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Daniel Espinoza, Director of House Operations
Dennis Legg, Director of Facility Operations
FREE TOURS OF
THE JACOBS MUSIC CENTER
Join us for a free monthly one hour tour of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center (including Copley Symphony Hall) starting at 12 noon from the front of the Jacobs Music Center TIcket Office in Symphony Towers (NE corner of 7th and B, enter building from B Street). This behind-the-scenes look at the Jacobs Music Center includes an opportunity to listen to several minutes of a San Diego Symphony rehearsal inside Copley Symphony Hall. No reservations are required, though groups of 20 or more should call 619.615.3955 to alert us you're coming. Tour is recommended for ages 12 and up only. See our Hall Tour Page for upcoming tour dates.
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THE JOAN AND IRWIN JACOBS MUSIC CENTER
The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center is the home of the San Diego Symphony. It is a multi-functional facility that can host concerts, comedy shows, corporate & civic events, film screenings and more inside its performance chamber, known as Copley Symphony Hall. It is equipped with state-of-the-art digital sound and lighting technology, and normally seats up to 2231, with possible front row expansions accommodating 39 more. Embedded inside the performance chamber is a full-sized Robert Morton pneumatic pipe organ and two carbon-arc film projectors.
The Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall began life as The Fox Theatre movie palace in 1929, part of the nationwide Fox theaters chain. It became the property of the San Diego Symphony in 1984 and was extensively renovated at that time. Significant upgrades to the stage and backstage facilities have occurred since then, including the recent completion of Grosvenor Family Musician Center. Great care has been taken to preserve much of the original look of the lobbies and performance chamber, however.
The Jacobs Music Center can also host events in three smaller spaces: the lower lobby, the Grand Tier lobby and the Revelle Room, each fully capable of electronic setups. In addition, The Center possesses a small catering facility.
See the slideshow below for our beautiful, newly renovated lobbies!