San Diego Civic TheatreCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 1100 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, 92101, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6195701100
- Fax: +1-6196154001
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Performance, Stage Show, Theatre, Family And Kids, Social, Entertainment, Music And Show Venues
This 2,967 seater theatre is home to the San Diego Opera, La Jolla Music Society, and California Ballet. The theatre is also the venue for performances by classic and hit touring Broadway shows. Occasionally it is used as a concert venue. The infrastructure - stage technicals and sound - is state of the art. Performances are lavish and very professional. The theatre is owned by the city and managed by the San Diego Theatres. The theatre's location in a bustling district means there are many pre or post show dining options.
- Visit the San Diego Theatres website for upcoming shows and ticket information.
- Ticket office is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Timings given here are for ticket office only. Actual show timings are different.
- Orange Line and Blue Line stop Civic Center Station.
- By Buses 280, 290, 923 and 992 stop Broadway & 2nd Av.
- By Buses 2, 7, 11, 30, 50, 110, 150, 901 stop Front St & B St.
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0.46% of people who visit San Diego include San Diego Civic Theatre in their plan
50% of people start their San Diego Civic Theatre visit around 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see San Diego Civic Theatre
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Don't park across the street in that lot. It's super expensive and way more cost effective to use the parking at the Civic Theatre. Make sure to bring cash for parking! The venue is right in downtown so it makes it easy to grab food before or after a show. As you would expect, prices are steep if you want to grab any alcohol inside. The upper section is pretty steep and high up so I wouldn't recommend purchasing tickets there. It's more worth it to pay the extra money for the mezzanine and below. I went to see Wicked and missed some of the things that came down from the the top of the stage. Also, when you're that high up, it is hard to hear even with the speakers. I have excellent hearing but couldn't hear everything including the jokes so it was hard to follow at times since it was my first time seeing the show. If you get claustrophobic, I would wait to leave because it take forever to exit. The pace is shuffling your feet speed. Overall a pleasant experience and I plan to go back for Aladdin but in the lower seating. We
Made my first visit to the Civic Theater this week. Very nice theater. Good seating that allows views of the stage. Plenty of parking. I had a very nice experience overall. Even the temperature was good in a place. Big auditoriums often are too cold, or too hot once a bunch of people get in there, but this place was very comfortable. Everything at the snack counter was, of course, super expensive. I would like to see a cheaper glass of wine than $15. I find that a bit outrageous and took off a star for gouging customers.
Fabulously beautiful theater, fabulous shows. I do have a concern about my safety in an electric wheelchair should there be an emergency, in any level but Orchestra. Wish there were more ADA seating in Orchestra. Otherwise it is a wonderful experience every time. Seats in Orchestra or Dress Circle are best (ADA). In Mezzanine we could not see faces on the stage... but still enjoyed some great shows on a budget. Highly recommend.
The place could use some update as far as the aesthetics are concerned. And the chairs are pretty close together both in legroom and side to side to fit a maximum number of audience members. The decor is a little dated. BUT the place is perfectly serviceable as a place to watch great shows that come through San Diego. I have seen the Little Mermaid, Cinderella, and Phantom of the Opera. All were fantastic productions and the venue did not detract away from the spectacle of these shows.
Parked in garage. Fortunately someone had cash. Must have cash for special events. (Why I took off a star) But we enjoyed the play and it's a good venue. Not our 1st time there, won't be our last. They have a great lineup of shows coming in 2019.