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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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Awesome facility, needs a little work on the sound system

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Dan G
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Chino Hills, California
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Chino Hills, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

San Jacinto, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Beautiful venue. Wonderful sound and easy parking. Would definitely return. Have to also mention the staff were all extremely helpful and friendly.

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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 you enjoyed your experience. Please visit us again soon! More 

San Diego, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
41 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Really nice performing arts theater in north SD. I took my mom here for a gospel concert. The thearter is a good size but it also felt intimate and sounded great. My mom needs a little assistance getting around and it was very apparent where ramps are in the theater, but we kind of figured it out. I also had... More 

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Pico Rivera
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Excellent, it was an amazing show. Parking was free and they also have a museum, which we visited next day. Very nice area.

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San Diego, California
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263 reviews 263 reviews
113 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I have seen several performances in this theatre. It is a terrific hall with good acoustics. Go there!

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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I have lived in Escondido a long time and am delighted by the new fresh format of the Arts Center. I attended the Jesse Cook Concert recently-a sellout and for good reason. He was great and the performance was enhanced by the 400 seat--Center Theater. It was like having Jesse over to the house. The last 3 songs were sung... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband and I drove to see Pink Martini from South OC. It was an easy drive (even a bit closer than LA venues). Free parking. The seats are comfortable, wide and have lots of leg room, acoustics were good. Home afterwards in 52 minutes.

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