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

Mar
1
Fri
2019
Burt Brion: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Mar
8
Fri
2019
Allan Phillips: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Mar
15
Fri
2019
Clay Colton Trio: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Mar
21
Thu
2019
West Wind Brass: Terminal 2, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Mar
22
Fri
2019
Nico Hueso: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
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.
Mar
29
Fri
2019
Dusty Brough Trio: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Apr
5
Fri
2019
Julianna Zachariou: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Apr
12
Fri
2019
Rob Thorsen: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
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
18
Thu
2019
Zzymzzy Quartet: Terminal 2, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Apr
19
Fri
2019
Tom Griesgraber: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
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.
Apr
26
Fri
2019
Joe Rathburn: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
3
Fri
2019
Cinco de Mayo Celebration: Terminal 2, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Hyjinx: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
10
Fri
2019
Michael Leroy Peed: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
16
Thu
2019
Peter Sprague: Terminal 1, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
17
Fri
2019
String Sparks: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
24
Fri
2019
Stellita Porter: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
31
Fri
2019
Dan Mazer: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 31 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jun
3
Mon
2019
San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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.
Jun
5
Wed
2019
San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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.
Jun
7
Fri
2019
Jason Picker: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jun 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jun
14
Fri
2019
Bob Wade Duo: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jun 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jun
20
Thu
2019
Jamie Shadowlight: Terminal 1, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jun 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jun
21
Fri
2019
Jeff Bristol: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jun 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jun
28
Fri
2019
Irving Flores: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jun 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jul
5
Fri
2019
Sara Petite: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jul 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jul
12
Fri
2019
Novellus Ensemble: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jul 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Mar
1
Fri
2019
Burt Brion: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Mar
8
Fri
2019
Allan Phillips: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Mar
15
Fri
2019
Clay Colton Trio: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Mar
21
Thu
2019
West Wind Brass: Terminal 2, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Mar
22
Fri
2019
Nico Hueso: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
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.

Mar
29
Fri
2019
Dusty Brough Trio: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Apr
5
Fri
2019
Julianna Zachariou: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Apr
12
Fri
2019
Rob Thorsen: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
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
18
Thu
2019
Zzymzzy Quartet: Terminal 2, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Apr
19
Fri
2019
Tom Griesgraber: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
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.

Apr
26
Fri
2019
Joe Rathburn: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
3
Fri
2019
Cinco de Mayo Celebration: Terminal 2, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Hyjinx: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
10
Fri
2019
Michael Leroy Peed: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
16
Thu
2019
Peter Sprague: Terminal 1, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
17
Fri
2019
String Sparks: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
24
Fri
2019
Stellita Porter: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
May
31
Fri
2019
Dan Mazer: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 31 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jun
3
Mon
2019
San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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.

Jun
5
Wed
2019
San Diego Dance Theater: Terminal 2 (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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.

Jun
7
Fri
2019
Jason Picker: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jun 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jun
14
Fri
2019
Bob Wade Duo: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jun 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jun
20
Thu
2019
Jamie Shadowlight: Terminal 1, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jun 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jun
21
Fri
2019
Jeff Bristol: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jun 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jun
28
Fri
2019
Irving Flores: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jun 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jul
5
Fri
2019
Sara Petite: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jul 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jul
12
Fri
2019
Novellus Ensemble: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jul 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm