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Ticketing FAQs


You can browse our most asked questions on the right. Simply click a question to see it’s answer.

Can’t find your answer here? Contact us at the Music Academy Ticket Office 805-969-8787

When is the Ticket Office open?

The Ticket Office is open weekdays 10 am – 5 pm and can be reached by phone (805-969-8787) or email (

The Carsey Ticket Office will be available by phone only weekdays April 1 through June 4, 2024. The Carsey Ticket Office will be open in person on weekdays beginning June 5 for the 2024 Summer Festival.

The Carsey Ticket Office will not be open in person during our off-season.

When do tickets go on sale for the 2024 Summer Festival?

Subscription series go on sale beginning April 10. Individual tickets go on sale beginning May 1.

Vivace Donor Society and Encore Donor Society members receive early access before they go on sale to the public. Members can purchase subscription series beginning April 1 and individual tickets beginning April 22.

NEW! Reserve your picnic tables online as a series subscriber.

Gather together for pre-concert picnics at the Academy this summer! We have added more picnics dates to enjoy (Thursdays AND Fridays) - and made them even easier to reserve with your ticket order.

  • Simply subscribe to a picnic-eligible concert series and add on your desired picnic table reservation with your order at non additional cost.
  • Picnic-eligible concert series are the x2 Series, Fellow Fridays (formerly known as the Picnic Concert series), and one event within the Lehrer Vocal Institute Series (Opera Scenes on Fri, June 21).
  • For assistance with reserving your table, please call our Ticket Office at 805-969-8787.


When do Community Access tickets go on sale?

Community Access tickets will be available for our 2024 Summer Festival beginning on June 7 at 10 am, subject to availability. Tickets are available in person at the Carsey Ticket Office or online. Due to the high in-person traffic volume, phone orders will be delayed.

The Community Access Ticket program is designed to ensure low-to-moderate income households in Santa Barbara County have access to the magic of music by providing subsidized tickets to more than 130 performances.

The Community Access Ticket program is made possible in the loving memory of Linda Sawyer Frankel.

The Music Academy's 7-17s FREE program welcomes families to bring young people to Festival events, fostering lifelong appreciation of the performing arts. Young people ages 7-17 can receive a ticket free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Available online and in person, while tickets are available.
What if I forget my password?

When you go to login, click the “Forgot password” icon for an email to be sent to reset your password. After providing your email, click “send verification email” for the reset password email to send. Follow the set of instructions in the email that you receive in order to reset your password

Are you still presenting the Met Live in HD series in Hahn Hall?

Music Academy will not be presenting the 2023-2024 Met Live in HD season. 

The live broadcasts of Met Live in HD will be shown at the Metropolitan Metro 4 Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara. 

How do you redeem a Masterclass Voucher Pack?

In order to obtain your tickets for the masterclasses you wish to attend, you need to select your tickets ahead of time. This ensures that our classes don’t exceed capacity and everyone has a seat.

Once you have redeemed your tickets, you will receive an email with a PDF file that contains all of your e-tickets. Please have your e-ticket ready upon arrival so our ushers can scan you in at the door.

To redeem our Masterclass Voucher Pack tickets, please follow the steps below:

  • Sign in to your Music Academy account at
  • Once you have signed in to your Music Academy account, you will be able to add your tickets to your cart for each masterclass you wish to attend.
  • Once you have filled your cart with all your desired tickets, you will “checkout” and the Masterclass Voucher Pack will automatically deduct the cost up to 20 tickets total.
  • After you have completed the transaction, you will receive an email containing your e-tickets. Your e-ticket is your ticket in to the class!

Where do I see information about the concerts?

Click on “Events” or the calendar icon at the top of the homepage to view events. After you select an event, you will be redirected to the event page with information specific to that concert. 

Do I get the same seats I had the year prior?

Yes, subscription seats carry over each year. 2022 subscription series seats are available to renew for the 2024 Summer Festival. Make sure you log into your account to purchase your series.

What if I want to purchase tickets with a friend?

Either purchase them on one account or call the Ticket Office for assistance.

When will the tickets be emailed to me?

After you complete a transaction, you will receive 2 emails from our ticket office. The first email will contain confirmation of your transaction. The second email will contain a PDF file with all of your eTickets. You should receive these emails within the same day that you complete the transaction. If you do not receive an email, please call the Ticket Office at 805-969-8787 for assistance. Please note that all Granada eTickets will be delivered 24 hours prior to the concert by the Granada Box Office.

How do I use the eTickets when I arrive at an event?

You can show your eTicket on your phone to be scanned by an usher, or you may print the pdf out at home and bring it to be scanned.

What if I make a mistake and purchase the wrong ticket?

Please contact the Ticket Office for assistance.

I purchased a ticket for an event I will not be able to attend. Can I return the ticket?

Please phone the Ticket Return Hotline at 805-565-5400 at least 24 hours prior to the event to donate your tickets back to the Academy. We will provide written acknowledgement of your tax-deductible contribution.

How do I tell which eTickets are for which event?

eTickets are sorted chronologically by type of event. For example, eTickets to Clarinet Masterclasses are sorted together chronologically. You will need to open the attachment to view the eTicket.

I purchased multiple tickets to a single event. Will I receive all of those at once?

Yes, eTickets for the same event will appear in a single file. 

I’ve lost my eTicket email… Where can I find my tickets?

All eTickets are available in your account on When signed into your account, go to “Account” and click “Print at Home Tickets” to see all your eTickets for the season in one convenient place. 



One of the most valuable benefits of subscribing is early access to our signature special events.
You must be logged into your account to gain early access.

Once logged in, if you have access to book the subscriber early-access event below, you will be prompted to choose your seats. Otherwise, you will be able to book this event on the single ticket on-sale date.