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

Nov
13
Tue
2018
Kristina Wong Projects: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 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 the regional performing arts community. Kristina Wong Projects is a performance art collective consisting of internationally renowned performance artist Kristina Wong, playwright and actor Samuel Valdez, and poet and DJ Kuttin Kandi. During their six-month residency, they will be creating The Standby Room, exploring stories of waiting, anticipation, and redemption. This “pop-up” waiting room will be constructed out of sewn fabric and filled with hand-written stories collected from travelers. The group is exploring the airport as a transitional space that bridges past and future, where engagement is fleeting. The Standby Room offers a fun, visually captivating and immersive experience for passengers to tell stories of what is on the other end of their travels. Visitors are invited to help build the waiting room by joining in the sewing circle or sharing their stories of #WhatAreWeReallyWaitingFor   [caption id="attachment_4181" align="alignleft" width="300"] DJ Kuttin Kandi[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4182" align="alignleft" width="236"] Samuel Valdez[/caption]
Nov
14
Wed
2018
Kristina Wong Projects: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 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 the regional performing arts community. Kristina Wong Projects is a performance art collective consisting of internationally renowned performance artist Kristina Wong, playwright and actor Samuel Valdez, and poet and DJ Kuttin Kandi. During their six-month residency, they will be creating The Standby Room, exploring stories of waiting, anticipation, and redemption. This “pop-up” waiting room will be constructed out of sewn fabric and filled with hand-written stories collected from travelers. The group is exploring the airport as a transitional space that bridges past and future, where engagement is fleeting. The Standby Room offers a fun, visually captivating and immersive experience for passengers to tell stories of what is on the other end of their travels. Visitors are invited to help build the waiting room by joining in the sewing circle or sharing their stories of #WhatAreWeReallyWaitingFor   [caption id="attachment_4181" align="alignleft" width="300"] DJ Kuttin Kandi[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4182" align="alignleft" width="236"] Samuel Valdez[/caption]
Nov
15
Thu
2018
Kristina Wong Projects: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 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 the regional performing arts community. Kristina Wong Projects is a performance art collective consisting of internationally renowned performance artist Kristina Wong, playwright and actor Samuel Valdez, and poet and DJ Kuttin Kandi. During their six-month residency, they will be creating The Standby Room, exploring stories of waiting, anticipation, and redemption. This “pop-up” waiting room will be constructed out of sewn fabric and filled with hand-written stories collected from travelers. The group is exploring the airport as a transitional space that bridges past and future, where engagement is fleeting. The Standby Room offers a fun, visually captivating and immersive experience for passengers to tell stories of what is on the other end of their travels. Visitors are invited to help build the waiting room by joining in the sewing circle or sharing their stories of #WhatAreWeReallyWaitingFor   [caption id="attachment_4181" align="alignleft" width="300"] DJ Kuttin Kandi[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4182" align="alignleft" width="236"] Samuel Valdez[/caption]
Nov
21
Wed
2018
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE – Motown Carolers: Terminal 1 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Nov 21 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am
Dec
21
Fri
2018
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE – Motown Carolers: Terminal 1 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 21 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am
Mar
28
Thu
2019
San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Launched in 2016, the Arts Program’s Performing Arts Residency 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. Airport patrons are allowed the opportunity to witness performing artists as they create and refine their project, inspired by the airport environment, throughout the duration of the residency.  Over the course of San Diego Dance Theatre’s six-month stay, spectators can expect contemporary dance, music, and interactive encounters to enliven the San Diego travel experience. Founded in 1972 as a 501(c)3 professional modern dance company, San Diego Dance Theater (SDDT) has for 47 years enriched the cultural life of San Diego through countless shows and residencies, and training for young dancers. Jean Isaacs was appointed Artistic Director in 1997 and under her direction, SDDT has earned it's reputation as a company committed to expanding access to the stage for dancers of many nationalities, races, ages, and physical abilities. SDDT continues to offer excellent performances and programming throughout San Diego County and beyond.
Adrienne Nims: Terminal 2 West, Reflection Room (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Apr
11
Thu
2019
Reflection Room Concert: Terminal 2 West, Reflection Room (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Reflection Room Concert: Terminal 2 West, Reflection Room (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
In a continuing effort to further enhance the airport experience for the traveling public, the SAN Arts Program will offer a special concert series in the Terminal 2 Reflection Room. Every season the Arts Program’s Performing Arts events provide a unique platform to celebrate San Diego’s local culture. The region's diverse talent is presented in dance, theater, and live music, through an ongoing concert series, special performances, and our residency program.
Apr
15
Mon
2019
REHEARSAL – San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
REHEARSAL - San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Launched in 2016, the Arts Program’s Performing Arts Residency 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. Airport patrons are allowed the opportunity to witness performing artists as they create and refine their project, inspired by the airport environment, throughout the duration of the residency.  Over the course of San Diego Dance Theatre’s six-month stay, spectators can expect contemporary dance, music, and interactive encounters to enliven the San Diego travel experience. Founded in 1972 as a 501(c)3 professional modern dance company, San Diego Dance Theater (SDDT) has for 47 years enriched the cultural life of San Diego through countless shows and residencies, and training for young dancers. Jean Isaacs was appointed Artistic Director in 1997 and under her direction, SDDT has earned it's reputation as a company committed to expanding access to the stage for dancers of many nationalities, races, ages, and physical abilities. SDDT continues to offer excellent performances and programming throughout San Diego County and beyond.
Apr
22
Mon
2019
REHEARSAL – San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
REHEARSAL - San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Launched in 2016, the Arts Program’s Performing Arts Residency 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. Airport patrons are allowed the opportunity to witness performing artists as they create and refine their project, inspired by the airport environment, throughout the duration of the residency.  Over the course of San Diego Dance Theatre’s six-month stay, spectators can expect contemporary dance, music, and interactive encounters to enliven the San Diego travel experience. Founded in 1972 as a 501(c)3 professional modern dance company, San Diego Dance Theater (SDDT) has for 47 years enriched the cultural life of San Diego through countless shows and residencies, and training for young dancers. Jean Isaacs was appointed Artistic Director in 1997 and under her direction, SDDT has earned it's reputation as a company committed to expanding access to the stage for dancers of many nationalities, races, ages, and physical abilities. SDDT continues to offer excellent performances and programming throughout San Diego County and beyond.
Nov
13
Tue
2018
Kristina Wong Projects: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 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 the regional performing arts community.

