Theater in San Diego

Old Globe Theaters

Balboa Park’s Old Globe Theater dates from the 1935 Exposition, and in the 1970s the main stage was rebuilt à la 17th-century Globe in England, where Shakespeare's works were originally performed. This Globe puts on…
Theater in San Diego

Balboa Theatre

Built in 1924, this building has a colorful past: in the '30s it screened films from Mexico City to San Diego’s growing Latino audience. During World War II, it was turned into US Navy bachelor quarters. It was late…
Live Performance in San Diego


Re-imagined colorful containers make up this new outdoor community space and stage in East Village, a short walk from Gaslamp. Home to a coffee shop, beer garden, restaurant and live venue all in one, it's a great s…
Comedy in San Diego

National Comedy Theatre

Performances and improv classes in Mission Hills and a regular 'whose line is it anyway' type show on Fridays and Saturdays (tickets from $18).
Theater in San Diego

San Diego Repertory Theatre

For contemporary plays and re-imagined classics and self-proclaimed 'provocative theater.'
Theater in San Diego

Horton Grand Theatre

Situated in the Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Grant shows popular musicals and other Broadway-style productions.
Theater in San Diego

Lamb’s Players Theater

Well-regarded company in Coronado.
Theater in San Diego

Cygnet Theater

A 246-seat theater situated in the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, showing half a dozen main stage productions a year, from musicals to classic plays. Previous shows include The History Boys, Cat on a Hot Ti…
Comedy in La Jolla

Comedy Store

One of the area’s most established comedy venues, the Comedy Store also serves meals, drinks and barrels of laughs. Expect a cover charge ($15 to $20 on weekends with a two-drink minimum), and some of tomorrow’s big…
Theater in La Jolla

La Jolla Playhouse

Inside the Mandell Weiss Center for the Performing Arts, this theater has sent dozens of productions to Broadway including Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher and 2010 Tony winner Memphis.