription Form

By Phone:
ETC Box Office (805) 965-5400

Box Office Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday
from 1 pm to 5 pm 
and 1 hour prior to performance time. 


Please note: Plays, dates, and artists subject to change. All sales final. Payments will be processed shortly after they are received.

Low-Cost Preview Nights
Get in early – and be a part of the show’s development.
Opening Night Series
A special night filled with excitement! Join the cast and press for a post-performance party with food and wine. 
Wednesday Pre-Show Talk Series
A free, lively, and informative half-hour talk in The New Vic courtyard before each Wednesday performance. Enhance your theater-going experience with background information on the play you are about to see.
Thursday Talk-Back Series
Immediately following the final Thursday performance of each production, meet members of the cast and join in an informal discussion about the show.
Friday Martini Night
Bring your friends and grab a spirit and socialize before the show! The second Friday of each production features complimentary martinis in The New Vic courtyard. 
Flex-Pass Series
Juggling a hectic schedule? Choose our flex plan and enjoy the same subscriber savings and decide on your performance date right up until show time. (Subject to availability at the time of request)
Discount Subscriptions for 29 and Under
Theatergoers 29-and-Under and students enjoy and even greater discount when subscribing to the whole season.

Theater Tickets Make Great Gifts!

Ensemble Theatre Company gift certificates do not expire, and can be redeemed for any ETC production or education class.

Purchase Gift Certificates!

Groups Have More Fun & Save Money!

 

Save 15% to 25%

If you have 10 or more people, then you are a group! We host groups of all different types, including schools, active adult communities and senior centers, churches and synagogues, tour groups and fundraisers, professional organizations and businesses, social clubs and family reunions.

 

Why attend as a group?

Spectacular Savings — Discounts of 15% to 25%, depending on group size.

Priority Reservations — Ordering early, and placing a 50% deposit, is the easiest way to ensure your group gets the best seats at the best price. Pre-book the performance of your choice well in advance of the general public and you’ll have the seats to those sold-out shows.

Free Promotional Materials — Posters, flyers, show information—let us help you promote your Ensemble Theatre Company event!

Fundraisers — Buy the tickets at the discounted rate and use it as a revenue-generator by selling the tickets at a premium. Your organization can host a reception before the show to add value to the ticket price.

 

Contact

Box Office: 805-965-5400
Email: Click here to email the Box Office

 

Enjoy the Best Theater in Santa Barbara!
 

WILL I HAVE MY REGULAR SEATS?
• While we’re delighted to offer you your regular seats, please note that, at performance time, if we are required to operate at reduced capacity, we may need to convert your ticket to general admission.
WILL THE THEATER HAVE LIMITED SEATING?
• If we are required to limit seating capacity, we may not be able to offer your normal performance and seats. Preference will be given in order of subscription purchase. Don’t delay in purchasing your subscription!
CAN I GET A REFUND?
Rest assured! All subscription tickets will be refundable if we are unable to present the performance.
CAN I WATCH THE PRODUCTION ONLINE?
Streaming may be available for some performances. We encourage you to let us know if you foresee choosing that as an option by emailing boxoffice@etcsb.org. 
WILL I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK?
Please note that we intend to follow CDC guidelines at the time of the performance, which may include:
Wearing masks in the theater during the performance.
Showing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test
Social distancing, and restriction on sitting in the first two rows

It’s almost like being outdoors!
We have upgraded our theater’s ventilation system to meet current standards, including upgrading our filters, increased filter replacement, and bringing in 40% outdoor air. Lobby restrooms will have additional air-purifying stations, and the lobby will have hand-sanitizing stations. The New Vic will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis.

Ease-ticketing!
We will now offer print-at-home ticketing as well as contactless ticket scanning at the theater.

 

 

 

Single tickets to our 2021-22 season will go on sale in late August 2021. 

Juggling a hectic schedule? Choose our flexible plan and choose your dates at your convenience – even at the last minute. Enjoy the same subscriber savings!

Students with a valid student I.D. are eligible to receive our greatest ticket discount with a 5-show package available for only $100! 

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Auditions

Auditions for our shows are held once a year, usually in late summer. Please check back for more information. 

Season Breakdown
Other Information: All roles are open to all ethnicities unless otherwise specified.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Patrick Barlow

Director- Jamie Torcellini

First Rehearsal: 11/08/22

 

Actor One- Male- 20s-60s (Ebenezer Scrooge)

 

Actor Two- Male- 20s-60s (Bob Cratchit, Marley, Young Scrooge, Little Scrooge, Katie Cratchit, Boy in Strret, Fredrick’s Children, Various Others)

 

Actor Three- Female- 20s-60s (Mrs. Lack, Lavina Bentham, Mrs. Grimes, Fanny, Isabella, Ghost of Christmas Present, Fredrick’s Housemaid, Various Others)

 

Actor Four- Female- 20s-60s (Hermione Bentham, Ghost of Christmas Past, Constance, Mrs. Cratchit, Scrooges’s Mother, Various Others)

