Civic Theatre Parking | Balboa Theatre Parking


Buy parking online in advance and save $2!

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


Enjoy these perks:

  • SAVE $2 per car per event by purchasing Online in advance! (Parking charge is $10 at event time; $8 online in advance)
  • Garage conveniently located at corner of 4th and B Streets
  • One block walk to Civic Theatre
  • No traffic entering or exiting parking garage
  • ATM’s available onsite
  • Easy access to the 5, 163 and 94 freeways
  • Security guards on site
  • Rates on Broadway/San Diego performance nights are $10 at event time
  • $8 purchase in advance,


Discount available for online advance purchase only. Online advance purchase available until 48 hours prior to event. Standard passenger car/truck only, vehicle cannot exceed parking space dimensions or exceed a height of 6 feet, 6 inches. Parking valid one hour prior to event for levels P2 and below and in unreserved spaces only. Not Valid prior to 6 pm Mon-Fri. No overnight parking or in and out privileges. Valid during Broadway/San Diego shows only.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking at Wells Fargo Plaza is available for Broadway/San Diego Civic Theatre Events only. Currently available for sale for all 2016-2017 shows.

If You Plan on Parking at WESTFIELD HORTON PLAZA MALL. Please Note: Neither the Balboa or Civic Theatres are affiliated with Westfield Horton Plaza shopping mall and do not qualify for parking 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 set by Westfield Management.

Parking rates and other information subject to change.


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 4th Avenue. 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. There is a height limitation of 6 feet, 8 inches for all vehicles entering the NBC Building Garage. If your vehicle exceeds these limits, please utilize one of the open-air parking lots or street parking. Current parking rates for the NBC Building Garage (rates subject to change):

  • Monday – Friday Evening Hours (after 5:30pm) – $10.00 per vehicle, flat rate
  • Saturday & Sunday – $10.00 per vehicle, flat rate

For most events, Advance Parking Passes (valid for the NBC Building Garage only), may be purchased at the same time you purchase your Balboa Theatre event tickets—for additional information on this, please contact Ticketing Services.


The Balboa Theatre is not a part of the Westfield Horton Plaza shopping mall and does not offer any parking 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 set by Westfield Management.

ACE Parking at Horton Plaza has advised that effective September 20th, 2013:

If you choose to park in the Westfield Horton Plaza Parking Garage, please be aware of the following: $10.00 Horton Plaza Parking Passes may be purchased from Balboa Theatre Lobby Staff. Passes are valid for 6 hours when presented at exit with parking ticket.

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Patronize Westfield Horton Plaza Shops/Restaurants and you may Self-validate your parking ticket for up to 3 hours of free parking. Please note the validation period expires at 9:30pm

Parking Ticket Validation Kiosks open 9:30am – 9:00pm daily and are located on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th floors in Horton Plaza.

Westfield Horton Plaza’s 3 -hour kiosk validations are good for parking 10am to 9:30pm Mon-Sun. If you exit the Garage after 9:30p, even with a validation, you will be charged the standard parking rates. Standard rate $2.00 for 15 min = $8 per hour. Max. $30 per day.

Please ask any of our staff if you have questions regarding downtown parking options when attending an event…Thank You!

Any questions, call Ace Parking at: 619-233-1491

Due to the proximity of the Theatre to the Historic Gaslamp District, parking in the evenings and on the week-ends can be challenging. Multiple parking lots and structures are available in the Gaslamp area and most are within a few blocks walking distance of the Theatre Please note that multiple downtown events can increase the time needed to secure parking convenient to both venues, especially the Balboa Theatre. Always allow adequate time to arrive and find suitable parking for the event you are attending.