Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Granada Theatre

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Enjoy an evening in a world-class performing arts center with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra! Located less than 1 mile from the Granada Theatre, Broughton’s boutique hotel the Spanish Garden Inn is the perfect place to stay.


About Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor Sir Thomas Beecham founded the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1932. The LPO thrived until 1940 when wartime dried the finances of the orchestra’s rich supporters. Beecham left London to conduct in Australia and the United States while the orchestra reorganized and continued on without him as a self-governing body. Beecham later returned to England in 1944 and the LPO welcomed him back. However, the orchestra refused to give him back his position and authority as chief conductor, so he left and went on to create his own orchestra. In 1946 Beecham reached an agreement with the Royal Philharmonic Society stating that his new orchestra would replace the LPO at all of the society’s concerts, thus gaining the right to name the new ensemble the “Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.”


The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Beecham, filled the hall with golden tone at their first performance in 1946. Beecham continued to lead the orchestra until 1960, when ill health forced him to retire. Beecham passed away in 1961, and the orchestra has since had seven chief conductors including current leader Charles Dutoit. The orchestra is proud to be approaching its seventieth year of success with a thriving live performance schedule, an extensive catalogue of recordings, and even its own record label.


The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing pieces from Ludwig van Beethoven and Edward Elgar at the historical Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara on Tuesday, January 19th at 8pm. Tickets to the show start at $38 and are available to purchase online.


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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Granada Theatre

Where: Santa Barbara, California

When: Tuesday, January 19th @ 8pm



Where to Stay


Spanish Garden Inn

Santa Barbara’s finest luxury boutique hotel, located downtown. The Spanish Garden Inn is your perfect summer festival basecamp. Enjoy its unique atmosphere and luxurious accommodations while planning out your days itinerary! 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805.564.4700