The Best Places to Catch A Play in San Diego
Below is a list of all of the most renowned theaters in San Diego according to the Union Tribune to catch a play at, however… Missing from this list, at the heart of Ocean Beach on Newport Ave, is our very own Newport Playhouse which is a wonderful venue to watch a play with that OB Charm!
Article by: The Union Tribune
San Diego is one of the top theater towns in America, with a pair of nationally renowned companies and a vibrant collection of smaller companies. Here’s a look at a dozen of the top destinations:
Broadway/ San Diego
The touring presenter brings big-name broadway musicals to town under the aegis of the Nederlander Organiztion. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave, dowtown. boardwaysd.com.
One of the biggest success stories of the past decade in San Diego theater, Cygnet has an off-Broadway vibe and an eye for new work 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town. cynetteheatre.com.
The pioneering LGBT- focused company has become an impressive incubator of often daring new works under artistic leader Matt M. Morrow. 4545 Park Blvd., University Heights. diversonary.org.
La Jolla Playhouse
One of the top regional theatres in the country, the Playhouse (like the Old Globe) regularly sends shows to Broadway, including Tony Award Winners “Jersey Boys”, “Memphis” and “Come From Away.” 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. lajollaplayhouse.org
Lamb’s Players Theatre
A local stalwart for more than four decades, Lamb’s is known for its plihed productions and focus on the spiritual and deeply human. 1142 Orange Ave., Cornado. lambsplayers.org.
Moonlight Stage Productions
The Vista-owned company stages a season on top-notch summer musicals under the stars at Moon-light Amphitheatre, as well as a cabaret series in the cooler months. 1250 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. moonlightstage.com
Moxie is marking 15 years of developing and staging women-centered theater here, with versatility and artistic panache. 6663 El Cajon Blvd, Rolando District. movixietheatre.com.
New Village Arts Theatre
An appealing, often adventurous blend of classics and cutting edge plays is the hallmark of this Carlsbad Institution. 2787 State St. Carlsbad. newvillagearrts.com.
North Coast Repertory Theatre
The longtime theater destination in coastal North County is known for its stylistic variety. 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. northcoastrep.org.
Old Globe Theatre
San Diego’s flagship theater is still going strong after 83 years, with its summer Shakespeare festival, nationally buzzed world premieres, Tony Award-winning productions and much more. El Prado, Balboa Park. theoldglobe.org.
San Diego Musical Theatre
The homegrown troupe is celebrating a decade-plus of presenting no expenses-spared musical productions, most recently in downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., downtown. sdmt.org.
San Diego Repertory Theatre
A pioneering force for diversity in San Diego theater, venerable Rep continues to push boundaries with a mix of new and classic work. 79 Horton Plaza, downtown. sdrep.org.