Civic Auditorium


Civic AuditoriumSanta Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Administration: 831-420-5240
Box Office: 831-420-5260
Fax: 831-420-5261
The Civic is closed Mondays, except for events.

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Welcome to the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
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 Symphony. Sporting events have included 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.

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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 

 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, and Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre.






Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Orchestra

 SCBT Nutcracker