Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Music , Theater , Event Planning , Event Space

Dedicated in 1940 in downtown Santa Cruz, the Civic Auditorium is classic California. Arched granite pillars cover the brick entryway and warm pastel colors fill the hallways to create an inviting, slightly deco atmosphere. 

The Civic has hosted Ray Charles, Smashing Pumpkins, Dalai Lama, Bob Dylan and Ani Difranco. The building is home to the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and the Santa Cruz County Symphony. Sporting events include the Santa Cruz Derby Girls, Dad's Club and the U.S. Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament. Visit our event archives on the Past Events page.

Use the following links for more information:
Upcoming Events
Directions & Parking
Events & Ticket Policies
Reserving the Civic
Job Openings

Box Office Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 
The Box Office will open 90 minutes prior to events for event sales only.

There are several ways to purchase tickets for events at the Civic:

In person at the Civic Box Office
By phone 831-420-5260 - during Box Office Hours
Online via
UCSC Ticket Office on the UC campus

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307 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA



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