Lobero Theatre Production Files (1924-1993)

This database contains listings for all events at Santa Barbara's Lobero Theatre from 1924-1993, including concerts, plays, films and community events. The database allows searching by production number and title, producer (e.g. Lobero Theatre, Community Arts Association, Music Academy of the West etc.), and the date.

For each production after 1938, the Lobero Theatre maintained files for each production which generally includes newspaper clippings, financial information, programs. Files for each production can be paged by bringing the box number to the Special Collections service desk.

Productions before 1938 (generally those without a production number) are documented by scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and programs kept by the Lobero. For pre-1938 productions, bring the year of the production to the Special Collections service desk to retrieve that year's scrapbook. Scrapbooks are fragile and in the interests of preservation we request that they be handled with care and photocopies may not be possible.

Files from 1994 to the present are help by Special Collections but are not indexed by production yet. See the inventories of more recent accessions for files on recent productions: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections/performing-arts/pamss04

Contact Special Collections Staff for assistance with your research.