Security Screening Policy

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts hosts 500,000 visitors annually for more than 200 extraordinary, world-class performing arts experiences. To help you get the most of YourLBC experience, we have created policies and procedures to promote a secure, safe, and welcoming environment for each guest.

In collaboration with our presenting partners, LBC implements security screening policies that demonstrate an ongoing effort to reduce bulky or unsafe items, which hinder the security, safety, and comfort of all patrons. Policies and procedures at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts continue to evolve as technology and resources emerge to fit the environmental and security needs of all patrons.

All individuals and items entering Luther Burbank Center for the Arts are subject to search.

LBC management reserves the right to refuse any item deemed a potential safety or security risk or a potential distraction to the event. Screenings will be performed by trained professional contracted security staff and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Visual screening.
  • Bag, case, coat, and hat searches.
  • Hand-held magnetometers (Security Wanding).

Tickets will be torn or scanned at the Lytton Rancheria Grand Lobby doors.

Re-entry is not permitted after exiting the building. In the case of an urgent need to exit and re-enter, please see a member of the house staff before exiting.

Certain types of bags and/or cases are prohibited, including but not limited to:

  • Backpacks
  • Luggage
  • Computer Bags
  • Camera Bags/Cases
  •  Instrument Cases
  • Briefcases
  • Large Totes and Duffel Bags
  • Any Purse or Bag exceeding the 12”x12”x6” area underneath your theater seat.

Backpack purses must be worn on one shoulder. If a purse is worn as a backpack, it will be considered as such and will not be permitted in the venue.

Patrons with prohibited bags, cases, or other items will asked to return the item to their vehicle.

The following exceptions will be made after a proper inspection for:

  1. Diaper bags for families with infants and toddlers. The child/toddler must be in attendance.
    Medical necessities.
    Equipment use from approved media outlets accompanied and approved by Luther Burbank Center for the Arts marketing and production staff.

We ask that patrons keep all items with them and never leave items unattended.

All bags entering Luther Burbank Center for the Arts will be searched at the point of entry.

Items prohibited to enter Luther Burbank Center include, but are not limited to:

  • Backpacks, large purses, large bags
  • Containers, including glass, cans, metal
  • Alcohol, illegal substances or drug paraphernalia
  • Off-site purchased water bottles or other drinking vessels, and off-site purchased food
  • Weapons, including firearms and knives of any size or type, or any other items that could be used as a weapon
  • Pepper spray, mace, or other chemicals
  • Professional cameras, audio, or video recorders
  • Animals, except for service animals
  • Laser pointers and large flashlights
  • Musical instruments, selfie sticks, large signs or banners, air horns, and any other potentially disruptive items

Note: Off Duty Law Enforcement must keep their firearms and weapons locked appropriately off property or in their vehicles and cannot bring them into the venue.

Please note:

Our safety and security protocol is a perpetual, sustained, and ever-expanding effort. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts continues to reevaluate safety and security processes and new applications may be integrated into our operations to better provide service to our patrons and guests.

For more information, questions or concerns about Luther Burbank Center for the Arts’ Safety and Security policies, please contact

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