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  • 1. Copley Symphony Hall

    Gaslamp Quarter | Music

    The great acoustics here are surpassed only by the incredible Spanish baroque interior. Not just the home of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra...Read More

  • 2. La Jolla Playhouse

    Theater

    Under the artistic direction of Christopher Ashley, the playhouse presents exciting and innovative plays and musicals on three stages. Many...Read More

  • 3. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

    Downtown | Art Galleries–Arts

    Centrally located in Downtown between a trolley stop and the train station, MCASD has built up a reputation for being the premier site for cutting...Read More

  • 4. The Old Globe

    Balboa Park | Theater

    This complex, comprising the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, and the Old Globe Theatre, offers some of...Read More

  • 5. Arts District Liberty Station

    Point Loma | Art Galleries–Arts

    The former Naval Training Center at Liberty Station has been transformed into an eclectic and family-friendly alternative to the more avant...Read More

  • 6. Arts Tix

    Gaslamp Quarter | Tickets

    You can buy advance tickets, many at half price, to theater, music, and dance events at Arts Tix. ...Read More

  • 7. Balboa Theatre

    Gaslamp Quarter | Music

    This renovated theater offers a variety of performances including ballet, music, plays, and even stand-up comedy. In addition to architectural...Read More

  • 8. Bread & Salt

    Barrio Logan | Music

    The spacious factory setting that houses Bread & Salt feels like a modern art warehouse, though its name nods to its long history as a former...Read More

  • 9. California Ballet Company

    Gaslamp Quarter | Dance

    The company performs high-quality contemporary and classical works September–May at the Civic Theatre. The Nutcracker is staged annually...Read More

  • 10. California Center for the Arts, Escondido

    Theater

    The center presents mainstream theatrical productions such as Grease and The Odd Couple , as well as concerts, art shows, and dance performances...Read More

  • 11. City Ballet

    Gaslamp | Dance

    The ballet holds performances at the Spreckels Theatre and a few other area venues from November through May. At Christmastime, they dance a...Read More

  • 12. Coronado Playhouse

    Theater

    This cabaret-type theater near the Hotel Del Coronado stages regular dramatic and musical performances. ...Read More

  • 13. Cygnet's Old Town Theatre

    Old Town | Theater

    A 246-seat theater operated by Cygnet Theatre Company, this is one of the more interesting small San Diego theater groups. Catch local takes...Read More

  • 14. Diversionary Theatre

    University Heights | Theater

    San Diego's premier gay and lesbian company presents a range of original works that focus on LGBT themes. ...Read More

  • 15. Flagship Cruises and Events

    Little Italy | Entertainment Cruise

    Flagship Cruises welcomes guests aboard with a glass of champagne as a prelude to nightly dinner-dance and holiday cruises. ...Read More

  • 16. Hornblower Cruises

    Little Italy | Entertainment Cruise

    Take a dinner-dance cruise aboard the Lord Hornblower —the trip comes with fabulous views of the San Diego skyline. ...Read More

  • 17. Horton Grand Theatre

    Gaslamp Quarter | Theater

    After being home to the long-running Triple Espresso, the Horton Grand Theatre hosts productions from the likes of San Diego Musical Theatre...Read More

  • 18. Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

    Point Loma | Concerts

    This waterfront, outdoor venue stages intimate shows from big-name national acts from April into October. There's not a bad seat in the house...Read More

  • 19. Industry Showroom

    Gaslamp Quarter | Art Galleries–Arts

    This large space in downtown serves both as a workspace for local designers and artists, and as a storefront showroom to show off their wares. ...Read More

  • 20. Ion Theatre Company

    Hillcrest | Theater

    The little theater company that could, most of Ion's unique and sometimes controversial productions now take place in the quaint BLKBOX Theatre...Read More

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