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California Center for the Arts, Escondido

340 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido, CA 92025
+1 760-839-4178
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What a Treat!

The California Center for the Arts in Escondido is amazing. What a wonderful resource for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Evening

Easy access, nice location with rich program all year long. Worth to schedule a visit at least... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County. The Center's unique campus includes a 1,500-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities ready to host corporate gatherings, weddings and other special life events. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events, such as the Jazz Jam Sessions, 4th of July celebration, Day of the Dead Festival, Holiday Tree Lighting and WOW First Wednesdays performances.
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340 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido, CA 92025
+1 760-839-4178
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The California Center for the Arts in Escondido is amazing. What a wonderful resource for the local community and visitors alike. The building is beautiful and the grounds and art surrounding it make it beg to be enjoyed!

Thank 2TravelersMn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy access, nice location with rich program all year long. Worth to schedule a visit at least once and enjoy.

Thank Omar A
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We recently attended the 'Hawaiian Masters', and 'Chris Botti' concerts at The CCA and both were excellent. The former was in a smaller, more intimate concert hall and the latter was in a larger tiered hall. We will definitely keep our eye out for future...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Center Chorale with full orchestra was excellent. Great Acoustics added to the experience. Beautiful venue for choral performances.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The selection of performers is pretty broad and there is something for everyone at various times of the year. I just love being inside the Concert Hall and/or Center Theater. The buildings are beautiful and the acoustics are fantastic. It is just an amazing experience.

Thank fsafranek
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Went to see Vince Gill perform at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido last week. Vince performed in the larger concert hall and even though we were up in the balcony seats, 2nd row, we had a wonderful time listening to Vince sing...More

Thank divin1
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This center has two venues. The main venue is host to popular programs of all types. The smaller venue is also a great opportunity to see entertainment. They even have 'free' concerts on the first Wednesday of every month. We highly recommend these opportunities and...More

Thank eileentx36
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We attended a production of "Sleeping Beauty" last summer and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the production. The audience was full to capacity and this was a matinee. This ballet company is local, but its performance was was engaging and creative. It...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Performance in the smaller of the Center's two music venues. Good seating & acoustics, making for a very good listening experience. Also, Center staff were polite & and helpful. Added plus: very reasonable price for the event. Have attended music and other events here and...More

Thank Clay W
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Attended our first show. It's beautiful inside and the acoustics are great. Prices similar to what one would pay in San Diego.

Thank Jeffery J
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Do you sell gift certificates that can be used to purchase show tickets?
16 December 2016|
Response from PickyFlyer | Reviewed this property |
Don't see any mention of gift cards on their website. Use Gift Rocket, though, where you can choose either email or an actual card to be sent to the recipient, suggest in the message that they might like to attend an event... More