Spreckels Theater

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Spreckels Theater
Productions were elaborate during the heyday of this historic theater commissioned by sugar magnate John D. Spreckels. Large double doors on either side of the stage allowed the theater to stage a horse drawn chariot race in 1923. Today, you’re more likely to see Billy Elliot the Musical or the group Blitzen Trapper. The handsome theater's eye-catching marquee on Broadway welcomes visitors into a restored Grand Lobby with onyx columns and the original box office. The nearly 1500-seat baroque-style auditorium has a proscenium decorated with allegorical paintings and sculpture. The Spreckels has had many lives. It began as a vaudeville house when it opened in 1912. It then became a movie palace and now it hosts a variety of live productions including concerts, ballets and musicals.
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San Diego, CA, USA