Santa Barbara Events 2023

New Theatre Shows 2023-2024

Immerse yourself in theater performances that will linger in your memory. Our season productions are crafted not only to entertain but also to challenge and inspire.

ETC Special Events

Enjoy special theater experiences whether they are local to Santa Barbara or across the country

Non ETC Events

In addition to hosting a myriad of theatrical productions and enriching educational programs, the New Vic serves as a venue for various community events in Santa Barbara that contribute to our vibrant community atmosphere.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re interested in keeping up with upcoming events in Santa Barbara, subscribing to the ETC is a great way to stay informed. You’ll receive timely updates on shows and events, have the opportunity to secure tickets in advance, and enjoy access to exclusive offers.

Feel free to reach out and contact ETC to clarify any doubts or seek additional information about the events. We are here to assist you!

  • Axxess members: Buy one, get one free at the box office with the Axxess app.
  • Students: $25 tickets with valid ID at the box office.
  • Subscribers: Enjoy 15% off additional tickets.
  • Seniors: Avail $5 off per ticket.
    *Only one discount is applicable per ticket purchase.
All ticket sales are final, but we accommodate exchanges or transfers for the same show in case of changes in plans or emergencies. Please call at least 24 hours before the show for availability. Exchanges may incur a price increase, and no refunds or exchanges are allowed from past performances.

Santa Barbara downtown public parking lots offer convenient access to the New Vic at 33 West Victoria Street, next door to the corner of Chapala Street and one block west of State Street.


Patrons may park in Lot 5, access via Chapala Street (1200 block) or Lot 6 (Granada Garage) from Anacapa Street (1200 block). Both of these lots are a short walk to the theater and are part of the Downtown Public Parking District. The first 75 minutes are FREE and each additional hour or part of are $2.50. For persons with disabilities the first 2.5 hours are FREE (present your placard). Street parking after 6pm is FREE.


The parking lot off 100 West Victoria is FREE after 6pm Monday through Sunday (behind the Louise Lowry Davis Recreational Center

Engaging with the Ensemble Theatre Company events in Santa Barbara is a delightful opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of theatre. We offer various services and platforms for participation:


ETC Shop Services: Our production team, operating from a fully equipped scene shop, is skilled in fabricating for theatrical needs and various events. If you are interested in utilizing ETC’s fabrication services for an upcoming show or event, please reach out to our Production Manager at to discuss available build slots.


New Play Submissions: Are you a playwright looking to share your creation? Our New Play Submissions platform is the perfect place to submit your play synopsis and character breakdowns electronically. Send your submissions to

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