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Seating Chart


San Diego Civic Theatre Interior

The Balboa Theatre seating has been completely renovated to provide maximum comfort to our patrons within a historic venue. With a total seating capacity of 1,339 the Balboa Theatre features a Main Floor Orchestra and second level Loge and Balcony sections with center section seat numbers in consecutive order beginning with 101. The House Right sections, with even-numbered seats, begin with seat 2 on the center right aisle and move outward. House Left sections, with odd-numbered seats, begin with seat 1 on center left aisle and move outward.

Orchestra rows are alphabetical from the stage beginning with row A. Please note that during certain performances where the Orchestra Pit or Extended staging is not required, 2 additional rows (AA and BB) may be added in front of row A.


Balboa Theatre Seating Chart

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Directions




Traveling South on Interstate 5
5 South to the Front Street / Civic Center off-ramp
At fork, stay to the right on to Front Street
Turn left on Broadway to 2nd Avenue
Turn right on Broadway Circle & follow around to NBC Building Garage entrance on left

Traveling North on Interstate 5
5 North to the 6th Avenue off-ramp
Turn left on 6th Avenue to Broadway
Turn right on Broadway to 2nd Avenue
Turn left on Broadway Circle & follow around to NBC Building Garage entrance on left

Traveling South on Interstate 15
15 South to 163 South
163 South becomes 10th Avenue
Take 10th Avenue to Broadway
Turn right on Broadway to 2nd Avenue
Turn left on Broadway Circle & follow around to NBC Building Garage entrance on left

Traveling West on Highway 94
94 West to downtown—94 West becomes F Street
Take F Street to 7th Avenue
Right on 7th Avenue to Broadway
Left on Broadway to 2nd Avenue
Turn left on Broadway Circle & follow around to NBC Building Garage entrance on left



Frequently Asked Questions


Can I buy parking online?
Parking at the WELLS FARGO PLAZA Building may be purchased in advance. For more information click HERE.

Where is WILL CALL?
WILL CALL will be located at the ticket office windows. Tickets can be picked up 2.5 hours prior to your performance time.

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.

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.

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 Gaslamp.

Are there accommodations for patrons with physical challenges?
The Balboa Theatre offers Accessible Seating, restrooms and parking access. An Infra-red audio assistance system is in use at the Theatre. Headsets are available in Theatre Lobby House Manager’s Office prior to performances (headsets are loaned at no charge, on a first-come, first-served basis). ASL and Audio Described Services may be offered for select performances, contact Broadway/San Diego at 619-564-3000 for more information

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 to 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!

For more information on this venue visit www.sandiegotheatres.org.