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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 4140
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Most recent review
Harlem Gospel Choir - A Rich Experience of Sound

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Escondido, California
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Escondido, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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San Jacinto, California
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21 helpful votes 21 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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San Diego, California
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32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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112 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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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152 reviews 152 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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San Diego
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13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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