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San Diego Civic Theatre Tickets

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Buy Tickets to the Next San Diego Civic Theatre Event

Tickets to San Diego Civic Theatre events are available now at Event Tickets Center! Oftentimes, San Diego Civic Theatre shows are difficult to come by. But, Event Tickets Center has a variety of tickets available for the next several events at the venue. Prices start at $49, but can range all the way up to $1356. So, you need to act fast before ticket prices rise. If you are on the fence about going to see a San Diego Civic Theatre event, we have conveniently laid out some of the most important information about the venue. Check out insider information about parking, concessions, seating, rideshare, public transportation, bag policy, amenities, and more! Find the event you want to attend in the event list above, so you can purchase your tickets to go see your next San Diego Civic Theatre event live!

About San Diego Civic Theatre

Located in San Diego, California, San Diego Civic Theatre is a theater that first opened its doors in 1965. Currently, it’s under the ownership of the City of San Diego.

San Diego Civic Theatre Seating

San Diego Civic Theatre has a total capacity of 2,967. However, this figure can vary for events with unique venue configurations.

Events at San Diego Civic Theatre

San Diego Civic Theatre is the hub for several events. The venue serves as the stage for comedy, concert and theater events, in addition to hosting other functions.

Getting into San Diego Civic Theatre

Want to ensure a smooth entry to San Diego Civic Theatre? We've got you covered! From security to accessibility, we've compiled all the info you need for a hassle-free arrival.

Security at San Diego Civic Theatre

Security at San Diego Civic Theatre is taken very seriously. All guests are required to go through security checks before entering the venue. Typically, security checkpoints tend to get longer as you get closer to the start time of the event. We recommend planning ahead so you don’t miss anything. Please note that San Diego Civic Theatre has a strict bag policy.

San Diego Civic Theatre Bag Policy & Prohibited Items

For the safety and enjoyment of all patrons, we kindly request your cooperation with the following guidelines regarding prohibited items inside the theater.

    Bag Size Limitations:
  • Bags should not exceed 12" x 6" x 12."
  • Please be aware that San Diego Theatres does not provide a general area to check bags, coats, or other personal belongings.
  • Prohibited items include oversized bags such as backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, laptop bags, etc.
    Weapons and Harmful Items:
  • Weapons or any item that could be harmful to others are strictly prohibited. This includes firearms, pepper spray/mace, flares, or fireworks.
    Outside Food and Beverages:
  • For the convenience of all patrons, outside food, beverages, liquid containers, alcohol, cans, bottles, flasks, coolers, or water bottles are not allowed.
  • Workman's tools, pocket knives, or any other tools are prohibited.
    Light and Sound Devices:
  • Laser pens/pointers, flashlights, glow products, and audio recording devices, including GoPro cameras, are prohibited.
    Electronic Devices:
  • Laptop and tablet computers are not allowed inside the theater.
  • Unless otherwise posted by tour management, signs, flags, banners, or posters are prohibited.
    Sports Equipment:
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, helmets, or chairs are prohibited inside the venue.
  • The use or possession of balloons is prohibited.
    Drugs and Illegal Substances:
  • The use or possession of drugs and illegal substances is strictly prohibited.
    Recording Devices:
  • Video or audio recording devices of any kind are not allowed.

What to Bring to San Diego Civic Theatre

When you come to an event at San Diego Civic Theatre, please make sure to bring your ticket and a valid ID, especially if you want to purchase alcohol. We recommend bringing a credit or debit card and also a little cash. Because this is an indoor venue, weather is often not a factor. However, as it is climate-controlled, it might be worth bringing a light jacket just in case it gets a little chilly inside.

Is San Diego Civic Theatre ADA Accessible?

San Diego Civic Theatre is committed to providing a comfortable experience for all guests. Assistive listening is available, and the venue is also ADA compliant. Typically, San Diego Civic Theatre has special seating and preferred entry gates for these patrons. Be sure to check the policy for your specific event for more information.

San Diego Civic Theatre Experience

Your experience at San Diego Civic Theatre extends beyond the event itself. Discover delicious food and drinks, convenient transportation options, and more to create an unforgettable memory.

Food and Beverage at San Diego Civic Theatre

Plenty of concessions are available at San Diego Civic Theatre. Non-alcoholic beverages are served as well as alcoholic beverages including but not limited to mixed drinks, beer and wine.

Payment Methods Accepted at San Diego Civic Theatre

San Diego Civic Theatre primarily operates on a cashless basis. This implies that while some vendors may still accept cash, most onsite purchases are done with digital wallets or debit and credit cards. Although San Diego Civic Theatre accepts most credit cards (such as Visa and Mastercard), it is prudent to carry a small amount of cash for tipping and for the few vendors that might accept it inside and outside the venue.

