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California Center for the Arts, Escondido

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Address: 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025-2600
Phone Number: 760 839 4178
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Ain't Misbehavin

Great local treasure! Their schedule for the 2016-2017 looks great! Had front row seats at a very reasonable price! Staff was extremely helpful and loved everything about it! Love... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
travelinOma3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great local treasure! Their schedule for the 2016-2017 looks great! Had front row seats at a very reasonable price! Staff was extremely helpful and loved everything about it! Love the array of restaurants to choose from in the immediate area!

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Thank travelinOma3
Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Offering a variety of performances by musical groups from around the country. All seats have good view of the stage. Economically priced.

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Thank Joseph M
San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We've been to several shows, concerts and services here in both the large and smaller theaters. It's all nice - pretty, comfortable, good sound. Always a pleasant experience and we've sat in the front, back, balcony ... you name it!

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Thank Mtn2Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Good sound, great seating and parking. Wonderful volunteer staff, we are lucky to have such a wonderful venue.

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Thank hortonms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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Thank 330jeanned
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 July 19, 2016

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 June 29, 2016

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 June 27, 2016

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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