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3rd Avenue & B Street, San Diego, CA 92101

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3rd Avenue & B Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Year opened: 1965
Capacity: 2967

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The San Diego Civic Theatre was opened in January 1965 and hosts a wide variety of productions including comedy, opera, classical and contemporary music, Broadway and dance. The Civic Theatre’s main producers include the San Diego Opera, Broadway/San Diego, La Jolla Music Society, and California Ballet. It also holds many other events such as political activities, corporate meetings and educational presentations. It is a 2,967 seat theatre, making it the largest performing arts venue in the region. The Civic Theatre is owned by the City of San Diego and is managed and operated by San Diego Theatres on behalf of the community.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Tosca

    Opens Feb 13

  • The Book of Mormon

    Opens Feb 23

  • Newsies

    Opens May 31

  • The Lion King

    Opens Sep 07

  • Finding Neverland

    Opens Apr 04, 2017


February 13-21, 2016

The world's most popular opera comes to San Diego, courtesy of the San Diego Opera. Considered Puccini's masterpiece, Tosca takes us into a world of political intrigue, rebellion and revenge, against which the Diva Tosca will stop at nothing to protect her lover, the painter Mario from the double-crossing chief of police Baron Scarpia.

The Book of Mormon

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February 23-March 6, 2016

With NINE Tony Awards - including Best Musical - a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and top New York critic Ben Brantley himself calling it the "best new musical of the century", this is one show you won't want to miss when it comes to a stage near you. Yes, that's right - you no longer have to fly to Broadway to catch this worldwide phenomenon, the boys are bringing it to you!


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May 31-June 5, 2016

The record-breaking, Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon that tells the story of an unlikely band of underdogs who take on the biggest names in publishing in an "inspirational" (The Hollywood Reporter) fight for justice, is touring the country!

The Lion King

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September 7-October 2, 2016

Still going strong after 15 years, this Tony Award-winning extravaganza will delight, enthrall and bring out your inner cub. Based on the 1994 Disney movie, The Lion King incorporates several changes and additions to the storyline as compared to the film, making for a whole new experience!

Finding Neverland

April 4-9, 2017

Based on the Oscar-winning movie, Finding Neverland tells the uplifting story of J.M.Barrie and the family who inspired him to write Peter Pan. Weaving together real life events and flights of fancy into the world of The Lost Boys and Captain Hook, this show is touring the country following a phenomenally successful Broadway run.

February '16

Feb 13-21, 2016

March '16

Mar 12, 2016

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May 31-Jun 5, 2016

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May 31-Jun 5, 2016

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Aug 23-28, 2016

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Sep 7-Oct 2, 2016

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