Policies

The Santa Barbara Bowl strives to provide a spectacular experience to all our guests. Please adhere to the following for everyone's safety and enjoyment.


COVID Information

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Smoke-Free

Santa Barbara Bowl is a smoke-free facility.

  • No tobacco
  • No vaping
  • No marijuana

Consistent with Santa Barbara County and Santa Barbara City law.


No Bags

For safety and speed of entry, a No Bags policy is enforced.  Please do not bring any bags or purses to events.

Guests may bring a small handheld bag, purse or clutch - maximum size is 10" x 7" x 2" (about the size of a small hard-cover book).

Smaller infant and medical bags may be allowed; please discuss with personnel at security check.


Respect Everyone

Please be respectful of fellow concert-goers.

  • Keep talking to a minimum.
  • Do not encroach in others' space.
  • Help everyone have the best time possible.

Rain or Shine

All events will take place rain or shine.

Umbrellas create sightline restrictions and are not allowed at any event.


Seating, Standing & Dancing

Please be considerate and neighborly to other guests and refrain from conduct that is offensive or physically dangerous. 

  • Remain in assigned seat or open public areas.
  • Please do not enter restricted areas.
  • Avoid standing or loitering in aisles and stairways as fire code regulations require they be clear at all times.
  • Be considerate of guests who want to watch the show by not obstructing others' view.
  • Dance in designated areas, such as the floor area when permitted.

Food & Beverage

No outside food or beverage allowed. No containers like glass bottles, cans, ice chests, or picnic baskets allowed.

One factory-sealed, plastic water bottle 1 liter or smaller is allowed per person.

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One empty reusable water bottle 32 oz. (plastic or stainless steel) or smaller is allowed per person.

To purchase or possess alcoholic beverages, you must

  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Present a valid driver’s license or approved identification card to appropriate Bowl staff.
  • Wear the alcohol wristband at all times.

Photo & Video

Permission to record is left to artist discretion. Please check the Bowl's home page on the day of the concert for details on what the artist has approved. Unless noted, no recording is allowed. This includes:

  • Photography
  • Video Recording
  • Audio Recording

Appropriate Dress & Restricted Items

Please dress appropriately and refrain from bringing potentially dangerous or illegal items to the show. To keep all guests safe, the following is prohibited:

  • Bare feet
  • Wallet chains
  • Spiked clothing or jewelry
  • Gang emblems or insignias
  • Weapons or weapon-like devices of any kind
  • Knives
  • Mace
  • Pepper spray
  • Fireworks or sparklers
  • Controlled substances
  • Laser Pointers
  • Balls
  • Glow sticks
  • Umbrellas
  • Strollers
  • Backpacks or Large Bags
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Seat Cushions with Exposed Metal
  • Banners or Signs
  • Unapproved promotional material or merchandise
  • iPads/Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Selfie Sticks
  • GoPros

Lost & Found

The Bowl is not responsible for any articles lost or left behind. Any item turned in to the Box Office will be kept for 30 days.