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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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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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Lovely smaller venue

Good parking great views from most seats good sound . Set up well easy to navigate. Has easy access for all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
hortonms
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san diego
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san diego
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good parking great views from most seats good sound . Set up well easy to navigate. Has easy access for all.

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San Marcos, California
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150 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The performing arts is definitely an asset to Escondido. This venue not only has many great paid performances but also does free first Wednesday shows. There is also a museum and plenty of fantastic volunteers that make all this come to life each month.

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Thank ntflady
Escondido CA
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108 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an exceptional Arts venue. We most recently visited for a FREE (under written) concert of Dixieland Jazz. It was wonderful. The auditoriums have excellent acoustics and the entire facility is top notch. We have participated in a Plen Aire exhibit as well; they attract nationally know artists for their exhibits. An exceptional asset to North San Diego County.

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Thank SparkydogEscondidoCA
Poway
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have attended 7 or 8 different concerts at the Escondido Center for the Performing Arts and I can say every seat allows for a wonderful experience. I have only been to concerts, but I imagine theater, opera, and orchestra would be very good as well.

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Thank powaydaddyo
Escondido, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Through the years I have seen more performances than I can count here at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The last one we saw was Shaping Sound, and it was definitely one of my favorites. we were very close to the front, which was an added bonus, but truth be told, there really isn't a bad seat in... More 

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Thank FnTeach
SanDiego
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110 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Beyond terrible facility. Only one person at refreshment center. I was one of the first in line. They ran out of hot water after two cups. Did not get anymore until the end of intermission!!!!! The lady who brought water said they were busy with a large wedding. It makes me mad when I basically get told I am not... More 

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Escondido, California, United States
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101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We have seen several "shows/performances" at the Center and highly recommend it for others. Seating is excellent and the prices moderate.

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

Hi John! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We appreciate your comments and hope to see you at a show soon! More 

Escondido, California, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Venue is the best in north county. Sound is outstanding and all seats are good. If you want a classy venue with lots of bells and whistles this is your place!

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Thank Lisa92029
Megan T, Public Relations Manager at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, responded to this review

Thank you Lisa for your review! We really appreciate it and hope to see you soon! More 

Ulsteinvik, Norway
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45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I went to a high school concert and they were amazing, the center itself is great too!! You should really go here and attend one of the many events going on here!!!

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

Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate it! Hope you come visit us again soon! More 

San Diego, California, United States
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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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Thank Gina C
Megan T, Public Relations Manager at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you had a great time! We hope that you will come visit us again! More 

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