Recently named as one of 15 of the “World’s Most Spectacular Theatres” by CNN Travel
The Balboa Theatre seating has been completely renovated to provide maximum comfort to our patrons within a historic venue. With a total seating capacity of 1,339 the Balboa Theatre features a Main Floor Orchestra and second level Loge and Balcony sections with center section seat numbers in consecutive order beginning with 101. The House Right sections, with even-numbered seats, begin with seat 2 on the center right aisle and move outward. House Left sections, with odd-numbered seats, begin with seat 1 on center left aisle and move outward. Orchestra rows are alphabetical from the stage beginning with row A. Please note that during certain performances where the Orchestra Pit or Extended staging is not required, 2 additional rows (AA and BB) may be added in front of row A.
Seating comprises the following sections:
- Orchestra – Located on the main floor and the closest seating to the stage. With a capacity of 811 seats, the Orchestra features a large center seating section with additional seating in right (even-numbered) and left (odd-numbered) sections. There are a total of 12 Orchestra Wheelchair Accessible spaces plus 12 companion spaces (5 each in row H and 7 each in row X) and a total of 13 side Transfer Seats in the right and left aisles. Comprised of 25 permanent rows and 3 removable rows (2 in front, 1 in rear), access to all seats in this section are accessible without utilizing stairs.
- Loge (2nd level) – Located on the second level, this section extends over row N of the Orchestra and is comprised of 5 rows (A through E) and a total of 159 seats. Level 2A elevator access on the East side provides no-stair access to Loge A, seats 1-19. All other seats in this section do require the use of stairs.
- Balcony (2nd level) – Located directly behind the Loge section, on the 2nd level, this section is comprised of 13 rows (F through T) of fixed seating, totaling 365 seats. All Balcony seats require stair access and are not wheelchair accessible. Patrons with walking difficulties or other mobility issues should not select Balcony seating. Due to the historic nature of the Theatre, Balcony seating offers less leg room than available in the Orchestra and Loge levels.
Call Ticketing at (619) 570-1100 for additional information. For hearing impaired, the TDD line is (619) 615-4177.