Kristina Wong Projects is a performance art collective consisting of internationally renowned performance artist Kristina Wong, playwright and actor Samuel Valdez, and
poet and DJ Kuttin Kandi. During their six-month residency, they will be creating The Standby Room, exploring stories of waiting, anticipation, and redemption. This “pop-up” waiting room will be constructed out of sewn fabric and filled with hand-written stories collected from travelers. The group is exploring the airport as a transitional space that bridges past and future, where engagement is fleeting. The Standby Room offers a fun, visually captivating and immersive experience for passengers to tell stories of what is on the other end of their travels.

Visitors are invited to help build the waiting room by joining in the sewing circle or sharing their stories of #WhatAreWeReallyWaitingFor

 

[caption id="attachment_4181" align="alignleft" width="300"] DJ Kuttin Kandi[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4182" align="alignleft" width="236"] Samuel Valdez[/caption]

Nov
14
Wed
2018
Kristina Wong Projects: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 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 the regional performing arts community.

Kristina Wong Projects is a performance art collective consisting of internationally renowned performance artist Kristina Wong, playwright and actor Samuel Valdez, and
poet and DJ Kuttin Kandi. During their six-month residency, they will be creating The Standby Room, exploring stories of waiting, anticipation, and redemption. This “pop-up” waiting room will be constructed out of sewn fabric and filled with hand-written stories collected from travelers. The group is exploring the airport as a transitional space that bridges past and future, where engagement is fleeting. The Standby Room offers a fun, visually captivating and immersive experience for passengers to tell stories of what is on the other end of their travels.

Visitors are invited to help build the waiting room by joining in the sewing circle or sharing their stories of #WhatAreWeReallyWaitingFor

 

[caption id="attachment_4181" align="alignleft" width="300"] DJ Kuttin Kandi[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4182" align="alignleft" width="236"] Samuel Valdez[/caption]

Nov
15
Thu
2018
Kristina Wong Projects: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 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 the regional performing arts community.

