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San Diego Civic Theatre

3rd and B St., San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
619-231-8995
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Ranked #55 of 239 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Theaters
Description: Home to the San Diego Opera and Broadway theater.
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San Diego, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went to the Civic Theatre to see a musical on a Sunday afternoon. We have been here many times to see plays and musicals and we have always had a fantastic time.The tickets are reasonable and they always have good quality shows. Parking isn't bad either and there are parking lots all around there.

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Oceanside, California
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328 reviews 328 reviews
67 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I am impressed with the upkeep here, they do a great job keeping it clean and from not showing its age. The seats are all pretty good but I must warn you that if you have a fear of heights you would probably want to sit on the floor and not in the balcony. One time a guy in front... More

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

As a season ticket holder to Broadway San Diego, I regularly spend evenings here for shows. The interior is beautifully decorated, the seats are comfy, and as long as you aren't too far back in the balcony, the acoustics are great. Unfortunately, their concessions are overpriced ($3 soda, $8 wine, $10 spirit, $8 cheese and crackers), but that's not really... More

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117 reviews 117 reviews
69 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited the theater to see the broadway musical " The Book of Mormon" and it was a very big place with good acoustics, staff, installations and services.

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Spring Valley, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I am a native San Diegan and can remember when the entire civic complex was built. And in the seventies and eighties I attended many shows and concerts there but none that I can remeber since about 1990. So when we went to see the radio broadcast of Prairie Home Companion I must say I was both concerned and curious... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We go to the Civic Thearte every summer to see a touring Broadway show. The theatre seats are comfortable and there is ample leg room. The staff is helpful and polite. There is a large parking garage next to the theatre. Public areas outside the theatre were clean.

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San Diego, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The American Idiot play is more like a concert with no theme, vulgar language including the [--] word frequently utilized, and a light show. This play has no place on any stage where the great works of art are shown. The audience walked out of this play and had there been an intermission, there would have been many more empty... More

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Over the years I have seen Broadway shows such as Hairspray, Chicago, Lion King, and most recently a stand up comedian Aziz Ansari perform last week at the San Diego Civic Theatre. This place is great! I have sat in all different seats here and I think they're all good. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food and... More

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El Cajon, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I saw Murder in the Cathedral. It was an exciting experience. The singing was powerful! I look forward to attending another show in the future. Make sure you get there before the show to be seated; because there is no late seating once the show starts. If you are late you will be able to watch the show on a... More

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San Diego, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is a tough one to rate. It deserves four stars for many of its services and features. However, seating is critical here. The acoustics can be troublesome. I won't and don't go unless I'm in the front or first several rows. It is absolutely worth the money to purchase the best seat you can afford. There are many very... More

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