Balboa Theatre - 2024 Season Calendar

Spend a night at the theater in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. What’s hitting the stage in 2024 at the historic Balboa Theatre from local and global performers?
Jess Tucker
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A Look at the Balboa Theatre, San Diego’s 2024 Season Events

Front of the Balboa TheaterNighttime in the Gaslamp Quarter

Catch incredible musicians, famous comedians, cultural performances, and more during the 2024 season at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

Dating back to 1924, the Balboa Theatre is one of the oldest theater venues in San Diego, even predating the historic Old Globe Theatre. Alongside the San Diego Civic Theatre, each year brings a new exciting lineup.

Entrance to the Balboa Theatre
Entrance to the Balboa Theatre

The Biggest Upcoming Shows and Performances

The Balboa Theatre welcomes talent to the stage around the year. Performances include stand-up comedians, ballet performances, shows presented by the San Diego Opera and San Diego Symphony, and concerts.

From The San Diego Ballet’s showing of Giselle to ringing in the holidays in San Diego with the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s suite of Christmas songs, there’s no shortage of incredible performances during the 2024 season.

Walking up to the Balboa Theatre
Walking up to the Balboa Theatre

Experience the Gaslamp Quarter

While Balboa Park is one of my favorite areas in San Diego, I don’t want you to get confused and think you’ll find the Balboa Theater in the park.

The theatre is actually located in Downtown San Diego, more specifically in the Gaslamp Quarter. There you’ll be able to not only catch a show but also enjoy the nightlife scene, take a foodie tour like Brothels Bites & Booze Tour, or spend time at haunted hangouts, which I think are the perfect follow-up activities to a night at the theater.

You can even stay at one of my favorite hotels in the area, the Horton Grand Hotel.

It’s worth mentioning here that you can experience all the neighborhood, and San Diego, has to offer at a discount when you pick up a Go City San Diego pass in advance of your travels. The pass ensures the lowest prices for many of the area's attractions, museums and tours.

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Golden Era of Theatre
Take a moment to explore the historic architecture and details of the theatre before the show starts. The ornate decor and unique features add to the overall experience and transport you back in time.

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Balboa Theatre Show, Concert and Events Lineup in San Diego

The Balboa Theatre
The Balboa Theatre

Let’s check out the lineup of performers, shows, and more for the 2024 season.

More shows may be announced, so check the official website for the most up-to-date information and to buy tickets. The San Diego Theatres website also has information on shows at their sister Civic Theatre.

April

  • 4/20-21: Freak Out!: A Disco Extravaganza
  • 4/24: Meateater Live
  • 4/27: Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles

May

  • 5/4-5: The San Diego Ballet: Giselle
  • 5/9: David Sedaris
  • 5/11: Live from Laurel Canyon
  • 5/16: Bored Teachers Comedy Tour
  • 5/18: The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes
  • 5/22: Sergio Mendes-Canceled

View of the Stage from Orchestra Row 3 at the Balboa Theatre
View of the Stage from Orchestra Row 3 at the Balboa Theatre

June

  • 6/1: Nate Jackson
  • 6/4: Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Being Alive
  • 6/8: Joshua Guerrero and Andrea Carroll
  • 6/16: Celeste Barber
  • 6/21: Justin Hayward
  • 6/29: Al Siddiq

July

  • The Balboa Theatre does not currently have any showtimes listed for July.

August

  • 8/8: Sibling Rivalry
  • 8/9-10: Sheng Wang
  • 8/11: The Kingston Trio
  • 8/24: Dean Z: The Ultimate Elvis

September

  • 9/7: Dusty Slay
  • 9/21: OMD

The Balboa Theatre
The Balboa Theatre

October

  • 10/4: Omid Djalili
  • 10/17: Becky Robinson
  • 10/19: Laura Ramoso

November

  • 11/2: Grupo Duelo
  • 11/14: La India Yuridia
  • 11/15: Maxim Galkin
  • 11/29: Kathy Griffin

Side of the Balboa Theatre
Side of the Balboa Theatre

December

  • 12/16: In the Christmas Mood with the Glenn Miller Orchestra

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How to Buy Tickets at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego

Tickets to all events can be purchased in advance on the Balboa Theatre website, with sales handled through Ticketmaster.

Each event is priced separately.

Tickets on Sale at the Balboa Theatre
Tickets on Sale at the Balboa Theatre

Seating

All tickets include reserved seating. The seating chart includes balcony, orchestra, and spots in Loge or Box options.

How to Get There and Helpful Tips for Visiting the Theatre

Here are some important things to know before attending a show.

Front of the Fred Shuttle in the Gaslamp Quarter
Front of the Fred Shuttle in the Gaslamp Quarter

Getting to the Theater

Balboa Theatre’s address is 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA. Both Downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp Quarter have excellent public transit.

There’s a stop on the COASTER and multiple bus stops in the area. The nearest is at Broadway & 4th Ave, just a 3-minute walk from the theater.

One of the Many Beautiful Streets in the Gaslamp Quarter San Diego
One of the Many Beautiful Streets in the Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

Is There Parking?

Parking is available by the Balboa Theatre at the 225 Broadway Garage lot.

You can pre-purchase a $10 parking pass when you buy your tickets, or park at the Horton Plaza Garage. Depending on crowds, street parking may also be available nearby.

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