Multi-year agreement encompasses the Civic Theatre and Balboa Theatre
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 27, 2021) – San Diego Theatres (SDT) – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization that manages, markets, operates, and maintains the Civic Theatre in the heart of downtown and the historic Balboa Theatre in the Gaslamp Quarter – has selected Centerplate, a Sodexo company and the leading hospitality partner to North America’s live entertainment venues, to provide premier hospitality and food service for the SDT.
San Diego Theatres serves over 500,000 guests each year, delivering exceptional performing arts, educational experiences, and creating an accessible place for all people to enjoy the arts.
“By partnering with Centerplate and Sodexo, the San Diego Theatres is gaining the expertise of a well-respected entity that will enhance our guest offerings, along with our exceptional entertainment experience,” said Carol Wallace, President & CEO, San Diego Theatres. “They share our passion for safety, welcoming back show attendees, and providing memorable experiences.”
The menu offerings will feature signature and premium cocktails, wines as well as local craft brews from some of the best breweries in the region. Menus will highlight local brands and businesses as much as possible, as well as ensure best-in-class sustainability practices and safety protocols.
“We are thrilled to expand our relationships in San Diego, a market that our team knows exceptionally well,” said Steve Pangburn, CEO, Centerplate / Sodexo Sports & Leisure. “The San Diego Theatres run two world-class performance venues and partnering with our extraordinary culinary program will bring a package and level of service to clients and partners beyond their imagination to enjoy during a live performance.”
In addition to the San Diego Theatres, Centerplate and Sodexo have a long history of serving at some of the most distinctive music venues in America including the Hollywood Bowl, Tanglewood, FirstBank Amphitheater, Red Hat Amphitheater, The Fillmore Auditorium, The Shell, Denver Performing Arts Complex, Pikes Peak Center and many more.
About San Diego Theatres
San Diego Theatres strives to positively impact the community through effective stewardship of publicly-owned performing arts venues, and the advancement of facility improvements, a downtown theatre district, and strategic partnerships for the enrichment of the performing arts for the benefit of the region.
San Diego Theatres was established in 2003 by the San Diego Convention Center Corporation as a subsidiary non-profit corporation. San Diego Theatres is ethically driven, fiscally sound, and strategically focused, while fostering an environment that instills advocacy, awareness, and a regional participation in San Diego’s performing arts.
About Centerplate / Sodexo Sports & Leisure
Each year, the combination of Sodexo and Centerplate enhances the level of services provided to more than 116 million guests across premier venues in North America, such as stadiums, arenas, convention centers, museums, zoos, aquariums and more. Through consumer research, innovations and local personalization, we are positioned to deliver an unrivaled array of services to successfully contribute to offer a memorable experience for the guests in our partner venues.
From hosting VIPs at the Super Bowl to superheroes at Comic Con, the company provides hospitality services to North America’s premier events. Learn more about Sodexo Sports and Leisure.
Paul Pettas, Communications Director, Centerplate / Sodexo Sports & Leisure
Laura Briney, Marketing Manager, San Diego Theatres