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California Center for the Arts, Escondido

340 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido, CA 92025
760 839 4140
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Ranked #6 of 22 Attractions in Escondido
Type: Museums, Theaters, Performances
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San Diego
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have attended a few performances at this venue. The Center is a great combination of large and smaller stages, art displays, and overall presence.

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Escondido, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Seating was good all over. Elevatore handy for 2nd floor handicap seating. Enjoyed the show. Also saw another day the Flaminco Guitar player and dancers. They were ok, but I wouldn't see them again.

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Escondido, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been going to this establishment since it opened. I even watch it be built . I have seen it grow, and fall, and stumble, and get up over the years. This place has so much potential, but no strong direction. It appears that there are too many hands in the soup here. There are two many people making... More

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Orange County, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 attraction reviews
394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went here for the annual charitable Holiday Candlelight Vigil. The associated charity auction, and hot chocolate etc., were nice touches. Jose Feliciano performed, and all of the artists were talented and generous with their time. Afterward all involved meet outside in the large courtyard for a candlelight vigil and sing "Silent Night." Beautiful experience. Glad I could be a... More

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Escondido, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A great place to see a play, or a show! I'm going for a Gem Show on May 29 & 30. Hope to see you there'.

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Top Contributor
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69 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Once a month the entire family is invited to participate in a creative art activity that relates to a current show or event at the Center. The January theme was jazz. Upcoming dates and themes include February 8: Classical Cello March 8: Spring/Seussical April 12: Piano May 10: String Quartet June 14: Summer The programs are free and no registration... More

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Oceanside, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went for a formal event. It was good. The center is very nice and I'm sure all events are well presented.

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Olivenhain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Love the acoustics, availability of parking, and proximity to Grand Ave and its restaurants. Not a bad seat the house. We enjoy the array of concerts presented there.

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Escondido, California, United States
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Playbill schedule have lots of variety. Great for rentals for special occasions. I have been to two, one outdoors, one in the smaller theatre for a dinner. Casual for one, fancy for other. Enjoyed Several major performances in the past.

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Escondido, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Escondido, a medium-size, culturally diverse city, is home to an amazing facility--two concert venues and serious community outreach. Schedule a visit or check out the programming if you're planning a visit anywhere in San Diego County. (Grape Day Park is adjacent with exhibits on Old California.)

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