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Historic Balboa Theatre

Neighborhood: Downtown

868 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 570-1100


The Balboa Theatre ticket office will open on performance days. Times vary based on performance schedule. Call for details.


Events to check out



Historic Balboa Theatre
Dec 10 - Dec 11, 2016

It's the holly jolliest show of the year! The San Diego Padres presents Jingle the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus' popular holiday show at the festive Balboa Theatre. The family friendly spectacular includes wintry and wonderful holiday music from traditional favorites like "Silent Night," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "The Christmas Song" to modern classics like Frozen's "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman" to a hilarious look at how Broadway stars celebrate the holidays. Featuring special appearances by SDGMC's highly acclaimed Chamber Chorale and the audience favorite Mood Swings ensemble.


Joe Bonamassa

Historic Balboa Theatre
Dec 14, 2016

Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream.


Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2016

Historic Balboa Theatre
Dec 18, 2016

Nine-time GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz will continue his annual Christmas tour and perform at the historic Balboa Theatre.


A Peter White Christmas 2016

Historic Balboa Theatre
Dec 23, 2016

Make your list and check it twice! This holiday concert is more than just nice!! A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun & Euge Groove is coming to town. Contemporary jazz lovers eagerly await this annual fun filled concert, which has packed fans into halls and arenas coast-to-coast year after year.


Jim Brickman

Historic Balboa Theatre
Dec 30, 2016

Piano sensation Jim Brickman brings you the songs, sounds and stories of the season with Comfort & Joy, the 2016 Holiday tour. Billboard Magazine praises Brickman who "makes magical music” and "evokes warm sentiments" as he celebrates his 20-year Christmas concert tradition. Brickman combines yuletide memories with new music, holiday classics and modern favorites like "The Gift," "Sending You A Little Christmas," "Peace," "Angel Eyes" and "If You Believe." Jim Brickman’s music reminds us that faith, love and togetherness are what we value most this time of year.

No recording of any kind permitted



Historic Balboa Theatre
Jan 14, 2017

Maria voices characters on numerous animated series including BoJack Horseman, Adventure Time, Legend of Korra, Puss in Boots and PBS's Emmy-winning series Word Girl. She can also be heard voicing lead roles on Fox's Golan the Insatiable and Yahoo’s Talking Tom & Friends.



Historic Balboa Theatre
Jan 22, 2017

"It's great fun singing for children and families," says Raffi. "As well as singing many of my fans’ favorites, I look forward to sharing a song or two from my Love Bug album and my new one, Owl Singalong - and to the sounds of all of us singing old favourites from my very first album!"


Ali Wong

Historic Balboa Theatre
Jan 27 - Jan 28, 2017

ALI WONG is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress living in Los Angeles, CA. With the recent release of her Netflix Special, ALI WONG: BABY COBRA, Ali became the first comedian to record a stand up special 7 months pregnant. Ali co-stars in the new ABC comedy, "American Housewife," premiering this fall.


RadioLab's Jad Abumrad

Historic Balboa Theatre
Jan 29, 2017

By integrating his background as both journalist and composer, Jad Abumrad has experienced great success with his public radio program, Radiolab. He orchestrates dialogue, music, interviews and sound effects into compelling documentaries to create "a new aesthetic" in broadcast journalism. Joined by renowned cellist Zoë Keating, "Gut Churn" is set to be a fascinating discussion complimented by an intriguing layer of sound.



Historic Balboa Theatre
Feb 5, 2017

The Stars of the Russian National Ballet graces the stage at the Balboa Theatre with the timeless classic, The Sleeping Beauty.  Considered the crowning jewel in Marius Petipa’s career and lauded by many as the finest achievement of the Classical Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty is a grandiose and refined blending of the traditional mime, expressive pas d’action, and spectacular divertissements, in a lavish theatrical setting.



Branford Marsalis Quartet

Historic Balboa Theatre
Feb 10, 2017

The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest-vocalist Kurt Elling in a dynamic collaboration of musical forces. Although following the format of a standard jazz quartet with vocals, the collaboration between jazz's most intense band and one of jazz's foremost singers should prove to be anything but standard. Looking beyond the Great American Songbook, band members have all contributed new arrangements to perform with this special line-up.


Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang

Historic Balboa Theatre
Feb 11, 2017

Two extraordinary stars unite for a scintillating evening of duets. For this duo recital, dynamic partners Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang embark on a nocturnal fantasy performing Medtner’s 2 Kantsonis Tantsami, Schubert's moving Fantasy in C Major, and contrasting violin and piano sonatas from Debussy and Bartók.

What to Know:

  • Conveniently located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter.
  • Theatre ticket windows open event days only.
  • Theatre doors open for seating approx. 60-90 minutes before each performance.
  • Concessions open for most performances offering snacks, sodas and bar service.
  • Recommended parking at NBC Building Garage at 225 Broadway, off Broadway Circle.

Coming to a Show

  • 868 Fourth Avenue @ E Street. Conveniently located in the the Gaslamp Quarter.
  • Theatre ticket windows open event days only.
  • Theatre doors open for seating approx. 60-90 minutes before each performance.
  • Concessions usually available. Snacks, sodas & bar service (must be 21 years).
  • Recommended parking at NBC Building Garage at 225 Broadway, off Broadway Circle.

More Information

  • Historic Landmark

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