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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:
- Tuesday - Saturday: Noon - 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Noon - 6 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.

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Upcoming event at California Center for the Arts: Escondido

Mark Twain's 'A Christmas Carol'

  • Today, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • This December, the award-winning North County Players brings "Mark Twain's 'A Christmas Carol'" to the California Center for the Arts: Escondido's Studio 1 Theatre. An exciting live theatre experience at movie theater pricing. "Mark Twain's 'A Christmas Carol'" recounts the classic holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman who is visited on Christmas eve by three spirits. Only this time it's set in the American South in the period ... Read more

All upcoming events at California Center for the Arts: Escondido

'Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs Of Ansel Adams' & 'Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066'Starts January 12, 2019

Mark Twain's 'A Christmas Carol'Today

Pacific Arts Dance Center's 'Nutcracker'December 15, 2018

Irish Christmas In America 'Jingles All The Way' To Escondido For The Holidays!December 19, 2018

'The Nutcracker' By West Coast Ballet TheaterDecember 22, 2018

New Years Eve With The Second City Improv All-StarsDecember 31, 2018

Itzhak PerlmanJanuary 19, 2019

Gina ChavezFebruary 28, 2019

Concert Of The AmericasMarch 10, 2019

Lila DownsMay 11, 2019

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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