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California Center for the Arts, Escondido

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Address: 340 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido, CA 92025
Phone Number: 760 839 4178
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Description: With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and...
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County. The Center's unique campus includes a 1,500-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities ready to host corporate gatherings, weddings and other special life events. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events, such as the Jazz Jam Sessions, 4th of July celebration, Day of the Dead Festival, Holiday Tree Lighting and WOW First Wednesdays performances.
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Wonderful place for local concerts and performances!

We had an absolutely fabulous time seeing the Blind Boys of Alabama here in December 2014. We brought our entire family and everyone loved it! Parking was close by and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Gina C
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San Diego, California, United States
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San Diego, California, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had an absolutely fabulous time seeing the Blind Boys of Alabama here in December 2014. We brought our entire family and everyone loved it! Parking was close by and the building was easily accessible and the theater was clean, lighting was perfect, and the performance was outstanding! Everyone in our family enjoyed it.

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great venue for concerts! If you have a chance to watch a concert here, do it! The acoustics are great!

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Escondido, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

CCAE has a beautiful concert hall that is marred by the poor design for access. Far too many steps than was needed in the design. While it complies with all ADA standards, actually getting into the theater is problematic for those in wheelchairs or who have difficulty walking.

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Sun City, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I was an audience guest for a recent dance competition in June. The venue was perfectly suited for the size of our event. It is spotlessly clean and well maintained. It is very well situated for quick shopping pick ups and dining out during the long days. I do think the staff was a bit dour, really few or no... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The California Center for the Arts in Escondido is a fantastic venue where you can see performances that sometimes are rare to catch. These performances range from a one man/woman show to huge spectacles! I was fortunate to catch a performance of The Nutcracker Suite performed by the Russian Ballet! This is a beautiful theater, but what I love about... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A classy place to go for a performance or event. It should be more popular than it is but not everyone has discovered the value of higher level performances. It would be worth skipping two restaurant outings to go to one event here! :) It is an "escape" right here in the middle of Escondido!

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Megan T, Public Relations Manager at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, responded to this review

Hello! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at the Center. Please visit us again soon. More 

Chino Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

On May 30th, my family and I watched, "Whose Live Is It Anyway." The performers are from "Whose Line Is It Anyway" presently on the CW television network. The show was awesome, the performers were so funny and very entertaining. The reason the rating was only very good is because the sound system wasn't that impressive. The sound system may... More 

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Megan T, Public Relations Manager at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, responded to this review

Hello Dan, we are glad you enjoyed the show! I will convey your concerns about our sound system to our tech department. Thank you for your input. More 

Nome, Alaska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Everything, it is close to our winter home. People that volunteer are friendly & helpful. Prices are within a persons range so you can enjoy some culture.

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Megan T, Public Relations Manager at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for visiting the Center, and we hope to see you back soon! More 

California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went to see the above at the center last night. Really inspired us to return again and again. Lovely venue. Only problem was that it was rather warm up on the mezzanine. Otherwise, totally lovely, comfortable, and a great place to find really good entertainment. The show was fabulous! Parking behind the theater gives you the opportunity to stretch your... More 

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Megan T, Public Relations Manager at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for visiting the Center! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Please visit us again soon! More 

Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I attended an awesome performance of the Harlem Gospel Choir on February 15th at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. The performance was engaging and included on stage participation with the audience. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. A decent ticket (center, front) was $30.

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Megan T, Public Relations Manager at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, responded to this review

Hello Rich, Thank you for joining us for the Harlem Gospel Choir. We are happy you enjoyed the performance and please come again soon. More 

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