July and August Open Consoles: 15 July and 12 August 2017
Our July open console will be Saturday, 15 July 2017 from 9 AM to 11 AM
Our August open console will be Saturday, 12 August 2017 from 9 AM to 11 AM
Open consoles are open to the public. Bring your friends. Tell your neighbors. Come play the organ, or just listen. Chamber tours will be conducted.
Enter the Arlington Theatre through the side door on the Sola Street side of the theatre nearest the rear of the building. The door will be propped open. This double door has stairs leading down to it.
Please do not enter by the theatre back door near Sola street (a single door), which has a single stair step going up. This door may be opened by the stage crew for their use. It leads to the backstage, and we are not permitted in that area.
We had a problem with a recent open console, which was greatly attended (thanks to a wonderful Santa Barbara News Press article). Unfortunately, guests wandered outside the area of the organ console, principally backstage, the dressing rooms, the lobby, and the balcony. This intrusion strained our relationship with the theatre. If you attend the open console, please stay near the area of the organ console and theatre seats, or accompany an SBTOS member for a chamber tour.
The Arlington Theatre is located at 1317 State Street between Victoria and Sola streets.
Newsletter & Membership:
By joining SBTOS, you receive our monthly newsletter and you support the Santa Barbara Theatre Organ Society. Our dues are $15.00/year, or $5.00/year if you get the email version of the newsletter. The membership application can be downloaded here. Mail to: Santa Barbara Theatre Organ Society, POB 1913, Goleta, CA 93116-1913.
SBTOS Telephone Hot Line: 805-685-9891
In addition to this web site, you can use the hot line to find out about the next concert, open console, Board meeting, etc.