Operators of downtown San Diego’s Lyceum Theatre recently marked the completion of a $3.9 million renovation of the performing arts venue.
According to Civic San Diego, the city agency that helped fund the project, renovations of the nearly 30-year-old theater began in early 2016 and included a new lobby area, updated concession areas and restrooms, a new cafe and a modernized design.
The venue is located at 79 Horton Plaza, within the Westfield Horton Plaza retail center. A re-opening was marked in a Feb. 7 public ceremony that included city leaders and operators of the venue, the Horton Plaza Theatres Foundation and San Diego Repertory Theatre, also known as The Rep.
Officials said the improvements were the most significant changes completed at the theater since its 1986 opening.
The renovations were funded through former redevelopment funds now administered by Civic San Diego, which is responsible for managing the former redevelopment agency’s obligations including the lease for the theater site.
Horton Plaza Theatres Foundation, the organization that oversees operation of the publicly-leased Lyceum Theatres, was founded by the city in 1983 and hired The Rep to perform in the space and manage the asset.