Valentine’s Day Also Marks the Start of San Diego Theatre Week!
The Old Globe Theatre, one of the venues for San Diego Theatre Week
February 14th, of course, marks Valentine’s Day: the perfect excuse to remind you of the Sofia Hotel’s prodigious appeal as a romantic getaway. Whether for this special sweethearts’ holiday or any other occasion putting love at center stage, our boutique Downtown San Diego hotel gives you a chic and stylish oasis of a guest room or VIP suite and all-around warm, welcoming luxury.
(For help scheming up some date ideas around town—from brewery and wine-bar hopping to gondola rides on San Diego Bay—take a look at one of our previous Valentine’s Day posts.)
But today isn’t just about valentines: It also happens to be the launch of San Diego Theatre Week, a fabulous celebration of the performing arts here in America’s Finest City. Your West Broadway home base at the Sofia puts you right in the heart of theatergoing geography during the festival, which the San Diego Performing Arts League presents through Sunday, February 24th. Here’s a taste for what’s in store!
San Diego Theatre Week 2019
The idea for Theatre Week is akin to the exceedingly popular San Diego Restaurant Week, only with theaters, playhouses, and dramatic companies in the spotlight rather than the city’s world-class eateries. “Just as Restaurant Week is a week for foodies to explore new culinary options while saving money,” D. Candis Paule, president of the San Diego Performing Arts League, says in a San Diego Tourism Authority overview, “our vision for Theatre Week is audience members will take advantage of the opportunity to discover new theatre companies and unforgettable arts experiences. It’s the perfect chance to try out something new.”
As with Restaurant Week, San Diego Theatre Week sees organizations all around the San Diego metro area offering specially priced tickets: specifically, at the $15, $30, and $45 levels. This is a steal of a deal for an afternoon or evening’s worth of high culture, needless to say, and as Paule alluded to it’s a marvelous way to survey the variety of theatrical companies and venues in our neck of the woods.
Highlights of San Diego Theatre Week
We definitely recommend taking a gander at the full lineup of events for this year’s San Diego Theatre Week. To give you a sense of what’s on offer, though, here are a few highlights!
At the Cygnet Theatre (4040 Twiggs St.), learn about groundbreaking gospel singer and electric guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her extraordinary protégée, Marie Knight, in the production Marie & Rosetta from Thursday, February 14th through Saturday, February 16th. From the 14th through Sunday, February 17th, meanwhile, the San Diego Repertory Theatre presents a story about the power of food and family, Aubergine, at the Lyceum Theatre (79 Horton Plaza).
Violinist Augustin Hadelich—named Instrumentalist of the Year in 2018 by Musical America—joins the San Diego Symphony (750 B St.) for a program of Brahms, Dvorak, and more Friday the 15th through Sunday the 17th.
The Coronado Playhouse (1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA) is presenting the Broadway classic Guys & Dolls from the 14th through Saturday, February 24th. At The Old Globe (1363 Old Globe Way), Familiar will tell the story of Zimbabwean immigrants to the U.S. helping arrange a traditional African wedding for their daughter; it runs the 14th through Sunday, February 24th.
Other of the 30-plus venues hosting San Diego Theatre Week shows include the Community Actors Theatre (2957 54th St.), Lambs Players Theatre (1142 Orange Ave., Coronado), the Beyond Babel Theatre (2625 Imperial Ave.), the Point Loma Playhouse (3035 Talbot St., Point Loma, CA), and the Patio Playhouse (201 E. Grand Ave, Escondido, CA).
Join Us for San Diego Theatre Week at the Sofia Hotel
Whatever night (or—even better—nights!) you can spend with us here at the Sofia Hotel during San Diego Theatre Week, you’ll be guaranteed more than one fantastic production to choose from. We can’t wait to host you for some first-rate theatergoing in America’s Finest City!