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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. Coronado Playhouse

    Theater

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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. Lamb's Players Theatre

    Theater

    The theater's regular season of five mostly uplifting productions runs from February through November. It also stages an original musical, ...Read More

  • 10. Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater

    Balboa Park | Theater

    Amateur and professional puppeteers and ventriloquists entertain here five days a week. The cost is just a few dollars for adults and children...Read More

  • 11. Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company

    Downtown | Theater

    Staging three productions over the year at the 10th Avenue Theatre in Downtown, this company is committed to performances by newer playwrights...Read More

  • 12. North Coast Repertory Theatre

    Theater

    A diverse mix of comic and dramatic works is shown in the 194-seat space. The emphasis is on contemporary productions, but the theater has been...Read More

  • 13. San Diego Civic Theatre

    Gaslamp | Theater

    The home of the San Diego Opera, the Civic Theatre is the city's largest performing arts venue, with musicals, theatrical productions, and concerts...Read More

  • 14. Spreckels Theatre

    Gaslamp | Theater

    A landmark theater erected in 1912, the Spreckels hosts comedy, dance, theater, and concerts. Good acoustics and old-time elegance make this...Read More

  • 15. Compass Theatre

    Hillcrest | Theater

    Superbly rendered classics and cutting-edge, provocative plays, often with gay and lesbian themes are performed here. ...Read More

  • 16. Cygnet Theatre

    Old Town | Theater

    A mix of contemporary hits, modern classics, and offbeat comedies and musicals are shown here. ...Read More

  • 17. Lynx Performance Theatre

    Hillcrest | Theater

    This progressive theater space is known for presenting often controversial and edgy works. ...Read More

  • 18. Lyric Opera San Diego

    North Park | Theater

    A variety of operas, operettas, and other musical theater productions including several Gilbert and Sullivan works are performed by the company...Read More

  • 19. Sledgehammer Theatre

    Downtown | Theater

    This theater company offers postmodern productions of contemporary works in an intimate, 40-seat theater. ...Read More

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