 

Actor Five- Male- 20s-60s (Fredrick, Mr.Grimes, Mr.Fezziwig, George, Peter Cratchit, Abigail Cratchit, Ursula Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Passerby, Various Others)

SELLING KABUL – Sylvia Khoury

Director- Nike Doukas

First Rehearsal: 1/10/23

 

Taroon- Male- Afghan- early 30s

Afiya- Female- Afghan- early 30s

Leyla- Female- Afghan- early 30s

Jawid- Male- Afghan- late 30s

THE CHILDREN – Lucy Kirkwood

Director- Jenny Sullivan

First Rehearsal: 3/14/23

 

Rose- Female- 60s

Hazel- Female- 60s

Robin- Male- 60s

SEARED – Theresa Rebeck

Director- Jonathan Fox

First Rehearsal: 5/16/23

 

Harry- Male- 30s-40s

Rodney- Male- African American- early 20s

Mike- Male 30s-40s

Emily- Female- late 20s-early 30s


Work With Us

Current Openings as of 11/16/2022

Audio Engineer

Part Time/ show by show basis,

Hours are scheduled on an as- needed basis with no set schedule or guarantees with potential overtime

Pay: $25-$30 BOE


The Audio Engineer is part of a team that works in a creative space to make the sound designer's and music director’s ideas come to life. This position supervises the A2 and oversees the load in, strike, board operation and system maintenance of the Ensemble Theater Company show as assigned by the Production Manager. The Audio Engineer reports to the Lighting and A/V Supervisor and the Production Manager. 

Candidates should have detailed knowledge of the following:

  • Audio signal flow, troubleshooting and audio equipment repair 
  • Current audio technology, specifically wireless microphone setup/operation, com systems, QLab, and digital mixing (ETC uses a Allen and Heath SQ5 mixer)
  • Safe rigging practices

Job requirements include: 

  • Attending production meetings
  • Reading and interpreting designer drawings and communications regarding the sound design.
  • Leading load-in and strike of all audio equipment, including speakers, microphones, monitors, and band set-up.
  • Serving as primary audio engineer and board operator during tech and previews with the expectation of working evenings and weekends. 
    • Live-mixing band and vocals for a full-scale musical production
    • In collaboration with the sound designer, program all recorded tracks and effects in QLab.
    • Supervising sound check prior to each rehearsal and performance.
  • Running and maintaining sound design after show opening, including mixing, troubleshooting, speaker check, and maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Maintaining a clean and orderly working environment.
  • Working in a safe, efficient, and organized manner

Please send letter of interest and resume to productionmanager@etcsb.org 

Over-Hire Scenic Carpenter

Part Time/ show by show basis.

Hours are scheduled on an as- needed basis with no set schedule or guarantees with potential overtime

Pay: $17-$25 BOE

Scenic carpenters are part of a team that work in a creative space to make the set designers idea come to life. This position often carries over to load in the crew when it comes time to install the set you just helped build. The Ensemble Theater Company Scene Shop is off site therefore, carpenters must be able to travel from the shop in Goleta to the stage space in Santa Barbara. Carpenters report to the Technical Director and the Production Manager. You must know and be capable of the following:

  • Tool Usage
    • Table saw
    • Chop saw
    • Metal chop saw
    • Circular saw
    • Jig saw
    • Oscillator
    • sawzall
    • Drills/Impact Drivers
    • Pneumatic nail gun
    • Belt Sander
    • Grinders
    • Adhesives/Fasteners
    • Wrenches
  • Carpenters must know the basics of theater set construction
  • Know the true dimension of lumber and how to account for it in cuts and builds.
  • Can read/produce cut lists, and interpret working drawings.
  • Must be able to lift more than 75 lbs ( that is the average weight of a full sheet of ¾ plywood.)
  • Must have a general understanding of structural integrity in regards to framing of platforms and walls.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and take action from orders quickly.
  • Must be comfortable with climbing ladders and riding in lift baskets over 20 feet tall.
  • Must be comfortable with tight spaces (ex. Going under a platform, or between walls.)
  • MUST be willing and able to ask for clarifying questions and explanations.

