Originally opened as a vaudeville house in 1924, converted into a movie theater in 1932, closed in 1986, renovated and then reopened in January 2008…the Balboa Theatre has undergone many makeovers throughout the years. This historic gem is now a venue for live theater and concerts in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter.
San Diego Theatres manages the Balboa Theatre along with the neighboring Civic Theatre. The Balboa Theatre's eclectic schedule, beautifully restored venue, and talented local and touring companies pretty much guarantee that patrons are treated to a world-class experience.
Convenience defines every step of the way. Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone, or at Ticketmaster outlets. Parking garages are plentiful and close by, but it is recommended that you park at the NBC Building at 225 Broadway instead of the Horton Plaza garage. This is due to Horton Plaza's commonly encountered traffic congestion and its somewhat confusing layout. The Balboa Theatre offers accessible seating, restrooms, and parking in addition to services for the hearing impaired.
In addition to Broadway/San Diego's works, the Balboa Theatre regularly features productions by the California Ballet, and hosts touring companies including the Three Redneck Tenors and the Russian National Ballet. Broadway/San Diego's 2010 shows at the Balboa Theatre are Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, Tuna Does Vegas, and Cirque Dreams – Illumination. Other notable upcoming shows include Tiempo Libre and Yo Yo Ma.
- Location: 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA
- Phone: 619-570-1100
- Website: www.sandiegotheatres.org