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About the San Diego Civic Theatre

The San Diego Civic Theatre offers plush seating for 2,967 patrons. Seats are numbered from the center of the theatre, beginning with numbers one and two, progressively going higher toward the outer edges. Even numbers are on House Right and odd numbers are on House Left. Rows are labeled alphabetically in ascending order from the stage beginning with Row A. Please note that during certain productions when the orchestra pit/extended orchestra pit are not required and removable seating is in place, the first three rows are AA, BB, and CC followed by Row A.

Getting to the Theatre


1100 Third Avenue @ B Street


Civic Theatre Parking


@ 401 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101
(one block away from the Civic Theatre)

Parking downtown during an event can be challenging. We suggest you arrive early to avoid any delay.

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Theatre Seating Chart


Detailed Seating Chart


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current show status amid COVID-19?

For updated information about current show statuses during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

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Can I buy parking online?

Broadway San Diego season ticket holders can buy advance parking at the Wells Fargo Plaza Building for more information click HERE.

Parking passes are not available for advance purchase for weekday matinee performances.  

Do you have any special considerations for deaf patrons?

We are happy to arrange ASL interpreted performances upon patron request. For more information on how to request this service or to find out which shows have an ASL interpreted performance already scheduled, please click here for more information. To purchase tickets to a scheduled ASL performance, please contact the Civic Theatre Ticket Office at

Do you have any special considerations for hearing impaired patrons?

At the Civic Theatre, a limited number of Sennheiser infra-red audio assistance system headsets are available to amplify the sound for those in need. These sets may be picked up, free of charge, from the coat check room of the theatre’s first floor lobby.

Does the theatre have wheelchair access?

Yes. The Civic Theatre offers companion seating and seating for patrons with wheelchairs. Please contact the Civic Theatre Ticket Office at for prices and availability.

How far in advance should I arrive?

We recommend that you plan to arrive at least ONE HOUR prior to your performance. This will allow sufficient time for unexpected traffic, especially during concurrent events downtown, and to secure parking. There is usually ample and convenient parking available if you arrive early.

What if someone needs to reach me during the show?

Guests cannot be paged. While cell phones must be silenced during performances, it is still possible for people to leave messages to your phone. Alternatively, you may leave your exact seat location (including section, row and seat number – all listed on your ticket) with someone you believe may need to contact you. Then, that person may call our House Manager at (619) 615-4125, to leave their message and your seat location. At an appropriate break (typically, intermission or at the conclusion of the performance), an usher will attempt to deliver your message to you. However, without the specific seat locations, no one will be able to provide this assistance.

What should I wear?

Theatre is fun – and historically had been a great time to dress up, however, in a true San Diego fashion we encourage our patrons relax and enjoy the show in comfort. While some patrons dress in a tux or sparkling gown on occasion, and others may wear a business suit/sport jacket or nice pants outfit/dress, there are many patrons who choose to wear a clean pair of jeans or nice shorts and a polo style shirt. Absolutely any of these wardrobe choices are perfect!

When do they start seating?

Seating usually starts approximately 30-minutes prior to the start of a show. For some performances, seating may begin even earlier, but 30-minutes prior is a safe estimate.

Where is WILL CALL?

WILL CALL is located across the plaza at the ticket office windows. Tickets can be picked up beginning 2.5 hours prior to your performance time.

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Will the theatre provide booster seats, binoculars or hearing amplifiers?

Booster seats are available on a first come, first serve. Binoculars are available for rent. Rental costs vary. Hearing amplification devices are available for use, free of charge. For more information, please visit the Civic Theatre’s website at


Will there be late seating?

Should you arrive at the theatre late or after curtain, you may be held in the lobby until there is a suitable seating break during the performance. Parking for Civic Theatre events generally requires arriving at least 60 minutes prior to curtain to avoid traffic delays in and around the busy Gaslamp District.

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