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California Center for the Arts, Escondido

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I heard a musician I’ve been waiting 30 years to enjoy

The facility is interesting but not at the first level of concert environments. I felt the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert G
San Diego, United States
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Not a large exhibit but enjoyable.

We visited the international watercolor exhibit. It was quite small but well laid out. Senior... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
San Diego
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With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County. The Center's unique campus includes a...more
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340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025-2600
+1 760-839-4178
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for the Ry Cooder event. Parking is easy in the lot North of the center and there are walkways direct from the parking lot into the center campus. This information was provided on our print at home tickets but is not well backed...More

Thank 0591TimS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The facility is interesting but not at the first level of concert environments. I felt the acoustics were off with some distortion and some of the key moments. Overall the Ry Cooder of it was quite nice but the audio distortion and some of the...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the international watercolor exhibit. It was quite small but well laid out. Senior rates for the over 55s. Plentiful parking is free and located next to the complex. Certainly an unexpected gem in the center of Escondido with a varied program of concerts,...More

Thank 92,075
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I was here for their Friday evening music series (Puttin’ Down Roots) with some friends. There is plenty of seating available with many tables up front if you’re willing to pay. Sound system was excellent and helped to project the sound of the band to...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Really appreciated the easy handicapped parking. The students performance was fantastic. We had good seats. The comfort of the seats was average. The bathrooms needed updating. The carpets were in need of repairs.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I have gone to the free entertainment and they are all wonderful. I plan to return and they have lots to offer. I like the free parking.

Thank YasminEdwards
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Went to the center of the Arts on a field trip with my daughter, and was amazed at the size of the venue. We watched a show called The Black Violin, and it was amazing! The kids loved the balcony seating. It was very clean,...More

Thank lindamacias1212
Reviewed 25 March 2018

I was here for a Buddy Guy concert in March of 2018. I was impressed with the acoustics, and the sight lines (even from the cheaper seats was good. The building itself is beautiful and easy to get around in.

Thank friskycelery
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Great Venue - well appointed with super acoustics. Saw, rather witnessed Black Violin Boom Tour - a tremendous mix of classical and hip-hop. Sat way up in the balcony, but could have been sitting center 10 rows back - felt the same. Great calendar ofevents...More

Thank Sensei-01913
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Loads of free parking just a very short distance away. The facility was well lite (it was evening) and very clean. There were adequate clean restrooms. The building is handicap friendly it seems. There was a bar at the entry right after the ticket window....More

Thank Reginald S
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16 December 2016|
Response from PickyFlyer | Reviewed this property |
Don't see any mention of gift cards on their website. Use Gift Rocket, though, where you can choose either email or an actual card to be sent to the recipient, suggest in the message that they might like to attend an event... More