A Permanent Bayside Performance Park

The San Diego Symphony Summer Pops have always been a popular bay front venue in the summer with different themes and musicians each weekend at the Embarcadero. Now we’ll have a permanent bayside amphitheater all year long and construction is almost done! The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park will be another reason to live in Downtown San Diego!

Go Behind The Scenes and on Stage

On May 21, the symphony will stream  “What’s That Sound? First Music from the Rady Shell,” which features members of the orchestra performing music by Mozart and Wagner.

The 3,724 square foot permanent amphitheater will be world class acoustical design with a technological advanced sound system and an unobstructed sightline. 

The stage will have dramatic landscaping and lighting, a dining pavilion, and year round access.

The curved acoustic bandshell will be composed of similar material to what covers the  San Diego Convention Center Sail Pavilion and the Lindbergh Field Terminal 2 arrival plaza.

The acoustic shell will include a 5,445-square-foot public viewing deck with concrete steps at the back of the stage, a 68-stall restroom and two pavilions on a 15,242-square-foot area.

An iconic venue where culture meets nature and brings visitors to San Diego to create magical moments”.  Martha Gilmer, CEO San Diego Symphony

For Tickets and More Information: The Rady Shell at Jacob Park

The Rady Shell Photo Source: San Diego Symphony
  • Aesthetically and acoustically pleasing concert shell design Designed to complement the San Diego Convention Center sails and surrounding downtown skyline, the shell funnels the music directly to you in the audience.
  • Sunset steps and patioTake in stunning bay views directly behind the performance stage. This is one of the many areas that will be open to the public during non-event hours.
  • 13,000-square-foot covered stage A larger stage enables us to show a wider variety of musical presentations.
  • Exceptional back-of-house facilities We’re ready to attract even more A-list artists and further enhance your San Diego Symphony experience.
  • Coronado Row Entertain in style with private tableside service.
  • Flexible seating (2,000–10,000) Small shows will feel more intimate and large shows will feel more immersive. We’re expecting the average attendance to be approximately 3,100 per event.
  • Terraced seating We designed the venue so that every seat offers an unobstructed view, with several LED lighting towers, video walls and a large center screen to complement the music.
  • A culinary experience for all to enjoy! Renowned chef Richard Blais returns with his sumptuous summer menus, plus expect even more deliciously diverse choices from San Diego’s beloved foodscape at a range of prices.
  • New public restrooms and park enhancements No more porta-potties. Plus, many additional amenities that will make for a vibrant and laid-back gathering place, especially during Bayside Summer Nights.
  • 12-foot public promenade Arrive early for your show and take a stroll along the water. The current promenade will be expanded around the venue.
  • Sustainable landscaping In California, every drop of water conservation helps. Sand-based synthetic turf will reduce water consumption in the seating area while still looking and feeling like grass.
  • A park inside a park! Bayside Performance Park will soon be the centerpiece of Embarcadero Marina Park South, creating both a world-class destination and a welcoming community gathering space.
The Rady Shell Photo Source: San Diego Symphony
The Rady Shell Photo Source: San Diego Symphony

For Tickets and more information : The Rady Shell at Jacob Park