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Spreckels Rental Information, This is the right place to draw a crowd!!

We welcome presenters, promoters, and producers to book your event at the historic site Spreckels Theatre. We recognize that your success is our success. We will strive to help you make your show, concert, or performance a dazzling event! We have enjoyed many years of hosting great entertainments from the world stage. We proudly count amongst our clients international tours, national traveling productions, San Diego producing and presenting organizations, and a host of talented and dedicated not for profit groups alike. We encourage you to bring us your show because we are confident that once you have presented an event here, you will want to return to our spectacular venue again in the future!

The Spreckels Theatre is one of the finest historic theatres in America, and its inspiration is a launching pad for the creative imagination! The elegant 1463 seat auditorium retains its old world craftsmanship and warm lively acoustics while providing all of the space and technical requirements to mount a live event under today’s demanding conditions. It is the ideal venue for plays, musicals, ballet, modern dance, classical concerts, rock and roll, jazz, comedy events, children’s programming, and a wide array of variety shows, specialty acts, films, and contests. Feel free to get in touch to schedule a walk-through.

Walk-throughs of the theatre are scheduled by appointment only. Drop-ins cannot be accommodated
Contact Shaun Davis, Theatre Manager (619) 234-8397

Seating capacity/ Seating Charts

The Spreckels Theatre seats 1463
The Orchestra section seats 626
The Mezzanine section seats 355
The Balcony section seats 434
The 12 Boxes seat 48
Seating Charts


The theatre has a very large stage and generous backstage area. Backstage loading is achieved through two large loading bays flanking both sides of the theatre. Our backstage boasts a “Star” dressing suite on stage left; fifteen dressing rooms accessed by stairs on both sides upstage over the loading bays; a fixed orchestra pit; a large orchestra room; or 3 onstage dressing rooms with private bathrooms and showers; and a seventy five foot grid. To complete the package, our Box Office is linked to Ticketmaster complete with computerized box office reports. We do not have a union affiliated contract obligation, though we can accommodate union contracts for visiting shows that require them.


Not for Profit performance groups are encouraged to make the magic happen in this beautiful setting by booking your performance or run into the Spreckels at our discounted not-for-profit rates. You can create an extraordinary event for your patrons, as our spacious Grand Lobby and stage become the perfect backdrop for your special one-of-a-kind experience. Proof of your current 501(c)3 paperwork must be presented to guarantee our discounted rates.

Special Events

In addition to live performances, The Spreckels Theatre is also a perfect setting for conventions, corporate meetings, awards ceremonies, weddings, graduations, benefits & fundraisers, fashion shows, sound recordings, and is a popular location site for film and television shoots. Please contact us to secure this venue for your Special Event.

If you are interested in renting the Spreckels Theatre or the Spreckels Grand Lobby, please click here for information.

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