Free Annual Performance Event

The Children’s Creative Project presents a free annual performance event featuring professional touring artists at either the Santa Barbara Bowl, the Arlington Theatre or the Granada Theater for 2000 to 4000 elementary students from Santa Barbara South County schools. During morning school hours, the performances feature performing companies that tour nationally and internationally.

Study guides for classroom teachers are provided prior to the performances to expand the students’ experiences.  

The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation’s EdOut and UCSB Arts & Lectures often co-sponsor these events.  Grants from The Towbes Foundation provide student bus transportation.


 Taiko Center of Los Angeles

Taiko Center of Los Angeles

Upcoming Annual Free Performance Event

The Children's Creative Project presents Taiko Center of Los Angeles at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Monday, April 9, 2018. Taiko is the exciting and visual art of Japanese folk drumming that incorporates movements based on martial arts techniques. We are proud to co-sponsor this performance with Santa Barbara Bowl EdOut and look forward to welcoming more than 4,000 students to the performance.


Past Annual Performances

Since 1981, the Children’s Creative Project has coordinated and presented the following free performance events.  Partial list.

YEAR PERFORMING COMPANY STUDENTS VENUE
Oct. 2016 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis 1400 Granada
Apr. 2016 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2000 Arlington
Apr. 2015 Las Cafeteras, a Veracruz jarocho music group, with Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles 4800 SB Bowl
Jan 2014 Lula Washington Dance Theater 4000 Arlington
Mar. 2014 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis 2000 Arlington
Feb. 2013 African Children's Choir of Uganda 4000 Arlington
Apr. 2012 Imago Theatre 4000 Arlington
Mar. 2011 Bale Foclorico da Bahia 4000 Arlington
Oct. 2009 Yamato Wadaiko Drummers of Japan 5500 SB Bowl
Mar. 2009 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2000 Arlington