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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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The Alexander Project

Historic Balboa Theatre
Jun 23, 2019

The Alexander Project is a dedicated tribute to the powerful music of Hamilton. This gritty hip-hop throw-down breaks through with a hand-picked live band of musicians and vocalists to fully realize...

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Killer Queen

Historic Balboa Theatre
Jun 27, 2019

Lead singer Patrick Myers said “It’s been an amazing journey. That first show back in June 1993 changed my life. We thought our band would last maybe a summer at the most but it’s a...

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Ivan Amodei's Secrets & Illusions

Historic Balboa Theatre
Jun 29, 2019

Join master illusionist Ivan Amodei and Winner of Penn & Teller Fool Us on an epic journey to discover the secrets of life in his brand new stage show SECRETS & ILLUSIONS.

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Last Podcast on the Left

Historic Balboa Theatre
Jul 20, 2019

Last Podcast On The Left is a comedy podcast that covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and aliens to cults and serial killers. Each week three comedians...

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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