Kristina Wong Projects is a performance art collective consisting of internationally renowned performance artist Kristina Wong, playwright and actor Samuel Valdez, and
poet and DJ Kuttin Kandi. During their six-month residency, they will be creating The Standby Room, exploring stories of waiting, anticipation, and redemption. This “pop-up” waiting room will be constructed out of sewn fabric and filled with hand-written stories collected from travelers. The group is exploring the airport as a transitional space that bridges past and future, where engagement is fleeting. The Standby Room offers a fun, visually captivating and immersive experience for passengers to tell stories of what is on the other end of their travels.

Visitors are invited to help build the waiting room by joining in the sewing circle or sharing their stories of #WhatAreWeReallyWaitingFor

 

[caption id="attachment_4181" align="alignleft" width="300"] DJ Kuttin Kandi[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4182" align="alignleft" width="236"] Samuel Valdez[/caption]

Nov
21
Wed
2018
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE – Motown Carolers: Terminal 1 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Nov 21 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am
Dec
21
Fri
2018
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE – Motown Carolers: Terminal 1 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 21 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am
Mar
28
Thu
2019
San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport

Launched in 2016, the Arts Program’s Performing Arts Residency 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. Airport patrons are allowed the opportunity to witness performing artists as they create and refine their project, inspired by the airport environment, throughout the duration of the residency.  Over the course of San Diego Dance Theatre’s six-month stay, spectators can expect contemporary dance, music, and interactive encounters to enliven the San Diego travel experience.

Founded in 1972 as a 501(c)3 professional modern dance company, San Diego Dance Theater (SDDT) has for 47 years enriched the cultural life of San Diego through countless shows and residencies, and training for young dancers. Jean Isaacs was appointed Artistic Director in 1997 and under her direction, SDDT has earned it’s reputation as a company committed to expanding access to the stage for dancers of many nationalities, races, ages, and physical abilities. SDDT continues to offer excellent performances and programming throughout San Diego County and beyond.

Adrienne Nims: Terminal 2 West, Reflection Room (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Apr
11
Thu
2019
Reflection Room Concert: Terminal 2 West, Reflection Room (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Reflection Room Concert: Terminal 2 West, Reflection Room (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport

In a continuing effort to further enhance the airport experience for the traveling public, the SAN Arts Program will offer a special concert series in the Terminal 2 Reflection Room.

Every season the Arts Program’s Performing Arts events provide a unique platform to celebrate San Diego’s local culture. The region’s diverse talent is presented in dance, theater, and live music, through an ongoing concert series, special performances, and our residency program.

Apr
15
Mon
2019
REHEARSAL – San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
REHEARSAL - San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport

Launched in 2016, the Arts Program’s Performing Arts Residency 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. Airport patrons are allowed the opportunity to witness performing artists as they create and refine their project, inspired by the airport environment, throughout the duration of the residency.  Over the course of San Diego Dance Theatre’s six-month stay, spectators can expect contemporary dance, music, and interactive encounters to enliven the San Diego travel experience.

Founded in 1972 as a 501(c)3 professional modern dance company, San Diego Dance Theater (SDDT) has for 47 years enriched the cultural life of San Diego through countless shows and residencies, and training for young dancers. Jean Isaacs was appointed Artistic Director in 1997 and under her direction, SDDT has earned it’s reputation as a company committed to expanding access to the stage for dancers of many nationalities, races, ages, and physical abilities. SDDT continues to offer excellent performances and programming throughout San Diego County and beyond.

Apr
22
Mon
2019
REHEARSAL – San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
REHEARSAL - San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport

Launched in 2016, the Arts Program’s Performing Arts Residency 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. Airport patrons are allowed the opportunity to witness performing artists as they create and refine their project, inspired by the airport environment, throughout the duration of the residency.  Over the course of San Diego Dance Theatre’s six-month stay, spectators can expect contemporary dance, music, and interactive encounters to enliven the San Diego travel experience.

Founded in 1972 as a 501(c)3 professional modern dance company, San Diego Dance Theater (SDDT) has for 47 years enriched the cultural life of San Diego through countless shows and residencies, and training for young dancers. Jean Isaacs was appointed Artistic Director in 1997 and under her direction, SDDT has earned it’s reputation as a company committed to expanding access to the stage for dancers of many nationalities, races, ages, and physical abilities. SDDT continues to offer excellent performances and programming throughout San Diego County and beyond.