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San Diego Civic Theatre

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Address: 3rd and B St., San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-231-8995
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Home to the San Diego Opera and Broadway theater.

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We had an amazing night watching our first opera, "Great Scott". The audience was mostly compose of very mature, some mid-age, and very little young people. The symphony orchestra... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2016
SantiagoChago
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing night watching our first opera, "Great Scott". The audience was mostly compose of very mature, some mid-age, and very little young people. The symphony orchestra was amazing. The singers provided an impressive performance. The opera play was humoristic and passionate, it touched all our scenes. The place has parking available at a fair price. Food and... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Great theatre night in the Old Globe to see play RAIN by Somerset Maugham. Theatre well supported by benefactors which was great to see and good team of volunteers

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Went to see the Wizard of Oz at this venue. It was very clean, the seats were comfortable and the production was great.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Theater was OK. Saw Book of Mormon. I had tickets on my iPhone. When I got up to usher she could not scan it. Said, I had to go to the third line. Put a sign up! We are from DE and were not aware. Because of the crowds we were a few minutes late. They closed the doors and... More 

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Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Just went to see the Book of Mormon and had an amazing time, but it was difficult to hear some of the more "hushed" dialogue and the balcony is like no other balcony I have ever experienced. It is at such an intense angle that you feel dizzy. Not the greatest set up, also in a pretty bad part of... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This is just a place that is so far past it's prime it's not even funny. I have wasted so much time and money seeing what should have been great productions only to walk away miserable and disappointed at the house. Cramped lobby, old, dirty, not enough restrooms and then you add this to a lousy presentation inside the auditoria... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We refuse to attend another event at the San Diego Civic Theater, no matter how much we like the production. Not only is it the most expensive venue in town, the acoustics in the balcony are terrible. When we saw Kinky Boots there last year, no one in our party could understand a single lyric. It was so frustrating to... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We have seen a couple of different things here from different levels, and it's a nice theater with very nice people running it. If you're looking for a premiere theater experience, the front orchestra is really the place to be. If you're looking for cheap seats, the center front rows of the balconies are actually not too bad. Often they'll... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The Mt Everest of theatres. Unless you are seated in the orchestra, you need to know that the seats are EXTREMELY steeply raked, and the rows disappear into the clouds. I was seated next to an aisle at the top of the first little staircase in the balcony, and watched the faces of those arriving there when they looked up... More 

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Murrieta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We saw "Phantom of the Opera" here. If you want a full meal, eat before you go. There is only one restaurant that we found close by, but we stood in line and finally gave up. So the grandkids had hot dogs from a cart out in front of the theatre. There are nice, healthy snacks inside. Our granddaughter chose... More 

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