Balboa Theatre

868 Fourth Avenue San Diego CA 92101 Located at E. Street
4.5 by 689 members
Balboa Theatre 4.478229317851957 out of 5 689

174 Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Parking in the NBC building for $10 when visiting the Balboa Theatre. There are several restaurants to choose from around the theatre.
A Bronx Tale info Aug 18 2014 star this tip starred
louis lurie
Park in nbc building....close , cheap, no time limit a few feet away
Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra info Jun 19 2014 star this tip starred
Kristie Dubin
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!
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group info Feb 21 2014 star this tip starred
Diane
We enjoyed a brazilian steakhouse "Rei de Gado" on the same block as theater. Excellent dining choice.
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group dining Feb 21 2014 star this tip starred
Diane
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.
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group travel Feb 21 2014 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
The weather was Ate dinner at Bandar across the street from the theatre. Would recommend..
Paula Poundstone dress Jan 06 2014 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Or, add your own...
Paula Poundstone dining Jan 06 2014 star this tip starred
kedavis
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.
Margaret Cho: The "Mother" Tour info Dec 06 2013 star this tip starred
kedavis
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.
Margaret Cho: The "Mother" Tour info Dec 06 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
The ticket was a waste on the five year old, too much fast dialogue for her to keep up
Potted Potter info Dec 01 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Show was only 70 minutes so you can park at Horton Plaza and get ticket validated at the mall.
Potted Potter travel Nov 11 2013 star this tip starred
mike giffen
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.
Potted Potter dining Nov 11 2013 star this tip starred
Malou F Rogers
We parked in HOrton Plaza and paid $24 - seems a little high.
Audra McDonald travel Oct 28 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Stop at Viva down the street before you go. Great food, service and sangria.
Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody dining Oct 15 2013 star this tip starred
Amy I.
There really isn't a bad seat in the theatre. It's small enough that you can see from anywhere.
Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody info Oct 14 2013 star this tip starred
Amy I.
Park at Horton Plaza, inside the lobby of the show they sell $10 passes that are good for 6 hours....cheaper then any lots around and a lot closer.
Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody travel Oct 14 2013 star this tip starred
Karen
The theater has several discounts on restaurants in the area, so get the coupons before you dine....
Under The Streetlamp dining Oct 11 2013 star this tip starred
Karen
I wore a sweater, flip-flops, etc..
Under The Streetlamp dress Oct 11 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Parking is difficult in the gaslamp. Come for dinner early and use valet or park on the street north of Broadway and walk a few blocks.
Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra info Jun 17 2013 star this tip starred
Gloria O'Connor
Get to the plaza a bit earlier and make a purchase at a shop. This should take care of the purchase fee, because the ticket you purchased to the show will not. Parking is $2.50 per 15 minutes at Horton Plaza parking, but if you have made a purchase of $10 or more, then it is only $2.50 per 15 minutes AFTER 3 hours of parking or 9:00pm.
Manhattan Transfer info May 13 2013 star this tip starred
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