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San Diego Civic Theatre

The 2,967 seat San Diego Civic Theatre is the region's largest and greatest attended performing arts venue. 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.

Opened in January 1965, the Civic Theatre has hosted the world's finest talents in the fields of opera, classical music, dance, comedians, contemporary music, and Broadway. Additionally, it has served as a community gathering place for inaugurations, governmental addresses, religious services, political activities, lectures, educational presentations, and corporate meetings.

The Civic Theatre's primary producers and presenters include the San Diego Opera, Broadway/San Diego, La Jolla Music Society, and California Ballet.

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Upcoming event at San Diego Civic Theatre


  • Friday, May 21, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s "RENT" continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, "RENT" follows ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Civic Theatre

'RENT' May 21, 2021

Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson: 'The Cosmic Perspective'May 26, 2021

KPBS Tickets For Joe Bonamassa At San Diego Civic Theatre‎August 3, 2021

Mean GirlsAugust 21, 2021

Past events

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