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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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An Evening with Gregory Porter

Historic Balboa Theatre
Feb 24, 2019

Gregory Porter, multi-Grammy award winning jazz vocalist, performs songs with his outstanding band, from his highly acclaimed five albums.

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Ephrat Asherie Dance Odeon

Historic Balboa Theatre
Feb 28, 2019

Dedicated to revealing and exploring the inherent complexities of street and social dance forms, Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) creates original contemporary work that straddles dance and theater.

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The Irish Rovers

Historic Balboa Theatre
Mar 9, 2019

The Irish Rovers have been selling out worldwide and are thrilled to be returning to Balboa Theatre – by popular demand!

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THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE

Historic Balboa Theatre
Mar 24, 2019

Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi & Musical Director Paul Shaffer Present The Official Blues BrothersTM Revue.

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95th Balboa Theatre Birthday Bash

Historic Balboa Theatre
Mar 25, 2019

95th Balboa Theatre Birthday Bash. A Salute to the U.S.O. A Ric Henry Production. Monday March 25, 2019. 7:00pm-9:30pm. A benefit to preserve and maintain the Wonder Morton Organ. Come Celebrate our...

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Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain

Historic Balboa Theatre
Mar 29, 2019

Back by popular demand! the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is the original troupe of all-singing, all-strumming, all-ukulele players. Selling out concerts around the globe, these...

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The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody

Historic Balboa Theatre
Mar 30, 2019

Featuring all of the classic Star Wars™ characters, The Empire Strips Back – A Burlesque Parody takes audiences to a galaxy far, far away, creating one of the most unforgettable (and...

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Raffi

Historic Balboa Theatre
Apr 27, 2019

Raffi is a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children.

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The Kingston Trio

Historic Balboa Theatre
Apr 28, 2019

Fans of legendary folk icons The Kingston Trio will soon have an opportunity to re-discover their timeless music in a national tour to mark the group’s 60th anniversary on a national tour...

Event

Apocalyptica Plays Metallica By Four Cellos Tour

Historic Balboa Theatre
May 7, 2019

The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come.

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-6p Mon-Fri at 3rd & B St location
  • Ticket Chargeline (619/760/858) 570-1100 open 10a-6p 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-6p Mon-Fri at 3rd & B St location
  • Ticket Chargeline (619/760/858) 570-1100 open 10a-6p 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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