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California Center for the Arts, Escondido

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If you have never visited the CA center for the arts you have missed a great opportunity The... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2019
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50th moon landing show

The California center for the arts is a very nice relaxing complex. With banquet rooms and two... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2019
San Diego, California
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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...more
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340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025-2600
+1 760-839-4149
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

If you have never visited the CA center for the arts you have missed a great opportunity The musical shows are great with comfortable seats and good acoustics. Costs are reasonable and sound systems are good. They have free shows at times be sure to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

The California center for the arts is a very nice relaxing complex. With banquet rooms and two theaters. The main theater holds may be a thousand people. A wide variety of shows are offered here anything from pop to jazz to classical music. Both thin...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019

I have been here for several concerts - from Omara Portundo of the Buena Vista Social Club to my grandson's school concert! It is a great community resource. Very regal, good acoustics, and a lot of fun.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jeannej77
Reviewed May 9, 2019

Beautiful and Great Sound. It seems as every seat is a good seat. Next time I would love to have my daughters see a show from one of the many small balcony that are high above the audience.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

My family and I have visited the center for three dance competitions this year at this location. The location is beautiful the convenience is great. The experience with the staff is absolutely horrible. To be fair some of the staff are very pleasant. But there...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Raqstarr
Reviewed April 26, 2019

This is a large complex of buildings that includes a concert hall, theater, art museum, art and dance studios, and a conference center. There is plenty of free on-site dedicated parking. The center's website offers info about various concerts, events and activities thru-out the year....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jim K
Reviewed April 18, 2019

My husband and I spend three nights in Escondido and our major reason was to see Alan Cumming at the California Center for the Arts. Downtown Escondido, sadly, was a disappointment but this venue was wonderful. We were pleasantly surprised at the size of the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Harry M
Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

This is an outstanding Centre. Shows are above average to average. Personal opinion is the Advertising and Marketing fails and is below other venues. If successful could attract top rated talent.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

We were here for International Guitar Night 2019. Loved that the parking lot is huge and that parking is free. There was no clear direction on how to get to the venue after leaving our car, but we just followed the groups of others heading...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SimeyTravels
Reviewed February 20, 2019

We went to see a somewhat disappointing show here--I would not watch Shen Yun again--but the California Center for the Arts was absolutely beautiful. We were only four rows from the orchestra to our surprise, because the orchestra takes the place of several rows on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Rhhett_ | Reviewed this property |
Excellent views in each theater..
December 15, 2016|
Response from PickyFlyer | Reviewed this property |
Don't see any mention of gift cards on their website. Use Gift Rocket, though, where you can choose either email or an actual card to be sent to the recipient, suggest in the message that they might like to attend an event... More