For the extremely gifted student of the performing arts, nothing rivals the elation and sense of accomplishment achieved by performing for the community at large in an ensemble of equally gifted, young performers, and working with topnotch union technicians and a world class orchestra on a state-of-the-art, professional stage.

Over the last nine years, SBYET’s unparalleled productions of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, DAMN YANKEES, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS, WEST SIDE STORY, OLIVER, GYPSY, LES MISERABLES, and INTO THE WOODS have graced the stage at the Lobero Theater, earning Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre a stalwart reputation in the community.

Our ultimate goal each year is to produce a full-scale Broadway musical with a full orchestra, sophisticated sets, costumes, and intricate lighting designs. We are hoping to hire a director of development to assist with sponsorships, grant writing, and building community outreach. Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre wants to continue to attract outstanding instructors/directors and provide student scholarships for outstanding candidates who cannot afford tuition.