Opened in 1924, the historic Balboa Theatre has undergone several meticulous renovations that have transformed the venue into a modern concert hall with the classic elegance of a Roaring Twenties movie palace. Today, dozens of talented musicians perform on the stage of this San Diego landmark each year, and in 2014, prepare for Susan Boyle to enliven audiences on October 8.
Balboa Theatre Seating Information
There are three different seating levels at the Balboa Theatre: orchestra, loge, and balcony. The orchestra level lies closest to the stage on the main floor, and is separated into the left, center, and right sections. Rows in the orchestra section start with AA and BB and then continue with single letter rows. The next level elevated above the main floor is the loge level, which is followed by the final balcony level. Both of these areas are also divided into left, center, and right sections.
Balboa Theatre General Information
Attendees of all ages must have a ticket to see Susan Boyle, but certain events may have age requirements for admission. Cameras, recording devices, and outside food and drink are typically prohibited.
Balboa Theatre Parking Information
While the Balboa Theatre does not own a parking lot, there are a handful of parking structures in close proximity. There is a parking garage--the NBC Building Garage--located directly beneath the theater. On occasion, there may be parking spaces sold in advance for this garage; otherwise, most parking will be paid for on site.
Balboa Theatre Gate Times
Doors at the Balboa Theatre normally open 30 minutes to one hour before show time.
Balboa Theatre Accessibility
The Balboa Theatre has accessible seating open on the orchestra and first row of the loge level without any need to use stairs. Each level can be reached by elevator, and the restrooms on the loge, salon, and balcony levels can all be accessed without stairs. The theater also employs an infrared listening system that guests can use by renting a free headset at the theater or by bringing their own compatible headset. Sign language interpreters may be available at certain events upon advance request. Guests who require any unique services are encouraged to contact the Balboa Theatre box office directly prior to attending the concert on 10/8.