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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

Event

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...

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Jay And Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow

Historic Balboa Theatre
Dec 4, 2019

Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith come to your town to show their latest and greatest motion picture, the star studded Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. The New Jersey stoner icons who first hit the screen 25...

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The Colors of Christmas

Historic Balboa Theatre
Dec 15, 2019

There’s no better way to capture the warmth & magic of the holiday season than to hear the finest singer with the Colors of Christmas Band & Singers performing the music of the season....

Event

A Merry-Achi Christmas

Historic Balboa Theatre
Dec 19, 2019

The Celebration: How is Christmas celebrated in the southwest? With traditional carols played by a mariachi of course! And this December Mariachi Sol de Mexico®, with the blazing sounds of its 13...

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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...

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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