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

Dec
7
Fri
2018
Many Strings featuring Chris & Jamie Burns: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Dec
14
Fri
2018
Double Take: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Dec
20
Thu
2018
San Diego Women’s Chorus: Terminal 2, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Dec
21
Fri
2018
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE – Motown Carolers: Terminal 1 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 21 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE – Holiday Hipsters: Terminal 1 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 21 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE – Sweethearts of Swing: Terminal 1 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Bill Shreeve Duo: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Dec
28
Fri
2018
Dueling Divas: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
4
Fri
2019
Matt DiBiase: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jan 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
11
Fri
2019
Richard James: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jan 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
17
Thu
2019
The B-Side Players: Terminal 2, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jan 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
18
Fri
2019
Tom Cunningham: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jan 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
25
Fri
2019
Nina Leilani Deering: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jan 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Feb
1
Fri
2019
Robert Dove: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Feb 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Feb
8
Fri
2019
Louis Valenzuela: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Feb 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Feb
15
Fri
2019
Whitney Shay Duo: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Feb 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Feb
21
Thu
2019
The Jukebox Kings: Terminal 2, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Feb 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Feb
22
Fri
2019
Peter Pupping: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Feb 22 @ 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.
Adrienne Nims: Terminal 2 West, Reflection Room (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Mar 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
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
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
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.
Dec
7
Fri
2018
Many Strings featuring Chris & Jamie Burns: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Dec
14
Fri
2018
Double Take: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Dec
20
Thu
2018
San Diego Women’s Chorus: Terminal 2, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Dec
21
Fri
2018
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE – Motown Carolers: Terminal 1 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 21 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE – Holiday Hipsters: Terminal 1 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 21 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE – Sweethearts of Swing: Terminal 1 (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Bill Shreeve Duo: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Dec
28
Fri
2018
Dueling Divas: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Dec 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
4
Fri
2019
Matt DiBiase: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jan 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
11
Fri
2019
Richard James: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jan 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
17
Thu
2019
The B-Side Players: Terminal 2, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jan 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
18
Fri
2019
Tom Cunningham: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jan 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Jan
25
Fri
2019
Nina Leilani Deering: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Jan 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Feb
1
Fri
2019
Robert Dove: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Feb 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Feb
8
Fri
2019
Louis Valenzuela: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Feb 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Feb
15
Fri
2019
Whitney Shay Duo: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Feb 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Feb
21
Thu
2019
The Jukebox Kings: Terminal 2, Baggage Claim (Pre-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Feb 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Feb
22
Fri
2019
Peter Pupping: Terminal 2 West, Sunset Cove (Post-Security) @ San Diego International Airport
Feb 22 @ 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.

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