Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Box Office: 831-420-5260
The Civic is closed Mondays, except for events.
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Welcome to the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, A Cornerstone of Our Community
Celebrating 75 Years!
On March 28, 1940, a three-day fete celebrated the grand opening of the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Some 5,000 members of the community toured the Auditorium that first day, peeking into meeting rooms, trying out the seats, and marveling at its newness and the promise of things to come.
Constructed at a cost of roughly $275,000, the Civic was funded in large part by a grant from the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) which provided employment opportunities through public works projects from coast to coast.
On alternate occasions since opening day, the Civic Auditorium has been a sports arena, theater, concert hall, ice skating rink, town hall, convention center, exhibition hall, dance hall, sound stage, banquet room, ceremonial hall, movie theater, Red Cross shelter, graduation hall and more.
The Civic's 75 years of service have reflected the growth and change in our community and in the world at large. To unravel the thread of Auditorium history is to journey a civic and cultural timeline of the latter half of the twentieth century.
SAVE THE DATE! Join us in a community celebration of the Civic on Saturday, March 28th. This free 'open house' of festivities include tours, the unveiling of an art installation, entertainment, and much more. Details to be announced - like us on Facebook for announcements!
Use the following links for more information:
- Upcoming Events
- Directions & Parking
- Events & Ticket Policies
- Reserving the Civic
- Season Partners
- 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 www.SantaCruzTickets.com
- UCSC Ticket Office on the UC campus
The Civic is honored to be the home of our Season Producers: the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the Santa Cruz Symphony, Santa Cruz Follies, Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre, and the Santa Cruz Derby Girls.