David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

A vibrant and versatile facility designed to support the performing and visual arts, business needs, and events of the San Diego community.

Our 500-seat theatre provides a comfortable, versatile venue for lectures, conferences, classes, symposiums, dance and music performances, concerts, and films. With a large-format screen, LCD projector, and digital sound, the theatre has multimedia capabilities and state-of-the-art acoustics and technology.

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For more information about renting the Garfield Theatre, please email garfieldtheatre@lfjcc.org.



• A Retractable 500-Seat House
• A 2,500 Square-Foot Stage (which increases to 5,000 square-feet when seating is retracted)
• A 40-foot Fly-Loft
• Dressing and Green Rooms
• Rehearsal Spaces
• Pre/Post Reception Rooms
• A Professional Catering Kitchen
• A Full Time Box Office
• Flexible Rental Hours
• Competitive Pricing
• Free Onsite Parking
• A Convenient, Centrally-Located Site
• Knowlegeable and Professional Staff

Lawrence Family JCC Members receive discounted rates on theatre rentals.

Ask us about our corporate specials.Become a corporate member for even greater savings!

Non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3)standing are eligible for discounted rates.



• Lectures and Presentations
• Conferences
• Summits and Symposiums
• Classes
• Graduations
• Workshops
• Retreats
• Dance and Music Performances
• Concerts
• Weddings
• Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
• Film Screenings
• Luncheons, Dinners, and Banquets
• Birthday Parties
• Reunions
• Engagement Parties
• Quinceañeras


• Ballet Arte
• Bank of America
• California Ballet
• Chinmaya Mission
• Diavolo Dance Theatre
• Emerge Dance Festival
• Indian Fine Arts Society
• Malashock Dance
• Mesa College
• Outreach Through Dance
• S.D. Gay Men's Chorus
• Scripps Dance
• Sharp Healthcare
• Sierra Club

Name A Theatre Seat

A tribute seat at the JCC's David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre is a lasting way to recognize, honor, or memorialize loved ones in perpetuity. Each seat can be named by an individual, a family,a business,or shared by a group of donors.

When you name a tribute seat you are supporting this vital community resource, ensuring thousands of people experience meaningful, stimulating, and fun programs in the Theatre every year.

For more information about Name a Theatre Seat contact Lorraine Fisher at 858.362.1179 or lorrainef@lfjcc.org.