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Historic Balboa Theatre

In the Gaslamp - Fourth Ave @ E Street

The City of San Diego purchased the Balboa Theatre in 1986, with the building remaining closed for over twenty years. After numerous proposals to privately renovate or re-purpose the Theatre, the City’s Redevelopment Agency made the commitment in 2002 to retain the Theatre as a public asset and fully fund its $26.5 million restoration and rehabilitation. Integral to that commitment was that the Theatre would be reopened as a community performing arts center to be managed by San Diego Theatres.  The Theatre reopened in January 2008 with much acclaim from audiences and performers and has received numerous special awards and recognitions on local, state, and national levels, as well as from many professional organizations.

Neighborhood: Downtown

868 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 570-1100
info@sandiegotheatres.org

Hours

The Balboa Theatre ticket office open on performance days only. Times vary based on performance schedule. Call (619/760/858) 570-1100 for details.

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Events to check out

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Lisa Rock in Close To You

Historic Balboa Theatre
Jan 26, 2020

Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with the surprisingly deep material of her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer and playwright...

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Mike Salazar

Historic Balboa Theatre
Feb 1, 2020

Por primera vez en San Diego y continuando con su exitoso tour por los Estados Unidos. Llega el caballero de la comedia Mike Salazar. Acompáñanos y te reirás hasta más no...

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California Ballet's The Rock & Blues Project

Historic Balboa Theatre
Feb 14 - Feb 15, 2020

..a rocking good way to celebrate Valentine Day’s Weekend! Artistic Director Jared Nelson brings his unique choreographic energy to the stage with two new pieces alongside Septime...

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David Spade

Historic Balboa Theatre
Feb 21, 2020

Nominated in 1999 for an Emmy Award for his memorable role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on “Just Shoot Me,” David Spade became a household favorite...

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Por Que Se Rien Las Mujeres

Historic Balboa Theatre
Feb 22, 2020

Marcelo, el Don Juan, el Casanova, duplicado siempre en su vida desde la infancia, tiene dos amores, su esposa y su amante,y luego otra más y otra más, ¿al infinito?  Esto...

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!

Historic Balboa Theatre
Feb 29, 2020

“Won’t you be my neighbor?” Daniel Tiger and all of his friends from the beloved PBS KIDS television series are hopping aboard Trolley to your town with DANIEL TIGER’S...

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ABBA Mania

Historic Balboa Theatre
Mar 4, 2020

ABBA MANIA has been delighting audiences of all ages since it’s formation in 1999. In 2002 it played 18 weeks in the Strand Theatre London re-creating...

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Steven Wright

Historic Balboa Theatre
Mar 20, 2020

I was born. When I was 23 I started telling jokes. Then I started going on television and doing films. That’s still what I am doing. The end.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Theatre is designed to provide easy accessibility for all of our guests.
  • Convenient location to MTS Trolley Station at 3rd & C Street
  • Age restrictions vary--call 570-1100 for details. All ages must have own ticket
  • Concessions & bar service (21 years & over) available at most events
  • Recommended parking at 225 Building Garage--enter via Broadway Circle

HOW TO BUY TICKETS

  • Ticketing Advance Sales Windows open 10a-5p Mon-Fri at 3rd & B St location
  • Ticket Chargeline (619/760/858) 570-1100 open 10a-5p Mon-Fri (closed Holidays)
  • Theatre Event Ticket Windows open approx. 2 hours prior to show on event days
  • Cash, American Express, Discover, Mastercard & Visa accepted
  • PREVENT FRAUD! Buy only from Theatre direct (see above) or www.ticketmaster.com

More Information

  • Historic Landmark
  • Kid Friendly

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Theatre is designed to provide easy accessibility for all of our guests.
  • Convenient location to MTS Trolley Station at 3rd & C Street
  • Age restrictions vary--call 570-1100 for details. All ages must have own ticket
  • Concessions & bar service (21 years & over) available at most events
  • Recommended parking at 225 Building Garage--enter via Broadway Circle
  • Tickets at www.sdbalboa.org or Ticketmaster

HOW TO BUY TICKETS

  • Ticketing Advance Sales Windows open 10a-5p Mon-Fri at 3rd & B St location
  • Ticket Chargeline (619/760/858) 570-1100 open 10a-5p Mon-Fri (closed Holidays)
  • Theatre Event Ticket Windows open approx. 2 hours prior to show on event days
  • Cash, American Express, Discover, Mastercard & Visa accepted
  • PREVENT FRAUD! Buy only from Theatre direct (see above) or www.ticketmaster.com
  • Other website or resale locations are NOT authorized & tickets may be rejected!

More Information

  • Historic Landmark
  • Kid Friendly

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