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Address: 4545 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2667
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+1 619-220-0097
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Diversionary Theatre was founded in 1986 to provide quality theatre for the...

Diversionary Theatre was founded in 1986 to provide quality theatre for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The mission of the theatre is to provide an inspiring and thought provoking theatrical platform to explore complex and diverse LGBT stories, which influence the larger cultural discussion.

Our vision is to foster and amplify the next generation of LGBT voices providing live entertainment in a dynamic, inclusive and provocative environment that celebrates and preserves our unique culture.

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Always excellent theater!

One of our favorite get aways its to travel 2 hours south to San Diego for a weekend of theater. The San Diego contains several excellent venues for theater. On of our favorites... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
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Rancho Mirage, California
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Rancho Mirage, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

One of our favorite get aways its to travel 2 hours south to San Diego for a weekend of theater. The San Diego contains several excellent venues for theater. On of our favorites is the Diversionary Theater in the University Park area of the city. On this last visit we blindly bought tickets for the current production at the Diversionary... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The theater is just what I'm always hunting for; somewhat smaller, more intimate, experimental, original and with good acting. San Diego and La Jolla have some highly branded, excellent theaters, like the Old Globe for example. However, there's much more to the theater scene in San Diego, unfortunately, you do have to did around to find it all. I like... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

The few shows we attended were great. We wished that parking was more convenient though (driving around for a long time in search of parking). Make sure you plan accordingly.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This is one of the best theaters in San Diego. It was founded in 1986 to provide quality theatre for the LGBT community. So of course, their subject matters will be relevant to that community, but as a straight person, I've enjoyed every performance I've seen here. The talent, selection of performances, staging, and costumes are always top caliber. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

This small theater welcomes all, and provides innovative and interesting programming that speaks to all parts of the community. We have been subscribers for many years, and see nothing be better and better times ahead.

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2 Thank Darrell92104
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

My husband and I have been going to this theatre since the late 90s. We subscribe to several theatres in San Diego because we like first-rate plays and acting. The quality of the productions in this approx. 100-seat theater is as good as that of the large and mid-size theatres here. They have live music for their musicals. Their comedies... More 

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Caraismatic, Manager at Diversionary Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your sweet, kind, words Lindy! It is always wonderful seeing your smiling face at Diversionary! More 

Rancho Mirage, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Been to this theatre several times in the past and just saw BARE, a Rock Opera with the largest cast I ever saw on this postage stamp stage. Once again, Diversionary Theatre delivered great performances by young talented artists and a terrific 4 piece band. I highly recommend checking out the work of this company.

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

My sisters and I had a wonderful time seeing Sherantulas from Outer Space. All 5 of the actors were wonderful in their roles--and some of them had quite a few roles! The lead actor Phil Johnson, who also co-authored the play, was so much fun to watch, posing on the divan and flitting across the stage. The sets, costumes, and... More 

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Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

This is a small theatre with approximately 75-100 seats. You really can not get a bad seat in this small intimate setting. Being this small it really makes you feel like you are part of the cast and can easily see everything going on. We have been season ticket holders for several years. We do find that some of shows... More 

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1 Thank Michael M
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

This theater company is loud and proud of the San Diego gay community. They often perform original plays adapted from old standards, adding gay/lesbian elements that permeate the performance. Often hilarious, often thought provoking, always getting thier message of equality and liberty to anyone who will listen. Many of the shows are musicals. Very talented performers. With their tiny stage... More 

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