University of California, Santa Barbara Arts and Lectures
Ticket Office: (805) 893-3535
MON - FRI / 10AM - 5PM

Youth and Child Tickets

With a few exceptions noted below, A&L’s performing arts season is designed primarily for adult audiences. However, some of our performances will reward young viewers. If you have questions about the appropriateness of an event, please don’t hesitate to call. Each child, regardless of age, must have a ticket and sit in a seat.

UCSB student ticket info can be found here.


Family Fun series

Featuring the best music, theater, storytelling and films for kids, the Family Fun series offers weekends of captivating, world-class entertainment to dazzle and delight the whole family. Join us an hour before each Family Fun show for face painting, crafts and more.

Family Fun Series


National Geographic Live series

Featuring dynamic presentations by today’s leading explorers, scientists, filmmakers and photographers, the National Geographic Live series covers a wide range of topics including: exploration and adventure; wildlife and habitat conservation; natural phenomena; and relevant issues such as climate change.

National Geographic Live series


Additional Shows

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
King Lear
THU, NOV 20 & FRI, NOV 21 / 8 PM / CAMPBELL HALL
A vivid and arresting new production of what many call Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.

Kodo
One Earth Tour:Mystery
WED, FEB 4 / 7 PM / GRANADA THEATRE
A tour-deforce display of exquisite musicianship, Shinto dancing and dazzling visual theater by Japan’s most celebrated taiko drumming ensemble.
Purchase with Family Fun series and save 20%

Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live!
Buddy's Big Adventure
SUN, FEB 8 / 3 PM / GRANADA THEATRE
Join the beloved cast of this Emmy-nominated PBS KIDS series for a fun-filled, interactive trip back to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth… and rode in trains!
Purchase with Family Fun series and save 20%

Cirque Mechanics
Pedal Punk
SUN, MAR 8 / 3 PM & 7 PM / CAMPBELL HALL
You’ve never seen a circus like this: Founded by BMX rider, acrobat and mechanical wiz Chris Lashua, Pedal Punk is a dazzling whirl of acrobats, cyclists and mind-blowing, one-of-a-kind machines!


Community Outreach

Arts & Lectures also offers opportunities for members of the public to observe master classes and attend advanced community dance classes with visiting artists. Visit our Upcoming Sessions page for listings.

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