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Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center

Historic Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center, home of the San Diego Symphony, is regarded as one of the finest classical music venues on the West Coast.

Originally built in 1929 as a premiere movie house (known then as The Fox Theater), this lush, French Rococo/ Spanish Colonial blend-style hall was conferred to the Symphony in 1984. The beauty and majesty of this historic hall has added to the stature and artistic growth of San Diego Symphony.

San Diego Symphony performed its first concert on Dec. 6, 1910. In the 97 years since its inception, San Diego Symphony has become one of the leading orchestras in the United States. It is committed to providing musical experiences of superior quality for the greater San Diego community and beyond. Through a rich mixture of innovative and educational programming designed to appeal to all ages and cultures, the Symphony makes music an integral part of the cultural and intellectual fabric of the San Diego region, valued by and relevant to all its residents.

Copley Symphony Hall is a multi-functional facility that can host concerts, comedy shows, corporate & civic events, film screenings and more. It is equipped with state-of-the-art digital sound and lighting technology, and normally seats up to 2235, with possible front row expansions accommodating 39 more. Embedded inside the performance chamber is a full-sized Robert Morton pneumatic pipe organ and two carbon-arc film projectors.

Upcoming event at Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center

Straight Up Paula! Paula Abdul Tour 2018

  • Tuesday, November 13, 8 p.m.
  • Beloved pop music star Paula Abdul brings her Straight Up Paula! tour to San Diego. Abdul has six number one hits, and got an even larger following from her nine-season run as a judge on "American Idol." More recently she's served as the executive-producer and star of "Live To Dance," plus a judge on Fox's "The X-Factor." For this concert, expect to hear her best hits along with seeing her ... Read more

All upcoming events at Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center

Straight Up Paula! Paula Abdul Tour 2018November 13, 2018

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian NutcrackerDecember 20, 2018

San Diego Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker'December 29, 2018

Past events

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Business hours

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

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