a week ago
Intimate space. Have gone to several concerts here and have never been disappointed. All general admission so no chairs in the way to instruct you from moving to the music. The floor is at a slant so that those in back can still see decently. Friendly staff decent lighting. Crowds are pretty chill here. Stay in their spot and to don't move constantly or shove their way to front as some crowds do at other joints. Which is a plus. So thank you to audience too for being considerate and actually enjoying the concert and not being a duck and pushing people out of way. Sound acoustics are ok. Depends on concert. But sometimes can't hear vocals as well. The singers' mikes should be turned up more if possible. Or maybe it's just the building structure? I don't know. Overall love going to concerts here!
- J S
2 weeks ago
Well I went for the Vintage Flea Market which way pretty awesome. It was in the back of the observatory however. The only con was parking. There was a parking garage across the street for max $5 I think so whatever. I was assisting someone so I wasn't able to shop for myself 😭, but it was still fun to look around. I will definitely bring my teen daughter next time since there was vinyl as well!
- Tressa C
3 weeks ago
The Observatory isn't a very large venue but it didnt feel crowded with the large group of people that showed up. Yet again an Excellent Gatsby Party! The multiple acrobatic performances were awesome! Enjoyed seeing all the different beautiful outfits people chose to wear. Also love the convince of having the parking garage right next door.
- Nicole G

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The Observatory North Park is San Diego's newest concert/music/nightlife venue. Located in the thriving community of North Park on University Ave, the theatre is a multi-faceted event destination with the ability to host everything from major touring acts to fully-catered corporate events. The theatre will accommodate 1,100 in its newly designed, tiered open-floor configuration and can also be scaled down to a seated configuration of 550 comfortable seats. Sightlines in the venue are superb from any spot on the new tiered floor. The venue is equipped with new state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems specifically designed to fit the room's needs. Full service bars are available in the lobby areas of the theatre for all events. The venue will also be able to accommodate all-ages crowds Sunday through Wednesday nights. Catering in North Park is available for corporate or private events as well from West Coast Tavern. Here is a sampling of the types of events that The North Park Theatre can accommodate: Concerts, Album Release Parties, Theatrical Events, Plays, Films, Comedy, Product Launches, Cocktail Parties, Fundraisers, Corporate Events and Meetings, Fashion Shows, Dinner Parties, and More.

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Wed:12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
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