Directions, Maps & Parking

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is centrally-located and easy to find. We’ve created this step-by-step guide to help you make the most of your visit:

Box Office Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 5pm

Museum Hours:

Monday – Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday – Saturday: 11 AM – 5 PM

Sunday: 1 PM – 5 PM

Museum hours may vary – check here for current information.

Step 1: Arrive at the Center

The Center is located at:
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025

Arrive by car: Use Google Maps for exact turn-by-turn directions.

Or, view and print our simple list of turn-by-turn directions.

Arrive by mass transit: The Sprinter light rail and Breeze bus systems have stops at the Escondido Transit Center (located about a half mile from the Center), and the Breeze has numerous routes and bus stops on the Downtown Escondido streets that surround the Center.

Step 2: Park at the Center

Parking at the Center is FREE! Our large parking lot is located at the corner of Escondido Boulevard and Woodward Avenue. Please respect our neighbors and only park in this lot.

Step 3: Explore the Campus

Before you leave home, you may want to get familiar with the campus via our online tour. The map shows all the major venues on campus, and how to access the campus after you park.

Accessible Needs Patrons
The Center is dedicated to making the arts accessible to all. We offer the following accommodations for accessible needs patrons:

  • Drop-Off
    Our Passenger Loading Zone offers a convenient drop-off spot adjacent to the main entrances of both theaters and our Conference Center for accessible-needs patrons.
  • Wheelchairs
    Our ushers are happy to assist patrons by providing wheelchair service from the Passenger Loading Zone into the Concert Hall or Center Theater lobbies. Please call the box office (800-988-4253) to arrange this in advance.
  • Seating Access
    Our ushers greet accessible-needs patrons at the Access Door (located on the path from parking lot to the Concert Hall), which offers quick access to all seating levels via the elevator, just inside the door.