Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:

GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
The Granada Theatre invites you to bring the whole family to our 3rd annual Holiday Movie Day! Featuring festive holiday films for every age and special live performances from local children’s groups. Enjoy free popcorn with the movies and an appearance from the big man himself – Santa! The fun begins at 11am on Saturday, December 5th.

In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

Sat 12/5/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Scrooged

Calvary Chapel Christmas Eve
2015/2016 Calvary Chapel
Calvary Chapel Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve at The Granada Theatre offers a wonderful night full of familiar Christmas music arranged beautifully by recording artist Joseph Pfeifer & Band and an inspiring message by Pastor David Guzik. The evening is presented by Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara and is themed for the whole family.

Admission and childcare are free. Childcare is offered for children 3 and under.

Receive your free ticket at the door. Doors open at 2:30 and 4:30.

Everyone is welcome.

NOTE: FREE TICKETS will be available at the front doors of The Granada Theatre on a first come first served basis. Childcare services will be provided for the 3PM and 5PM times in The McCune Founders Room.

Thu 12/24/15 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Calvary Chapel Christmas Eve
Thu 12/24/15 5:00PM The Granada Theatre Calvary Chapel Christmas Eve

Kids Helping Kids Presents NEEDTOBREATHE
2015/2016 Kids Helping Kids
Kids Helping Kids Presents NEEDTOBREATHE
A Benefit Concert

JOHNNYSWIM will open.

Tickets: $29-804*
Ticket prices include Facility Fee

Kids Helping Kids, it’s in the name. For the past eight years Kids Helping Kids has put on an annual benefit concert featuring recording artists such as Sara Bareilles, Switchfoot, Andy Grammer, and Ingrid Michaelson. Kids Helping Kids is an entirely student-run, official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by the Advanced Placement Economics students at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, California. These students share one common passion - to improve the lives of disadvantaged kids both locally and globally.
Fri 1/8/16 7:15PM The Granada Theatre Kids Helping Kids Presents NEEDTOBREATHE
Sat 1/9/16 7:15PM The Granada Theatre Kids Helping Kids Presents NEEDTOBREATHE

Itzhak Perlman, violin & Emanuel Ax, piano
Event Sponsor: Sara Miller McCune

Undeniably one of the most beloved violinists in the world, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Recognized for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is a Kennedy Center Honoree treasured by audiences who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music. This season, Perlman celebrates his 70th birthday with a duo recital with world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or
Thu 1/21/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Itzhak Perlman, violin & Emanuel Ax, piano

The Beach Boys
Pacific Coast Presents
The Beach Boys
Tickets: $83-123*
Prices include Facility Fee

Tickets go on sale to general public Friday, November 20th, 2015 @ 10AM through The Granada Theatre box office and website

Formed in Hawthorne, California in suburban Los Angeles in 1961 by brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine, their songs about surfing, cars and romance led to 36 Top 40 singles. The Beach Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and have sold over 100 million records world wide. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked them Number 12 in their listing of Greatest Rock Bands of All Time. Lead singer, songwriter, band leader Mike Love is joined on tour by keyboard player / singer Bruce Johnston, who joined the band in 1964. Dennis Wilson drowned in Los Angeles in 1983, and Carl Wilson died of cancer in 1998. Brian Wilson tours only rarely. Brian and The Beach Boys are the subjects of a highly regarded new movie starring John Cusack, "Love And Mercy", which was released in June.

Singles included "I Get Around", "Fun Fun Fun", "Surfin' USA", "Be True To Your School", "Little Surfer Girl", "Sloop John B", "Little Deuce Coupe", 'When I Grow Up To Be A Man", "Don't Worry Baby", "409", "Wendy", "Barbara Ann","Wouldn't It Be Nice", "God Only Knows", "Caroline, No", "Sail On Sailor" and "Kokomo".

*Ticket prices are subject to change without notice
Sat 1/30/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre The Beach Boys

Cameron Carpenter
2015/2016 UCSB A&L
Cameron Carpenter
“No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical cosmos.” San Francisco Chronicle

Cameron Carpenter is smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music, and all the while generating international acclaim unprecedented in his field. Carpenter’s repertoire – from the complete works of J. S. Bach to film scores, his original compositions and hundreds of transcriptions and arrangements – is probably the largest and most diverse of any organist.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or
Tue 2/9/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Cameron Carpenter

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
Event Sponsor: Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree

“Classical musicmaking rarely achieves this combination of spontaneity and superb craftsmanship.” The Washington Post

Under the direction of Yo-Yo Ma, the indefatigable Silk Road Ensemble returns for two glorious nights of globally-inspired musicianship. The Grammy-nominated collective of performers from Asia, Europe and the Americas combines superb technique with an eagerness to connect across cultures and musical traditions.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or
Sun 2/21/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
Mon 2/22/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Yuja Wang, piano
2015/2016 UCSB A&L
Yuja Wang, piano
“Yuja Wang is a wonder… She displayed degrees of speed, agility and strength that may have been in violation of gravity’s laws.” Los Angeles Times

Lauded for her prodigious technique, the 28-year-old Chinese-born pianist Yuja Wang has been praised for her authority over the most complex technical demands of the repertoire, and the depth, of her musical insight, as well as her fresh interpretations and charismatic stage presence.

Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or
Mon 5/2/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Yuja Wang, piano