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South on I-5: 5 South to Front Street/Civic Center off-ramp. At fork, stay to the left to 2nd Ave. Turn right on 2nd Ave and go to A Street. Turn left on A St to 4th Ave. Venue is on 4th Ave. North on I-5: North to 6th Ave off-ramp. Turn left on 6th Ave to Ash St. Turn right on Ash St to 4th Ave. South on I-15: 15 South to 163 South, this becomes 10th Ave. Take 10th Ave 2 blocks to B St. Turn right on B St to 4th Ave. Turn left on 4th Ave. Proceed South on 4th Ave to venue. West on HWY 94: 94 West to downtown – becomes F Street. Take F St all the way to the end, ends at 4th Ave. Theatre located at 868 Fourth Avenue at E Street.
For Balboa Theatre events, we recommend parking at the NBC Building Garage at 225 Broadway. This underground facility offers easy access to the Balboa Theatre entrance and you can avoid the heavy traffic congestion frequently encountered on Fourth Avenue. Event access is after 5:30pm Monday – Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Enter Broadway Circle from the intersection of 2nd Ave. and Broadway and follow around to the garage entrance down-ramp on the left, directly across from the Levi’s Store.
Advance Parking Passes (valid for NBC Building Garage only) for most Balboa Theatre events may be purchased at the same time as your event tickets…please ask our operators.
The Balboa Theatre is not a part of Westfield Horton Plaza and does not offer any validations if patrons choose to use their garage facilities. Patrons parking in the Westfield Horton Plaza Garage are subject to validation ticket policies and/or standard hourly fees as established by their Management.
The San Diego Trolley has a Civic Center stop at 3rd Avenue and C Street, adjacent to the Civic Theatre.
Walking two (2) blocks south on 3rd Avenue will put you at the ground floor entrance of Horton Plaza. Take the corridor to the left (past newsstand) and this will put you at the front doors of the Balboa Theatre.
For Trolley and bus service information to downtown, please access: www.sdcommute.com
Both Theatres are also conveniently located less then one mile from the Amtrak Station www.amtrak com and Coaster service www.sdcommute.com
Box Office Numbers
Ticket Office Numbers:
San Diego Theatres Ticketing 619.570.1100
Box Office Hours
Event Windows (Balboa Theatre—868 Fourth Avenue)
Approx. 2 – 2 ½ hours prior to curtain
Available 2 hours prior to curtain
Wheelchair & Companion Seating available on Orchestra & Loge levels (Wheelchair Patron + 1 Companion).
Convertible Arm Aisle Transfer Seats available on Orchestra Level for mobility impaired patrons.
For more information or for patrons with specific questions, please contact San Diego Theatres Ticketing at (619) 570-1100, Monday-Friday,
10a-6p. TTY/TDD Service at (619) 615-4177, Monday-Friday, 10a-6p
No cameras, video or audio recording. Late-comers seated during appropriate break. No outside food or beverages allowed.
All ages must have their own ticket in same section as parent / adult. For some Children shows, the Box Office may sell LAP tickets for babies 0-12 months old.