Cygnet Theatre was founded in 2003 by Bill Schmidt and Sean Murray. Originally located in a strip mall in the Rolando area, near SDSU, the company quickly grew into one of the premiere San Diego Theatre companies. In 2008, Cygnet moved into the newly-renovated Old Town Theatre, located in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. The company produces a year-round season of 6 shows, offering an eclectic mix of off broadway style plays and musicals.
Cygnet's home, The Old Town Theatre, is conveniently located in Old Town San Diego State Park. The recently renovated 248-seat theatre offers comfortable seating from all vantage points, air conditioning, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, wheelchair seating and more.