Please send letter of interest and resume to productionmanager@etcsb.org

Part Time/ show by show basis,

Hours are scheduled on an as- needed basis with no set schedule or guarantees with potential overtime

Pay: $17-$25 BOE

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Scenic Welders are part of a team that work in a creative space to make the set designers idea come to life. This position often carries over to load in the crew when it comes time to install the set you just helped build. The Ensemble Theater Company Scene Shop is off site therefore, Welders must be able to travel from the shop in goleta to the stage space in Santa Barbara. Welders report to the Technical Director and the Production Manager. You must know and be capable of the following:

  • Tool Usage
    • Mig Welding 125-220
    • Aluminum welding (not required)
    • Oxy acetylene (not required)
    • ARC welding (not required)
    • Table saw
    • Chop saw
    • Metal chop saw
    • portaband
    • Sawzall
    • Drills/Impact Drivers
    • Pneumatic Staplers/nail guns
    • Belt Sander
    • Grinders
    • Adhesives/Fasteners
  • Welders Must know how to change the gas tank and wire wheel on a mig welder.
  • Must know how to clean metal and prep the space to begin welding.
  • Must follow proper ventilation and light protection guidelines.
  • Welders must know the basics of theater set construction
  • Can read/produce cut lists, and interpret working drawings.
  • Must have a general understanding of structural integrity in regards to framing of platforms and walls
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and take action from orders quickly.
  • Must be comfortable with climbing ladders and riding in lift baskets over 20 feet tall.
  • Must be comfortable with tight spaces (ex. Going under a platform, or between walls.)
  • MUST be willing and able to ask for clarifying questions and explanations.

Please send letter of interest and resume to productionmanager@etcsb.org 

Part Time/ show by show basis.

Hours are scheduled on an as- needed basis with no set schedule or guarantees with potential overtime

Pay: $15-$20 BOE


Wardrobe Run Crew is part of a team that works in a creative space to make the costume designer's idea come to life. This position assists actors with any dressing or quick change needs and  assists the wardrobe supervisor with laundry, repairs and organization. You Must be capable of the following:

  •  Assist actors with quick changes
  • Track costume pieces throughout show
  • Make sure all appropriate undergarments and costumes are available to actors before half hour
  • If needed, preset costumes in correct areas
  • Assist with wigs, hair, or makeup if needed
  • Costume maintenance and repair
  • Iron and steam costumes according to care instructions
  •  Laundry according to care instructions and equity standards
  • Possible sewing skills needed either by machine or hand

Please send letter of interest and resume to productionmanager@etcsb.org 

Properties Coordinator

Part Time/ show by show basis

Hours are scheduled on an as-needed basis with no set schedule or guarantees with potential overtime

Pay: $1000+ Stipend


The Properties coordinator is part of a team that works in a creative space to make the set designer’'s and director’s ideas come to life. This position oversees the load in and strike of props for the show and provides maintenance during the run of the show as assigned by the Production Manager. The properties coordinator  reports to the Production Manager. 

Candidates should have detailed knowledge of the following:

  • Mastery of prop and scenic prop construction and fabrications techniques, carpentry, upholstery, soft goods and crafts skills.
  • Organizational, collaborative, and communication skills

Job requirements include: 

  • Attending production meetings
  • Reading and interpreting designer drawings and communications regarding the properties for the show.
  • Leading load-in and strike of all properties for rehearsal, show, and photo shoot. 
  • Oversee the successful engineering, construction, installation and strike of props, furniture, and set dressing elements for the show.
  • Actively participating in props creation as needed
  • Ensure completion of all props and set dressing elements for each production to the satisfaction of set designers.
  • Coordinate with stage management and other departments as needed to support prop needs in rehearsals
  • Order all necessary materials and supplies in a timely manner; track delivers and purchase and submit all necessary paperwork to production manager
  • Work with the production manager to ensure the show is completed within deadlines and budgets.
  • Collaborate with the technical director and paint charge on construction schedules of certain items as needed. 
  • Maintaining a clean and orderly working environment.
  • Working in a safe, efficient, and organized manner

Please send letter of interest and resume to productionmanager@etcsb.org 

Production Administrative Assistant

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Production Administrative Assistant. This part-time position requires someone who has demonstrated administrative or clerical experience and knowledge of theatrical production departments. Applicants for this role should have exceptional attention to detail, keen analytical skills, communication and collaboration skills, and demonstrated time-management and problem-solving skills.

Production Administrative Assistant Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides administrative support to the Production Manager and other production staff to ensure the efficient operation of production department
  • Maintains production calendar with all production meetings, deadlines, performances, and venue rentals.
  • Schedules production meetings
  • Schedules facility walk-throughs with contractors and production manager
  • Responds to venue rental inquiries via phone and email.
  • Writes estimates and contracts for venue rentals.
  • Runs in-town errands for production department
  • Requests quotes/estimates for materials and services
  • Places orders for production department
  • Creates and distributes templates, reports and forms.
  • Assists with payment of invoices and fees
  • Assists with budget tracking through data entry

Qualifications

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace

This position will work 15-20 hours per week.

Please send letter of interest and resume to productionmanager@etcsb.org 

New Play Submissions

ETC does not accept manuscripts through the mail. We do, however, accept electronic scripts with play synopses and character breakdown, via email only to info@etcsb.org. Please note that you will receive a response only if we have further interest. Please do not follow up via phone or email.

ETC Shop Services

ETC’s production team has a fully functional scene shop capable of fabricating for theatrical needs and other events. If you are interested in having ETC fabricate for your next show or event, please contact the ETC production manager at productionmanager@etcsb.org for available build slots. 

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