Tag archives: Lobero Theatre Foundation

A Look Toward the Future: How Endowing the Lobero Helps the Community
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 26, 2021

The Lobero Theatre is by far the oldest performing arts venue in Santa Barbara. In fact, it’s actually the longest operating theater in all of California, dating back just a couple of decades after California became the 31st state admitted to the union. The Lobero also ranks fourth in seniority among all performing arts buildings […]

Cultural Moments
By Lynda Millner   |   February 11, 2021

With Valentine’s Day coming up, what did Jose Lobero (born Giuseppe in Genoa, Italy) love? He loved opera and in 1873 he built a theater to house that love. It began as an old wooden schoolhouse and became the largest adobe structure in California for its time, housing the only opera house south of San […]

Lobero Theatre Associates Annual Luncheon
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   October 3, 2019

In September the Lobero Theatre Associates held their annual luncheon at La Cumbre Country Club, treated to lunch and informal modeling courtesy of Giuliana Montecito and exquisite jewelry from Oliver & Espig Gallery.  The mission of the Lobero Theatre Associates is to raise money for the Lobero Theatre Foundation in its efforts to serve the […]

Lobero Theatre Associates
By Lynda Millner   |   September 27, 2018

In 1938, the Lobero Theatre Foundation was incorporated to maintain, preserve, and present programming for the Lobero Theatre. In 1972, the Associates was founded as a women’s auxiliary to support the theater’s mission. One of those founding members is still with the group, Marilyn Schuermann. The associates hold a seat on the Lobero Theatre Foundation […]