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

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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[...]
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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
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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[...]
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The San Diego Guild of Puppetry has been creating giant puppet parades in the community since 2004 and its Dia de los Muertos giants are the[...]
San Diego International Airport
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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
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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
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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
Sep
21
Fri
2018
Rob Gironda: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Sep 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Sep
28
Fri
2018
Ian Tordella: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Sep 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Oct
2
Tue
2018
Kristina Wong Projects: Terminal 2 West, Gate 51 (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 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]

Oktoberfest Popup Concert: Terminal 1 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Oct 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Oktoberfest Popup Concert: Terminal 2 (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Oct 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Oct
3
Wed
2018
Kristina Wong Projects: Terminal 2 West, Gate 51 (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 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]

Oct
4
Thu
2018
Kristina Wong Projects: Terminal 2 West, Gate 51 (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 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]

Oct
5
Fri
2018
Jimmy and Enrique: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Oct
9
Tue
2018
Oktoberfest Popup Concert: Terminal 1 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Oktoberfest Popup Concert: Terminal 2 (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm