Balboa Theatre, named after Vasco Nunez de Balboa, was originally built in 1924 for a mere $800,000 by the Balboa Building Company. After going through some changes and being renamed in 1930, to the El Teatro Balboa, the United State Navy took it over in the early 1940s to house sailors. Then after just escaping demolition, the City of San Diego finally deemed the theater a local historical building in 1972.
In 1985, CCDC used eminent domain to take control of the property and in 1992 the Balboa Theatre Foundation successfully listed it as a nationally recognized historic building. The goal of the foundation is to transform the Balboa Theatre into a contemporary performing arts venue treasured by patrons, producers, presenters, performers and San Diego’s regional community, while contributing to redevelopment and the advancement of a vital downtown theatre district.
Reopening this month, Balboa Theater will be hosting its grand opening with a Roaring Twenties themed fundraising gala on January 31st. This event begins at 7pm, with the show beginning at 8:30. Click here to see more info on tickets and shows.
Balboa Theater “ just one more feature that makes living Downtown convenient and exciting.
868 4th Avenue, 92101
Ticketing – 619-570-1100
Administration – 619-615-4000
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