Santa Barbara’s Teen Theatre Company

Fall Play. Spring Musicals. Year Round Experience.

We’re a performance conservatory that provides professional training, personal growth, and a like-minded tribe for teen actors aged 12-18.

The lights are ON at Lights Up!

Adjusting like crazy, we’ve been busy this year bringing joy to our teen actors by finding ways to connect, play, and rehearse together safely. And now we’re thrilled to be able to share that joy with you!

We filmed two productions over the course of the coronavirus pandemic: David Ives’ hilariously avant garde comedy All in the Timing, and our own almost “impossible dream,” the romantic, idealistic and musically brilliant Man of La Mancha, starring actors from our advanced high school company.

And we were even able to perform a live, outdoor production of the beloved The Sound of Music, at Garden Street Academy. The hills were alive with the sound of music!

What we believe in

Trust comes first. Add a (very) high bar, deep respect, and creative passion. That's how professional actors—and great humans—come to be.

Find Your Light

Lights Up! Theatre Company is a haven for Santa Barbara teens to learn, stretch, trust, and go deeper than they’d gone before, all while having a blast. We are a company of actors who support one another as we each find our special light.

We present a professionally produced straight play in the fall and a fully staged musical in the spring. We rehearse during the school year as a company to hone our craft, develop deep lifelong connections, and explore who we are as actors and people. We are a tribe. Want in?


How We Work

Company members can choose between an acting intensive program that culminates in a straight play performance at the Center Stage Theater in December, a musical program that leads to our spring Musical in March at the Marjorie Luke Theatre, or a combined program which gives them the best chance to develop their skills across all disciplines. We work hard, and we play just as fiercely. Expect lots of focus and as much laughter. Guest artist workshops, field trips, and a thrilling student-directed showcase featuring favorite broadway songs and scenes round out our curriculum. Sound exciting? The first step is to schedule a friendly, low-stress audition!


Big Fish / Majorie Luke Theatre / April 24-27, 2019 / Inaugural Musical Production!!!

“An astoundingly good production of a very fun show. The huge cast seemed well rehearsed and certainly enthusiastic, the big production numbers were full of fabulous set pieces and terrific dance sequences, and the costumes were worth the price of admission alone.” ~Montecito Journal

Want to join our company?

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