We recommend parking at the NBC Building Garage at 225 Broadway. This underground facility offers easy access to the Balboa Theatre entrance and you can avoid the heavy traffic congestion frequently encountered on 4th Avenue.
Enter Broadway Circle from the intersection of 2nd Ave. and Broadway and follow around to the garage entrance down-ramp on the left, directly across from the Levi’s Store. There is a height limitation of 6 feet, 8 inches for all vehicles entering the NBC Building Garage. If your vehicle exceeds these limits, please utilize one of the open-air parking lots or street parking.
Current parking rates for the NBC Building Garage (rates subject to change):
Monday – Friday Evening Hours (after 5:30pm) – $10.00 per vehicle, flat rate
Saturday & Sunday – $10.00 per vehicle, flat rate
For most events, Advance Parking Passes (valid for the NBC Building Garage only), may be purchased at the same time you purchase your Balboa Theatre event tickets—for additional information on this, please contact Ticketing Services.
The Balboa Theatre is not a part of the Westfield Horton Plaza shopping mall and does not offer any parking validations if patrons choose to use their garage facilities. Patrons parking in the Westfield Horton Plaza garage are subject to validation ticket policies and/or standard hourly fees as set by Westfield Management.
ACE Parking at Horton Plaza has advised
that effective February 4, 2013:
To secure a 3-hour free validation,
parkers must present $10 in shopping receipts
at their Horton Plaza validation location
from 10 am – 9 pm Mon-Sat and 11 am – 6 pm Sunday.
Westfield’s three hour validations are only good
from 10am to 9:30pm Mon-Sat, 11am-6:30pm Sundays
Regardless of a validation, if you enter before 10 am (or 11 am on Sunday)
and beginning at 9:30 pm (6:30 pm on Sunday),
you will be charged $2 for every 15 minutes, with no maximum.
Any questions regarding Horton Plaza parking,
please call Ace Parking at: 619-233-1491
Due to the proximity of the Theatre to the Historic Gaslamp District, parking in the evenings and on the week-ends can be challenging. Multiple parking lots and structures are available in the Gaslamp area and most are within a few blocks walking distance of the Theatre
Please note that multiple downtown events can increase the time needed to secure parking convenient to both venues, especially the Balboa Theatre. Always allow adequate time to arrive and find suitable parking for the event you are attending.