The Historic Spreckels Theatre

 

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A jewel in the crown of San Diego’s cultural institutions, the historic Spreckels Theatre has come to epitomize the pinnacle of artistic excellence, endeavor, and achievement. Located in the heart of the downtown Theatre District on Broadway, the Spreckels Theatre opened its doors in 1912. Since that day this magnificent 1,463 seat theatre has played host to San Diego’s finest attractions; first as a vaudeville house; then as a movie palace of the motion picture hey-days; and now, again as a live presentation venue. The Spreckels has hosted world renowned soloists; top theatrical productions; star attractions; first run films; touring acts; international companies for music, theatre, and dance: celebrated comics; and even the Chinese Circus. San Diego’s cultural performance companies and great performances from the world stage have all graced this elegant venue for 100 years. The Spreckels Theatre was honored to be designated a National Historic Site in 1973.

Directions

From San Diego International Airport
Exit airport and follow signs for Downtown/Harbor Drive. Turn left on West Broadway and follow for nine blocks. Turn right on Broadway Circle. Parking will be in the Spreckels building on the right.

From The Northeast
Take Interstate 15 South to Route 163 South. Continue until Route 163 becomes 10th Avenue. Turn right on Broadway and follow for nine blocks. Turn left on Broadway Circle. Parking will be in the Spreckels building on the 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 two blocks and make a right on Broadway Circle. Parking will be in the Spreckels building on the right.

From The South
Take Interstate 5 North to 6th Avenue towards Downtown. Turn left on 6th Ave. Follow to Broadway and make a right. Follow for four blocks and turn left on Broadway Circle. Parking will be in the Spreckels building on the right.

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 nine blocks. Turn left on Broadway Circle. Parking will be in the Spreckels building on the right.

Parking

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Worried about parking downtown? No need! Check out Parking locations on the map above, or click here for the Spreckels Parking Map to find the most convenient parking lots near the Spreckels.

The Spreckels Parking Garage
When valet parking at the Spreckels Garage, the Spreckels Theatre Grand Lobby is accessed from the garage by a bank of three elevators that open directly across from the Spreckels Box Office, adjacent to theatre entrance doors. There is also a drop-off area at curbside for wheel chair access directly under the Spreckels Theatre Marquee on Broadway.

Theatre Policies

General Policies

  • Recording devices of any type are prohibited in the Spreckels 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 Spreckels 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.

Concessions

The Spreckels 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, wine, and spirits for patrons over 21 years of age. The Spreckels Theatre concession stand accepts payment by cash, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express

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 Spreckels Theatre or the Grand Lobby.

Accessibility

12645041_1190938417602815_8999218927758136554_nThe main floor is accessible for all of our patrons. The mezzanine is only accessed by stairways, and are not suitable for those patrons in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. 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 ticket reservation(s).

The Spreckels Theatre does not have assisted listening devices available.

Restaurants

Spike Africa’s
(4th Ave & Broadway)
619-795-3800
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