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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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Valid: Oct 25, 2019

Save $5 off select side balcony tickets with code ADVENTURE to Josh Gates Live! An Evening of Ghosts, Monsters & Tales of Adventure at Balboa Theatre on Friday, October 25, 2019.

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J.B. Smoove

Historic Balboa Theatre
Oct 5, 2019

JB Smoove is a multi-talented writer, comedian, and actor. He can currently be seen in the beloved role of “Leon” in the iconic HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Claudia Oshry: The Dirty Jeans Tour

Historic Balboa Theatre
Oct 18, 2019

Claudia Oshry Soffer is the creator of the breakout Instagram account @girlwithnojob. Oshry, 24, is a former New York University student who’s made a career on social media about not...

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The Capitol Steps

Historic Balboa Theatre
Oct 19, 2019

OVER 30 YEARS AGO, the Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored...

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A Night With Janis Joplin

Historic Balboa Theatre
Oct 20, 2019

The Tony® Award-nominated Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin rocks Balboa Theatre on October 20 (2pm & 7pm).

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Josh Gates Live!

Historic Balboa Theatre
Oct 25, 2019

An Evening of Ghosts, Monsters and Tales of Adventure. Josh Gates is an avid explorer whose unique brand of humor & deep-rooted passion for adventure propels him to the farthest corners of the...

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Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music

Historic Balboa Theatre
Nov 17, 2019

Pre-Show at 2:00pm, Sing-a-long begins at 3:00pm Back by popular demand, Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music, is a uniquely interactive film experience complete with prop packs, a costume contest, and...

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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