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“Plays, concerts and shows excertra.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of California Center for the Arts, Escondido

California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Ranked #4 of 53 things to do in Escondido
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Escondido, California
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Plays, concerts and shows excertra.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

A great place to see a play, or a show! I'm going for a Gem Show on May 29 & 30. Hope to see you there'.

Visited November 2013
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English first
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888 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
“Second Saturdays: Family Art Discoveries”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

Once a month the entire family is invited to participate in a creative art activity that relates to a current show or event at the Center. The January theme was jazz. Upcoming dates and themes include
February 8: Classical Cello
March 8: Spring/Seussical
April 12: Piano
May 10: String Quartet
June 14: Summer
The programs are free and no registration is required. Just show up. This is both the good and the bad news. The positive is that you can be very flexible and spontaneous. The negative is that with no pre-registration, the staff has to estimate supplies needed. This month we ran out of paper towels, glue gun glue sticks, and soap........and the paint was in short supply. But with sequins and Elmer's glue galore, everyone had a wonderful time!
The programs are from 10:00 to 12:00, and with the "drop-in" format, you can stay for as much of that time as you want/need.

Visited January 2014
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Oceanside, California
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Event”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went for a formal event. It was good. The center is very nice and I'm sure all events are well presented.

Visited October 2013
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Olivenhain
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“Great Facility”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Love the acoustics, availability of parking, and proximity to Grand Ave and its restaurants. Not a bad seat the house. We enjoy the array of concerts presented there.

Visited August 2012
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Escondido, California, United States
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“Nice facility”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Playbill schedule have lots of variety. Great for rentals for special occasions. I have been to two, one outdoors, one in the smaller theatre for a dinner. Casual for one, fancy for other. Enjoyed
Several major performances in the past.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Julie E
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