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Starlight Bowl

2005 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92163
+1 619-544-7827
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Planes landing stops the show

The landing pattern for the airport is right over this outdoor theater. The stage performance... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2015
Walker S
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San Diego, California
Theater with a Twist!

I positively LOVE the Starlight Bowl! Not only are their performances fantastic, but they are... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2015
traveltoforeignlands
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San Diego, California
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Staged in Balboa Park's outdoor amphitheater, Starlight has been running summer shows since the 1940s.
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  • Terrible0%
22 Sep 2015
“Planes landing stops the show”
11 Sep 2015
“Theater with a Twist!”
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2005 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92163
Balboa Park
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+1 619-544-7827
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

The landing pattern for the airport is right over this outdoor theater. The stage performance freezes during the time the plane noise interferes. Then the action resumes. The theater is in Balboa Park and has plenty of parking. The performances are usually a musical and...More

Thank Walker S
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I positively LOVE the Starlight Bowl! Not only are their performances fantastic, but they are great fun to watch! I love the theater--particularly song and dance musicals--but theater here should be called "Theater with a Twist!" The reason being that the Starlight Bowl is in...More

Thank traveltoforeignlands
Reviewed 5 May 2013

The performances are good, but the theater is open-air, in the flight path for the airport, and the frequent halts of the performances for the planes to roar overhead is distracting and very unpleasant. I plan to never attend the Starlight Bowl again. It needs...More

Thank SteveK619
Reviewed 3 September 2008

we saw My Fair Lady at the Starlight Bowl. The production was excellent quality, but three hours was WAY too long in those uncomfortable old seats. And yes, the thing where the production "freezes" whenever a plane goes overhead is really cool -- the first...More

Thank snarkyinla
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