Is There Wi-Fi Available?

Indeed, the venue provides Wi-Fi access. We suggest connecting to the Wi-Fi network immediately upon arrival, as cellular service can sometimes be unreliable.

How to Get to San Diego Civic Theatre

San Diego Civic Theatre is located at 1100 3rd Avenue, San Diego, California, 92101. We've got you covered with all the options to get there, from public transportation to convenient rideshares.

San Diego Civic Theatre Parking Details

San Diego Civic Theatre has plenty of parking options nearby. Many event-goers will utilize onsite parking, while others will use nearby public parking. Parking prices can range depending on where you decide to park and may even be free for some events. We have outlined some of the closest parking options for San Diego Civic Theatre visitors. They are Ace Parking, Tower 180, Civic Theater Parking, Ace Parking and Viridian Lofts Apartments.

How Early Should I Get to San Diego Civic Theatre?

Arrival times may vary depending on the event, but we recommend arriving at the venue about an hour before the scheduled start time. This gives you some breathing room in case of traffic congestion, parking difficulties, visits to the merchandise store, or if you want to grab some food and drinks before the event starts.

Rideshare Drop-off and Pickup Location

At San Diego Civic Theatre, there are specific pick-up locations for rideshare users. You’ll find the designated pick-up spots at 1100 3rd Avenue. Using rideshare to attend an event is a great option because it eliminates the stress of finding parking, which can often be scarce and expensive. Additionally, ridesharing promotes safety by providing reliable transportation if you plan on drinking alcohol during your visit.

Closest Bus Stop to San Diego Civic Theatre

For a budget-friendly option, the nearest bus stop is located at 3rd Av & B St. This bus station is located 0.1 mi from the venue.

Closest Train Stop to San Diego Civic Theatre

You can find the nearest train/metro station at Civic Center. One of the biggest benefits of taking the train is that it is rarely late, and you never have to deal with unforeseen traffic or parking issues.

San Diego Civic Theatre Surrounding Area

A stone’s throw away from San Diego Civic Theatre, a variety of restaurants await, serving everything from local specialties to global dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for a fast snack before the event or a gourmet meal, there’s a choice for every taste. The vicinity also features a selection of hotels, providing a handy option for guests from out of town. With everything from high-end lodgings to economical choices, there’s a suitable resting place for every traveler.

Nearby Restaurants to San Diego Civic Theatre

San Diego Civic Theatre is surrounded by great restaurants and bars ready for any pre-event or post-event activities. Here are the top rated bars and/or restaurants close to the venue: Extraordinary Desserts, House of Blues Restaurant & Bar, Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse, The Old Spaghetti Factory and Joe's Crab Shack.

The San Diego Civic Theatre is located in the downtown sector of San Diego, CA. As you can imagine, this location alone has a lot to do with the popularity of the San Diego Civic Theatre. Not only is it easy to find, but it is located in close proximity to many other top notch venues.

The San Diego Civic Theatre is home to the San Diego Opera. Although they are the most popular tenant at this venue, many other shows also take place within its confines on a regular basis.

With a top of the line design, as well as plenty of seats, it is easy to see why the San Diego Civic Theatre has become so popular.

All in all, it is safe to say that the San Diego Civic Theatre will be hosting shows for many years to come. And of course, the San Diego Opera is not going anywhere in the near future!

FAQs about San Diego Civic Theatre

What time do doors open at San Diego Civic Theatre?

Doors typically open anywhere between 90 minutes to 2 hours prior to showtime at San Diego Civic Theatre. Be sure to check the listing on your ticket as showtimes will vary.

Are VIP Packages or Accessible Seating offered at San Diego Civic Theatre?

San Diego Civic Theatre VIP seating packages and accessible seating section locations may vary per event. Please click the seating chart below or contact our customer service department to discuss options for accessible seating or VIP package purchases.

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Event Dates and Pricing Information

Performer Date Price Tickets Available
Madama Butterfly Apr 26, 2024 From $133 25
Madama Butterfly Apr 28, 2024 From $248 2
Hasan Minhaj May 4, 2024 From $68 215
Hasan Minhaj May 4, 2024 From $94 402
Yo-Yo Ma May 7, 2024 From $182 213
Celtic Woman May 9, 2024 From $97 661
Andrew Schulz May 10, 2024 From $60 448
Andrew Schulz May 10, 2024 From $75 227
La Jolla Music Society May 15, 2024 From $49 457
Swan Lake May 17, 2024 From $105 1,011