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Copley Symphony Hall

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Copley Symphony Hall is the home of the San Diego Symphony. It is a multi-functional facility that can host concerts, comedy shows, corporate & civic events, film screenings and more. It is equipped with state-of-the-art digital sound and lighting technology, and normally seats up to 2235, with possible front row expansions accommodating 39 more. Embedded inside the performance chamber is a full-sized Robert Morton pneumatic pipe organ and two carbon-arc film projectors.

Copley Symphony Hall began life as The Fox Theatre movie palace in 1929, part of the nationwide Fox theaters chain. It became the property of the San Diego Symphony in 1984 and was extensively renovated at that time. Significant upgrades to the stage and backstage facilities have occurred since then, including the recent completion of Grosvenor Family Musician Center. Great care has been taken to preserve the original look of the lobbies and performance chamber, however.

Copley Symphony Hall can also host events in three smaller spaces: the lower lobby, the Grand Tier lobby and the Revelle Room, each fully capable of electronic setups. In addition, The Hall possesses a small catering facility.

San Diego's Copley Symphony Hall opened as The Fox Theatre on November 8, 1929, about twenty or so years after the first concert was given by a so-called San Diego Symphony Orchestra. It took until the mid-1980's before the San Diego orchestra had its own home in what was renamed Copley Symphony Hall.

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Hours:Hours - normal Monday – Friday: 10am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday: 12noon - 4pm (Sat-Sun hours vary in summer) Hours - concert days Normal opening through intermission


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