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San Diego Civic Theatre

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Address: 3rd and B St., San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 619-231-8995
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Home to the San Diego Opera and Broadway theater.

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Well run theatre

Good regional theatre with huge auditorium, but showing her age. Hosted the touring Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The Lower Loge seats are well worth looking at with excellent views... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Chris M
Jersey, United Kingdom
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good regional theatre with huge auditorium, but showing her age. Hosted the touring Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The Lower Loge seats are well worth looking at with excellent views and cost effective pricing. Most seats throughout the theatre have much better legroom than in London theatres. Bar service poor with wine at $10 per disposable plastic cups (no containers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see the touring show of "The Sound of Music". theater is located conveniently downtown. However parking can be a bit tricky, especially leaving the show. We had seats in the balcony which had a good view of the stage, though a bit far away. They have concessions before and during the show, so you can get snacks and... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed seeing Sound Of Music performed here! Wonderful show and amazing talent!! Convenient parking, alluring area and so many enticing cites along the way! Not enough time to explore the Old City, but plan a return visit in near future!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very large house for a wonderful production! Outstanding cast and outstanding voices - we saw opening night performance.

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San Clemente
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the San Diego Civic Theater's production of The Sound of Music. The cast was outstanding and their performances were spectacular. The orchestration was superb. A timeless classic from Rodgers and Hammerstein that definitely lived up to expectations. A season seat subscriber since 2004, this production was one of the best I have ever seen in San Diego.

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Escondido, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This venue has been here for a long time and could use a makeover. The wear and tear is starting to show. The theater was packed - and there was a fare share of gentle pushing and nudging. The seats in the first balcony had some obstruction especially if you were in the first couple of rows. There are big... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The parking attendants were so patient and willing to answer my questions. The parking is also very reasonable. We paid $10 and it was cash only. Heads up, I wasn't ready. I don't usually carry cash. Before you enter the venue, they have large clear signs of who should enter where. Like there are lines for people with bags. They... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We saw the Lion King here, this is our 3rd time here and it is an average venue to be honest. 1. Lack of restrooms - lucky my girls did not need to go to the bathroom during the break, good luck! 2. Sound quality, could barely hear the voices and we were in dress circle. 3. Stage is quite... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

I was truly impressed with the venue. It's very nice inside and not a bad seat anywhere in the house. We went and saw the Lion King play there. My only issue is the elevator and stairs. If someone has mobility difficulties, then it would be tough to enter or exit the theater.

Thank James B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Saw "The Lion King" Good venue for shows. Seats were comfortable, commanding views of the stage, acoustics were good. Downtown parking can be a challenge. Lobby is quite congested.

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