Tips for Balboa Theatre

868 Fourth Avenue San Diego CA 92101 Located at E. Street
4.4 by 838 members
Balboa Theatre 4.365632458233889 out of 5 838

182 Balboa Theatre Tips

  • Casual 2
  • Parking is cheap 1
The weather was nighttime, chilly.. I wore decent black shoes, dark blue jeans (no holes or tears), and a button down shirt. However you could easily get away with a polo. .
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Buy a parking pass for Horton Plaza inside the theater.
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The weather was Warm & low 70s. . I wore Jeans & nice top.
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Dined at Melting Pot, 1 block away from the Balboa Theatre.
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Parked at Horton Plaza for free after getting parking validation.
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Parking in the NBC building for $10 when visiting the Balboa Theatre. There are several restaurants to choose from around the theatre.
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Park in nbc building....close , cheap, no time limit a few feet away
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If the parking validation person in Gambia theatre tries to talk you into validating at the mall because it's cheaper. Don't listen. It's just two buck less but by the time you get out of the show the validation machine is off so parking will be $26! We had to go back to the theatre, which was closed so we had to get security to ask someone in the office to sell us one for $10. So your best bet is buying validation at the theatre and don't let her talk you out of it!
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We enjoyed a brazilian steakhouse "Rei de Gado" on the same block as theater. Excellent dining choice.
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Park in NBC bldg (flat $10) & park on first floor, close to exit. Otherwise it's a LONG line to get out after the show.
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The weather was Ate dinner at Bandar across the street from the theatre. Would recommend..
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Parking validation at Horton Plaza expires at 9:30 p.m. and the car in front of us to get out of the garage was arguing over this for seven minutes while we were forced to wait.
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Seats in the upper balcony of the Balboa Theater have absolutely no leg room and I was uncomfortable the entire show. From these seats people on stage are little more than a dot.
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The ticket was a waste on the five year old, too much fast dialogue for her to keep up
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Show was only 70 minutes so you can park at Horton Plaza and get ticket validated at the mall.
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Many great restaurant in walking distance. You may have to leave the mall lot and re park, for free again, but fantastic choice of about 50 restaurants in walking distance.
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We parked in HOrton Plaza and paid $24 - seems a little high.
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Stop at Viva down the street before you go. Great food, service and sangria.
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There really isn't a bad seat in the theatre. It's small enough that you can see from anywhere.
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