Concerts & Performances
What do Wynton Marsalis, Julio Iglesias, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Faith Hill, The Moody Blues, Vicky Lawrence, Jewel, and Bill Maher have in common? They are just a few of the big names who have performed at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
The Center boasts two world-class performance venues — the 404-seat Center Theater, and the 1,523-seat Concert Hall — which are considered to have some of the finest acoustics in Southern California. Both theaters are available to rent and have hosted a variety of events ranging from world-renown performances with national touring companies, to local dance productions and community theater groups.
More than just a theater
Performers who want to delight their guests on and off the stage will be pleased to know that the Center’s theaters are complimented by a variety of other campus venues and features. With a conference center, a museum, multiple open-air courtyards, and complete dining and banquet services, the Center’s diverse amenities make pre-performance dinner packages and VIP receptions a reality.
While our theaters are perfect for performers, their versatility is equally impressive. Corporate presentations and lectures take place in our theaters, and artists utilize them for rehearsals, recordings, and live broadcasts. In addition, meeting planners host elegant dinners on stage and amaze their guests with the drama of our theatrical environment.
No matter what kind of event you envision, the Center’s experienced and dedicated staff can make it happen.
Concert Hall rental rates include discounts for non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Download our Center Theater Tech Specs, and Concert Hall Tech Specs (PDF), Center Theater Instrument Schedule (PDF), and Center Theater Light Plot (PDF) to learn more.