Earlier this year, we peeked inside the San Diego Symphony’s $125 million project to renovate its historic venue, Copley Symphony Hall at Jacobs Music Center in downtown SD. Construction continues on the ambitious plan — let’s see how it’s going.
Three things you should know:
- The project timeline has shifted a bit. The venue was originally expected to reopen on Saturday, Nov. 4, but now it’s slated to reopen in early 2024.
- This means the symphony has moved some of its 2023-2024 season performances to The Rady Shell, including its Season Opening Under the Stars on Saturday, Nov. 4, with conductor Rafael Payare.
- By the numbers: The 70,545-sqft building originally opened in 1929 as The Fox Theatre movie cinema. Its reconfigured layout will feature a total of 1,831 seats across its main level, balconies, and new “choral terrace” — a raised section around the stage, behind the orchestra.