Outside the theatre just before the show. Photo credit: Ana Pines


Diversionary Theatre was founded in 1986 to provide quality theatre for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The mission of the theatre is to produce plays with gay, lesbian and bisexual themes that portray characters in their complexity and diversity both historically and contemporarily.

Diversionary Theatre is recognized as one of San Diego's best theaters. It is one of the most vibrant showcases of theatrical talent in the city.

The goal of the theatre is to continue telling the story of the LGBT community, while providing a home and venue for the remarkable talents of the San Diego's theater professionals.

Financial support for Diversionary Theatre is provided in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture.

Diversionary Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American Theatre.

Contact Us:

Street Address:

Diversionary Theatre
4545 Park Boulevard #101
San Diego, California 92116

Phone Numbers:

Box Office: 619.220.0097
Business Office: 619.220.6830
Fax: 619.220.0148

TODD NELMS, Executive Director (Interim)

MATT HARDING, Patron Services Manager

ANTHONY METHVIN ,Audience Engagement Literary Associate

CARA VACEK, Group & Special Events Associate

The Box Office can be reached at


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Rental Space

Did you know you can rent the theatre and our rehearsal space? Click here for more information.

Meet Our Team

Learn more about the theatre history here.

Learn more about our current season here.

Meet our staff, board and volunteers!