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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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I have had the opportunity to see many talented people here at the California Center for the Arts. It is truly a cultural treasure and we all should take advantage of it. I have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have had the opportunity to see many talented people here at the California Center for the Arts. It is truly a cultural treasure and we all should take advantage of it. I have had the opportunity to hear the Harlem Gospel Choir, Hillsong United and watch Mikhail Baryshnikov dance at the Center, as well as see Children act in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I liked this particular venue as it seems your right there with the artist. The acoustics also seems rather good. It's a cozy place to have a date also... :)

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Thank Janice C
Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

l always look forward to the show. Great venue. Entertainment I always enjoy. What could be more fun!

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Thank Marilyn M
Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place...it just has a good feel to me and really offers a wonderful venue to see any kind of show. I've seen concerts and plays there and the views from any seat are pretty dang good. I've had tickets down below and up top...both were good.

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Thank Troy S
Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attend numerous performances, from Classical Music to ethnic groups from Hawaii and elsewhere. Love the variety, and the acoustics are fabulous !

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Thank tisha B
Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This center brings many wonderful performances to the city at affordable prices. It also features performances by local children's theater groups, bands, school events, etc.

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Thank Diane P
Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The California Center George the Arts is a very special venue with local, national and international performances for a wide range of productions. The Center is a lovely series of venues that accommodate a large range of sites that are perfect for performances or parties.

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Thank Renate R
Escondido,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Many great shows, beautiful setting, easy access, good parking available, great venue in our community to support.

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Thank lisak56
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Long program but lots of fun. We always enjoy the center. It is so easy to park and always so fresh and clean. Grammy Sharon

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We saw Jake Shimabukuro-ukulele genius! What a show he puts on!! See him if you have the opportunity. He is amazing. We sat way up in the 2nd balcony for the first time. Sound is excellent up there, and in the front row, you are still close enough to see how crazy fast this guys' hands are moving!!

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