About
Performing Arts

Welcome to our complimentary Performing Arts Program. Every season includes a variety of dance, theater, and live music; presenting the best of what San Diego has to offer.

Whether you're arriving, departing, just passing through or finally coming home, we invite you to pause during your journey and enjoy a brief moment to be inspired and entertained.

Performing Arts Residency Program

The Performing Arts Residency Program provides a platform for the development and performance of new work that simultaneously enriches the airport environment and cultivates the regional performing arts community. This opportunity is a process-oriented residency program open to contemporary performing arts in all disciplines—dance, music, theater, as well as cross-disciplinary digital media.

Please see the event calendar below for more details

Ongoing Special Performances & Concert Series

The Arts Program has organized a new schedule of singer-songwriters, composers, musicians of all genres, dancers, and theatrical/oratorical performances. Ensemble concerts take place every third Thursday of the month from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Terminal 2 Baggage Claim (pre-security) or Sunset Cove (post-security). Piano concerts take place every Friday from 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. at Sunset Cove.

Please see the event calendar below for more details

Event Calendar

11:30 am
Richard Thompson is a performer and composer whose work encompasses jazz and Third Stream composition. Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, Mr. Thompson made his debut at[...]
San Diego International Airport
12:30 pm
The SAN Arts Program will host a special event as a part of the San Diego Symphony’s third annual “It’s About Time: A Festival of Rhythm.[...]
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
The Performing Arts Residency Program provides a platform for the development and performance of new work that simultaneously enriches the airport experience for customers and cultivates[...]
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
The Performing Arts Residency Program provides a platform for the development and performance of new work that simultaneously enriches the airport experience for customers and cultivates[...]
San Diego International Airport
12:00 pm
The Performing Arts Residency Program provides a platform for the development and performance of new work that simultaneously enriches the airport experience for customers and cultivates[...]
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
 
San Diego International Airport
5:00 am
The Performing Arts Residency Program provides a platform for the development and performance of new work that simultaneously enriches the airport experience for customers and cultivates[...]
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
The Performing Arts Residency Program provides a platform for the development and performance of new work that simultaneously enriches the airport experience for customers and cultivates[...]
San Diego International Airport
Apr
19
Thu
2018
Clay Colton: Terminal 1, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Apr
20
Fri
2018
Lynn Willard: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Apr
27
Fri
2018
Deborah Galan: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
4
Fri
2018
Irving Flores: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
11
Fri
2018
Melonie Grinnell: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
14
Mon
2018
Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre: Terminal 2 West, Ticketing (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 14 @ 5:00 am – 6:30 am
Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre: Terminal 2 West, Ticketing (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport

The Performing Arts Residency Program provides a platform for the development and performance of new work that simultaneously enriches the airport experience for customers and cultivates the regional performing arts community. Over the course of Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre’s six-month residency in 2018, spectators can expect contemporary dancers, acrobats, and interactive encounters to enliven the San Diego travel experience.

Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre’s mission is to create original, contemporary performance art through storytelling that fuses the traditions of ballet, dance theatre, and cirque nouveau. Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre was founded in 2015 by aerialist and former California Ballet Company Principal Ballerina Jennifer Curry Wingrove, and has since received top-honor awards such as “Best of Fringe”, “Outstanding World Premier”, and “Outstanding Circus or Aerial” for their full length productions. Based in San Diego, Astraeus boasts a company of professional dancers and aerialists who are passionate about igniting imagination in audiences and sharing their art with the world.

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May
17
Thu
2018
Bill Shreeve Quartet: Terminal 2, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
18
Fri
2018
Matt DiBiase: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
21
Mon
2018
Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre: Terminal 2, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre: Terminal 2, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport

The Performing Arts Residency Program provides a platform for the development and performance of new work that simultaneously enriches the airport experience for customers and cultivates the regional performing arts community. Over the course of Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre’s six-month residency in 2018, spectators can expect contemporary dancers, acrobats, and interactive encounters to enliven the San Diego travel experience.

Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre’s mission is to create original, contemporary performance art through storytelling that fuses the traditions of ballet, dance theatre, and cirque nouveau. Astraeus Aerial Dance Theatre was founded in 2015 by aerialist and former California Ballet Company Principal Ballerina Jennifer Curry Wingrove, and has since received top-honor awards such as “Best of Fringe”, “Outstanding World Premier”, and “Outstanding Circus or Aerial” for their full length productions. Based in San Diego, Astraeus boasts a company of professional dancers and aerialists who are passionate about igniting imagination in audiences and sharing their art with the world.

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May
25
Fri
2018
Kamau Kenyetta: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm