New Theatre Shows 2024-2025

Welcome to our 2024 – 2025 theatre season! We are thrilled to unveil a rich array of plays in Santa Barbara that promise to deliver unforgettable experiences. Explore our productions below and discover the magic of live performances.

Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors October 2024

The Lehman Trilogy April 4 - 21, 2024

Rating: PG-13    Genre: Comedy

Ever wondered what would happen if you took Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire tale and put in into a blender with the comedic influences of Mel Brooks, Monty Python and The 39 Steps? That’s just what happens in this lightning-fast, laugh-out-loud 90-minute gender-bending, quick-change magical romp. Famed female vampire hunter Jean Van Helsing and her motley company chase Count Dracula from the English countryside to Transylvania to “other frightening places.” Their antics brim with enough tongue-in-cheek mayhem to fill your cup of giggles.

Million Dollar Quartet December 2024

The Lehman Trilogy April 4 - 21, 2024

Rating:  G          Genre: Play with Music

The Tony® Award-nominated musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny.

Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actor/musicians. Showcased hit songs include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

Hamlet February 2025

The Lehman Trilogy April 4 - 21, 2024

Rating: PG-13    Genre: Thriller

The most famous thriller ever written is given a visceral, frightening, and moving new modern dress production. This production of Hamlet will reinvent Shakespeare’s tragedy for the 21st century, drawing new resonance from this 400-year-old play’s investigation of family, madness, murder, and forgiveness. 

Young Hamlet returns home from university to find his father dead, his inheritance stolen, and his mother remarried to his uncle. When the ghost of his father returns from the grave and pressures his son into a mission of revenge, Hamlet jump starts a chain of events that will redefine his relationship to his parents, his mortality, his nation, and himself. 

Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone April 2025

The Lehman Trilogy April 4 - 21, 2024

Rating: G           Genre: Play with Music

George Gershwin Alone tells the story of America’s great composer who, with the groundbreaking “Rhapsody in Blue,” made a “Lady out of Jazz.” The show incorporates the composer’s best-known songs from “The Man I Love” and “Someone to Watch Over Me”, through the hits of An American In Paris and Porgy and Bess, to a complete performance of “Rhapsody In Blue”. George Gershwin was born in 1898 to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents in Brooklyn. Together, he and his brother Ira wrote standards such as “The Man I Love,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Embraceable You,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “I Got Rhythm,” “’S Wonderful” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me.” His groundbreaking opera, Porgy and Bess, is now considered an American classic. All told, George Gershwin wrote more than 1,000 songs for the stage and screen as well as works for the opera house and the symphony orchestra. In 1937, Gershwin died of an undiagnosed brain tumor at the age of 38, never knowing how famous and beloved he and his work would become.

Justice June 2025

Rating: G          Genre: Cabaret
           

JUSTICE features the “firsts” of the Supreme Court Justices. JUSTICE explores the first women on the U.S. Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor at the height of their power. Following the fraught confirmation process of Justice Sotomayor, we uncover the true sisterhood of these three iconic Americans as they inspire, challenge, and usher in the next generation of changemakers and trailblazers in American jurisprudence, while fighting private battles of their own. They confront and comfort each other about equal justice under the law, legal strategy, civic responsibility, as well as husbands, motherhood, kids, dreams, and sorrows, all while setting a new course for our country and the world.

Ticket Information

Subscription renewals to ETC’s 2024-25 “Legends and Legacies” Season will go on sale on Wednesday, April 10. New Subscriptions will go on sale Wednesday, May 15. Subscription can be obtained by calling the Box Office at 805-965-5400. All shows will perform at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. Five-play season ticket prices range from $190.00 – $435.00.

 

Single tickets will go on sale August 1, 2024 and will range from $40 – $94, with discounts available for seniors. 

Student tickets are available for only $25 each, and tickets for patrons 35-and-under are just $35 (subscription price is $165.00). Single tickets will be available through the ETC box office at (805) 965-5400, or online at etcsb.org.

For group sales information, please call (805) 965-5400.


The Box Office is open Tuesday–Saturday 1pm–5pm and one hour prior to all performances.

Plays, artists, dates and prices may be subject to change.

Low-Cost Preview Nights $190 – $240
Get in early – and be a part of the show’s development.
Opening Night Series $190 – $395
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 $190 – $395
A free, lively, and informative half-hour talk in The New Vic courtyard before each Wednesday evening performance. Enhance your theater-going experience with background information on the play you are about to see.

Wednesday Conversations Series $190 – $395

New Wednesday matinee series a half-hour conversation in The New Vic courtyard before the new Wednesday matinee (performance at 2pm).  Invited guest scholars will share their insights on topics particular to each production over a cup of tea.
Thursday Talk-Back Series $190 – $395
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 $190 – $395
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 $190 – $395
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)
35-and-Under Series $165
Theatergoers 35 and under and full-time students enjoy an even greater discount when subscribing to the entire season. (I.D. Required)

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Mailing Address and Phone:
P.O. Box 2307
Santa Barbara, CA 93120
Box Office 805.965.5400
Fax 805.568.3806

Box Office Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday
from 1 pm to 5 pm 
and 1 hour prior to performance time. 
Now open for in-person service.


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

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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.

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Contact

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

Enjoy the Best Theater in Santa Barbara!
 

For the health, safety and well-being of our patrons, staff and artists, masks are strongly recommended in the theater. 


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. 

 

Please note: this policy is subject to change at any time in accordance with fluctuating local, state and federal guidelines. Please check www.etcsb.org for any updated procedures before your scheduled performance date.

If you have already purchased your subscription, season tickets will be out for delivery by the beginning of September.

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