Historic Balboa Theatre Restoration

Performing Arts : Historic Theatre   /   City of San Diego, Centre City Development

Historic Balboa Theatre Restoration

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Status: Complete

Revitalizing the long-dark San Diego Balboa Theatre returns the "glittering jewel box" to original 1924 splendor, transformed as a modern performance venue enlivening downtown. Leveraging tax increment financing, the $26.5 million phased project solved space constraints, technical complexities and seismic retrofit to restore rotunda, lobbies, audience chamber, and bring alive rich Moorish decoration, astounding color palette, and cascading waterfalls.  Integrated services included state-of-the-art engineering and performance systems, and recreated house curtain, blade sign and marquee.