All San Diego Civic Youth Ballet performances take place in the historic Casa del Prado Theater in the cultural heart of Balboa Park. 

The Casa del Prado Theater is located off Park Boulevard near Spanish Village Art Center, The Village Grill, and The Natural History Museum.

Street parking is available on both Park Boulevard and Village Place, and two large parking lots are conveniently located at the crossroads of Park Boulevard and Village Place.

Please keep in mind that Balboa Park is a popular, busy location, especially during weekends and holidays, so be sure to allot at least an additional 30 minutes to find parking and walk to the theater when attending a performance.

Additionally, patrons can park at Inspiration Point and use the free Balboa Park tram system to reach the heart of the park. Read more about using the Balboa Park tram system here.

If you are taking public transit to the Casa del Prado Theater, you have a few options:

  • Plan your trip so you arrive at the stop nearest Balboa Park at least 15 to 20 minutes before your event starts to allow plenty of time to walk to the Casa del Prado Theater. Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Bus Routes 3, 7, 120, and Rapid 215 serve stops on the east and west side of the Park. To enter from the Park’s west side take Routes 3 or 120 (which travel on 4th and 5th Avenues) to the stop closest to Laurel Street and walk east on Laurel Street, past 6th Avenue, over the historic Cabrillo Bridge. Pass through the Plaza de Panama and the Casa del Prado Theater will be on your left just before Village Place.

  • Routes 7 and Rapid 215 operate on Park Boulevard, on the Park’s east side and stop at either at the stop by Village Place near the Rose Garden (Route 7) or the San Diego Zoo (Rapid 215 and Route 7). From the stop at the Rose Garden, walk over the pedestrian bridge (north-bound buses only), past the Natural History Museum, and the Casa del Prado Theater will be on your right. From the San Diego Zoo stop, walk past the Carousel and through the parking lot towards Village Place, turn right on to Village Place to go past Spanish Village Art Center, and the Casa del Prado Theater will be on your left.

  • MTS bus routes to Balboa Park connect with MTS Trolley Lines and many other MTS Bus and Rapid Routes. In downtown San Diego, Rapid 215 is an easy connection from Amtrak and COASTER trains at the Santa Fe Depot and the Cruise Ship Terminal.

  • For the latest information about routes and schedules (you can download any bus or Trolley Map and schedule) or a trip plan visit By phone, dial 511 or call Transit Information at (619) 233-3004.


Casa del Prado Theater in Balboa Park

1800 Village Place

San Diego, CA 92101

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