The Horton Grand Theatre


hgt-exteriorThe historic Horton Grand Theatre is located in the heart of downtown San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. This beautiful 250-seat theatre is located within easy walking distance to dozens of terrific restaurants, bars, and shopping.


From San Diego International Airport
Head toward downtown on N Harbor Drive. Turn Left on West Broadway, Right on Pacific Highway, Left on West G Street. Take G Street to 4th Avenue and turn right. The theatre will be on your right.

From The Northwest
Take Interstate 5 South to the Front Street/Civic Center exit. Bear to the right for the Front St ramp. Follow Front St to Broadway and make a left. Continue three blocks and make a right on 4th Avenue. The theatre will be a couple blocks past Horton Plaza on your right side.

From The South
Take Interstate 5 North to 6th Avenue towards Downtown. Turn left on 6th Ave. Follow to Broadway and make a right until you come to 4th Avenue where you will turn left. The theatre will be a couple blocks past Horton Plaza on your right side.

From The East
Take Interstate 8 West to Route 163 South. Continue until Route 163 becomes 10th Avenue. Turn right on Broadway and follow for eight blocks. Turn left on 4th Avenue. The theatre will be a couple blocks past Horton Plaza on your right side.


HGT Parking MapSan Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is an extremely popular dining and entertainment destination. Please plan extra time for parking. Though meters can be scarce, they do operate until 8:00 p.m. After 6:00 p.m. yellow stripe zones are also open.

There is street parking, parking lots, and garages around the theatre including Horton Grand Hotel valet. Please be aware, many of the lots surrounding the theatre have dynamic pricing.

SDMT Patron Parking — Ace Parking Garage
(Directly across from the theatre)

We are happy to announce we made arrangements with the Ace parking garage, directly across the street from the theatre. They will lock in the prices for our patrons – $10.00 for Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, and $15.00 for Friday and Saturday. Book your patron parking through the Ace website and have easy access to the Horton Grand Theatre.

For easiest parking we suggest the following garage, lot and valet options:

Horton Grand Hotel Valet
311 Island Ave. There is a valet sign in front of the Horton Grand Hotel on Island Ave, just around the corner from the theatre. Prices vary

Garages & Lots
Directly across from the theatre on 4th Ave is a large Parking Garage which charges from $10 to $30 depending on the day of the week and any downtown events.

2 Blocks West of the theatre on 2nd Ave, between Island and J St, is a large lot which runs $8 to $20 depending on the day and downtown events

Park It On Market 3 and a half blocks North & East on Market between 6th & 7th Ave, is a large enclosed structure which has the least expensive parking in the Gaslamp ($6 to $15).

Horton Plaza Parking Garage
4 Blocks North at 4th Ave and F St.Please note there is no longer 3 free hours of parking at the Horton Plaza

San Diego Trolley
Take the trolley and save on the cost of parking downtown. There are two close Trolley stops – The Gaslamp stop on at 5th Ave. and The Convention Center stop on 1st Ave & Harbor – each a three block walk from the theatre. There are a number of free parking lots on the trolley lines north, east and south of downtown. The trolley is fun, safe and runs late, too.

SD Metropolitan Transit System
SD Metropolitan Transit System’s website for trolley routes and schedules.

Reserve Discounted Parking

We recommend reserving parking in advance with SpotHero, a parking reservation service that connects drivers to discounted, convenient parking!

Visit SpotHero’s Grand Horton Parking Page to find and reserve convenient parking with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Download the app and enter promo code SDMT for an extra $5 off

More Info
Additional Parking and Gaslamp Information:

Theatre Policies

General Policies

  • Recording devices of any type are prohibited in the Horton Grand Theatre.
  • Patrons are asked to turn cellular telephones off or to a “no sound” setting upon entering the theatre. Please, no texting during the performance.
  • As a courtesy to other patrons and the performers, please stay seated until the final curtain call has ended and the house lights have been turned on.
  • Patrons are discouraged from bringing infants, toddlers and children under the age of five to performances. If children are causing a disturbance to other patrons, house management reserves the right to ask the parent to remove the child from the theatre.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the Horton Grand Theatre at any time.
  • Every person must have a ticket and seat assignment, regardless of age.


Late Seating

As a courtesy to our performing company and all of our patrons, late comers will be seated at the discretion of the house management and may be seated in the nearest available seat, regardless of your actual seat assignment, until intermission when you may take your regularly assigned seat.


The Horton Grand Theatre has a concession stand that offers a variety of candy and snacks, cold soft drinks and bottled water for our patrons. They also serve beverages with alcohol including beer and wine for patrons over 21 years of age.

Rowdy or drunken behavior will not be tolerated, and patrons who exhibit these traits may be asked to leave the premises.

Please note: Food may not be eaten inside the theatre during performances, however, beverages may be taken in with a cover. No outside food or beverages are allowed into The Horton Grand Theatre


The Horton Grand Theatre is accessible for all of our patrons. There are restrooms with easy access and dedicated stalls located on the first floor in the interior theatre lobby. Please advise the Box Office of your special need when you make your reservation.


Don Chido
2 Blocks from the Theatre (5th Ave, between Island & Market)
A new Mexican restaurant getting a lot of attention for its menu and beer & cocktail list. Valet ($5)

Union Kitchen & Tap
2 & 1/2 Blocks from the Theatre (5th Ave, between J & K)
Fun, casual bistro with a bit of a New Orleans accent.

2 & 1/2 Blocks from the Theatre (J and Sixth!)
Acclaimed farm to table So Cal restaurant. Valet ($15-$20)

Right Across 4th Ave from the Theatre
One of San Diego’s finest Italian restaurants. Valet ($15-20)

Ida Bailey’s Restaurant
Next door to the theatre (Corner of Island and 4th)
In the Historic Horton Grand hotel.

Dublin Square
2 Blocks from the Theatre (4th & Market)
Authentic Irish Pub & Grill


Hotel Partners

Horton Grand Hotel
311 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-0058 (FAX)
A Distinctive Victorian Experience

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