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California Center for the Arts: Escondido

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is situated on a 12-acre campus in downtown Escondido adjacent to Escondido City Hall and Grape Day Park. The campus is comprised of a 1,523-seat Concert Hall, a 406-seat Center Theater, a visual arts Museum, art and dance studios, and a Conference Center containing meeting and banquet facilities. Groundbreaking occurred on June 22, 1991. Since its opening on October 1, 1994, The Center has attracted more than one-million visitors through its performing and visual arts presentations, events in the Conference Center, and education programs.

Mission Statement

The mission of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is to enrich the lives of all within its reach through the Arts and their power for community building and enhancement by providing diverse artistic, cultural, educational, social and entertainment experiences of the highest quality.

Ticket Office Windows:
Wednesday - Saturday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Ticket Office Phones:
(800) 988-4253
Tuesday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Online Ticket Purchases:
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Upcoming event at California Center for the Arts: Escondido

West Coast Ballet Theater's 'The Nutcracker'

  • Saturday, December 16, 2 p.m.
  • West Coast Ballet Theater’s family-friendly production of "The Nutcracker" features a cast of over 200 performers, including internationally acclaimed guest artists. The performance captures the magic, wonder and innocence of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet as seen through a child’s eyes. Spectacular sets, gorgeous costumes, special effects and live music by the San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra come together to create a stunning, grand-scale event that is sure to become a family ... Read more

All upcoming events at California Center for the Arts: Escondido

'It's A Wonderful Christmas Carol'Starts December 7, 2017

Niki De Saint Phalle: 'Mythical California'Starts January 13, 2018

West Coast Ballet Theater's 'The Nutcracker'December 16, 2017

Jane Lynch: 'A Swingin' Little Christmas'December 16, 2017

Quattrosound: A Holiday ShowDecember 21, 2017

Russian Grand Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”December 23, 2017

First Wednesdays: The FremontsJanuary 3, 2018

Jack HannaJanuary 6, 2018

Wynonna JuddJanuary 14, 2018

The Hillbenders: A Bluegrass OpryJanuary 21, 2018

Science MagicJanuary 24, 2018

Whose Live Anyway?January 25, 2018

Pacific Coast Horns Brass QuintetJanuary 28, 2018

First Wednesdays: Jessica FichotFebruary 7, 2018

Pink MartiniFebruary 7, 2018

Michelle Cann LiveFebruary 11, 2018

International Guitar NightFebruary 18, 2018

Black Violin LiveFebruary 22, 2018

Jesse CookFebruary 24, 2018

First Wednesdays: Brogue WaveMarch 7, 2018

An Evening With Chris BottiMarch 8, 2018

Bria SkonbergMarch 9, 2018

Masters Of Hawaiian MusicMarch 11, 2018

Hawaiian Music 11:30 AM School PerformanceMarch 12, 2018

Buddy Guy LiveMarch 12, 2018

Cesar MillanMarch 24, 2018

Priti GandhiMay 13, 2018

Natalia LafourcadeMay 25, 2018

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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