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California Center for the Arts: Escondido

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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.

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:
www.artcenter.org
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Upcoming events at California Center for the Arts: Escondido

Cine En El Parque: 'School Of Rock'

Date Saturday, September 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost Free buy tickets
Age limit All ages
Event Time Category

The California Center For The Arts Exhibition

Wednesday, Sep. 24
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Arts

San Diego Educators’ Night Out

Wednesday, Sep. 24
4:30 p.m. Family

Cine En El Parque: 'Calle 54'

Saturday, Sep. 27
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Family
Event Time Category

WOW First Wednesdays: Mojalet Dance & Rhythm Talk

Wednesday, Oct. 1
4 p.m. Arts

WOW First Wednesdays: Mojalet Dance & Rhythm Talk

Wednesday, Oct. 1
7 p.m. Arts

La Santa Cecilia

Friday, Oct. 10
7:30 p.m. Music

Second Saturday: Family Arts Activities

Saturday, Oct. 11
10 a.m. Family

Intimate Classics: Sirena Huang, Violin

Sunday, Oct. 19
3 p.m. Music

The Center Chorale: Music Of Light

Saturday, Oct. 25
7:30 p.m. Music

Jake Shimabukuro

Friday, Oct. 31
7:30 p.m. Music
Event Time Category

Second Saturday: Family Arts Activities

Saturday, Nov. 8
10 a.m. Family

Pilobolus

Saturday, Nov. 15
7:30 p.m. Music

Center Children’s Chorus: Songs in the Courtyard

Sunday, Nov. 16
3 p.m. Music

Intimate Classics: Paul Galbraith, Guitar

Sunday, Nov. 23
3 p.m. Music
Event Time Category

Mariachi Sol De Mexico: A Merri-Achi Christmas

Friday, Dec. 5
7:30 p.m. Music

The Center Chorale: A Choral Yuletide

Saturday, Dec. 6
7:30 p.m. Family

Pink Martini

Sunday, Dec. 7
7:30 p.m. Music

Merle Haggard Concert

Wednesday, Dec. 10
7:30 p.m. Music

Second Saturday: Family Arts Activities

Saturday, Dec. 13
10 a.m. Family

Celtic Christmas Celebration: Lúnasa With Karan Casey

Wednesday, Dec. 17
7:30 p.m. Music

Blind Boys Of Alabama Christmas Show

Tuesday, Dec. 23
7:30 p.m. Music
Event Time Category

The Peking Acrobats

Saturday, Jan. 10
7:30 p.m. Dance

Intimate Classics: Keyboard Conversations® With Jeffrey Siegel

Sunday, Jan. 11
3 p.m. Arts

JazzReach Featuring Metta Quintet

Wednesday, Jan. 21
7 p.m. Family

Jesse Cook

Saturday, Jan. 24
7:30 p.m. Music

Alberta Ballet: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Sunday, Jan. 25
7:30 p.m. Music
Event Time Category

Intimate Classics: Jiayan Sun, Piano

Sunday, Feb. 1
3 p.m. Music

Garrison Keillor, Humorist & Author

Thursday, Feb. 5
7:30 p.m. Books

Harlem Gospel Choir Performance

Sunday, Feb. 15
7:30 p.m. Music

Venice Baroque Orchestra Performance

Friday, Feb. 27
7:30 p.m. Music
Event Time Category

The Center Chorale: Beethoven the Great

Sunday, Mar. 1
3 p.m. Music

Kathleen Madigan 'Madigan Again'

Friday, Mar. 6
7:30 p.m. Comedy

2Cellos Performance

Tuesday, Mar. 10
7:30 p.m. Music
Event Time Category

The Intimate Classics Series: Han Bin Yoon, Cello

Sunday, May. 3
3 p.m. Music

The Center Children’s Chorus: Songs Of America

Sunday, May. 17
3 p.m. Family

'Whose Live Anyway?' Live

Saturday, May. 30
7:30 p.m. Comedy

Past events