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Seating Chart

San Diego Civic Theatre Interior

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.

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Traveling South on Interstate 5
5 South to the Front Street / Civic Center off-ramp
At fork, stay to left to reach 2nd Avenue
Turn right on 2nd Avenue & continue 3 blocks to A Street
Immediately in front (driveway on right) is the entrance to the Concourse Parkade

Traveling North on Interstate 5
5 North to the 6th Avenue off-ramp
Turn left on 6th Avenue to Ash Street
Turn right on Ash Street to 2nd Avenue
Turn left on 2nd Avenue
Immediately in front (driveway on right) is the entrance to the Concourse Parkade

Traveling South on Interstate 15
15 South to 163 South
163 South becomes 10th Avenue
Take 10th Avenue 2 blocks to B Street
Turn right on B Street to 3rd Avenue
Turn right on 3rd Avenue
Take first driveway on the left to enter Concourse Parkade

Traveling West on Highway 94
94 West to downtown
94 West becomes F Street
Take F Street to 5th Avenue
Turn right on 5th Avenue to B Street
Turn left on B Street to 3rd Avenue
Turn right on 3rd Avenue
Take first driveway on the left to enter Concourse Parkade

Event Assistance

If you are attending an event and are in need of assistance at any time, please ask one of our Badged House Management, Usher or Public Safety Staff. Usher staff are available inside seating areas during all performances.

Special Note: Increased Security

While Visiting the Civic Theatre here are some friendly reminders to plan your visit:

  • SECURITY: Please plan to arrive an additional 15-30 minutes earlier as Security will be conducting a bag check as you enter the theatre. Please look for these signs:


  • NO BAG? We would encourage you to plan ahead and save time by using our “Pass Through” lines for guests without bags or purses. Simply look for this sign and proceed to that entrance.
  • DINING: Due to the closing of Downtown Johnny Brown's Restaurant, the Civic Theatre is now offering light alfresco dining & beverage options, beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance. Click Here for full menu.
  • POSSIBLE CONSTRUCTION: The iconic Plaza fountain has undergone some long-needed repairs, so you will see some construction barriers around the structure.

We look forwarding to seeing you at the show!

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

Will the theatre provide booster seats, binoculars or hearing amplifiers?
For your comfort, the Civic Theatre has booster seats and binoculars 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

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 (619) 570-1100 or TDD (619) 570-4177.

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 (619) 570-1100 for prices and availability.

Can I get cash at the theatre?
For your convenience, the Civic Theatre has an ATM machine located in the first floor lobby.

Do you offer Gift Certificates?
Yes! Broadway/San Diego Gift Certificates are the perfect gift! They can be used for any single ticket purchases to any Broadway/San Diego production, towards group sales or towards the purchase of a subscription package. They come in denominations of $25, $50 or $100 for your convenience and are now available anytime. Purchase with confidence from our secure online shop. Click here 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 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!

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.

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