Welcome to our 2023 – 2024 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.
By Stefano Massini, Adapted By Ben Power
Tony award for Best Play 2022
Weaving together nearly two centuries of family history, this epic theatrical event charts the humble beginnings, outrageous successes and devastating failure of the financial institution that would ultimately bring the global economy to its knees. The Lehman Trilogy is the quintessential story of western capitalism, rendered through the lens of a single immigrant family.
“True blockbuster theatre that will hold you captive until the final curtain call.” – Vanity Fair
Written by Mark Saltzman
Directed by TBD
World Premiere Musical – Based on the true story of the secret romance of the real Alice (Alice Liddell), who as a child was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s immortal story, and her British prince, Leopold, the youngest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, during the four years he spent at Oxford. This romantic comedy tells the tale of the Prince’s courtship of Alice and the Queen’s furious objections. To honor the a cappella traditions at Oxford the music of Alice, Formerly of Wonderland is performed without accompaniment.
3-show subscriptions are now available for as low a $114. Please contact our box office at 805.965.5400. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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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ETC Box Office (805) 965-5400
Mailing Address and Phone:
P.O. Box 2307
Santa Barbara, CA 93120
Box Office 805.965.5400
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.
Theater Tickets Make Great Gifts!
Ensemble Theatre Company gift certificates do not expire, and may be redeemed for any ETC production or education class.
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.
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.
Box Office: 805-965-5400
Email: Click here to email the Box Office
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.