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

7:00 pm
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[...]
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
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[...]
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
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[...]
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
 
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
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[...]
San Diego International Airport
10:00 am
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[...]
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
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[...]
San Diego International Airport
10:00 am
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[...]
San Diego International Airport
10:00 am
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[...]
San Diego International Airport
10:00 am
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[...]
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
Special Performance presented in partnership with Ciari Guitars and SAN Innovation Lab. Lilly Winwood, daughter of classic rock legend Steve Winwood, chronicles her journey through earnest[...]
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
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[...]
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
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[...]
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
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[...]
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
 
San Diego International Airport
11:30 am
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[...]
San Diego International Airport
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
25
Thu
2019
Ben Owens: Terminal 2 West, Reflection Room (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Ben Owens: 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.

Reflection Room Concert: Terminal 2 West, Reflection Room (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Apr 25 @ 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
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
9
Thu
2019
Reflection Room Concert: Terminal 2 West, Reflection Room (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
May 9 @ 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.

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