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October 2015

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Multiple Show Discount

Buy 2 shows receive 10% off.
Buy 3+ shows receive 20% off.

Students receive $5 off per show.

Family-Friendly Events

Options Available All Weekend

Build your own fort, tend to an art garden, or join a parade of superheroes and superheroines in a day filled with hands-on, free activities for the whole family.


WSOHOIDPS (A Ship in the Woods)

An original light and sound installation aiming to encourage visitors to think about the process of perception.

The Spheres

Australia's Strange Fruit

Four celestial beings emerge out of illuminated globes to recount a tale of transformation and wonder under a night sky.

Dances with Walls

Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater

Dancers move against unyielding walls, challenging the viewer's emotional responses by eliciting both vulnerability and stoicism.

Three Sisters

The Trip

Chekhov's famous drama staged on a tennis court with tea from a samovar, original music and tennis outfits in various shades of flattering and absurd.

OjO: The Next Generation of Travel

Bricolage Production Company

A perspective-altering adventure that explores the streets of the WoW Festival and the world of the senses.

Flock of Flyers


The Canadian Flying Squadron has been left without any planes but continues their regimented training in an imaginary terrestrial airfield.

Queen of Carthage

City Opera

A contemporary re-imagining of a Baroque opera set in a grove of trees overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Refuse, or The Golden Door

Ion Theatre

A live-theatre, immersive art, documentary-style participatory experience that showcases the struggles and resiliency of San Diego's refugee population.

Heaven on Earth


Sledgehammer Theatre returns to UC San Diego with Charles Mee's Heaven on Earth, a site-specific play with music and movement around the Powell Structural Lab

The Bitter Game

La Jolla Playhouse

Held on a basketball court at sundown, The Bitter Game combines prose and shit-talkin' into a stirring commentary of what it means to survive while Black in America.

Every Path

La Jolla Playhouse

Set in the Playhouse's back gardens, this site-specific piece explores a woman's journey through adulthood through the lens of the choices she makes.

Gnomesense! A Puppet Happening in the Garden

Animal Cracker Conspiracy

Participate in a fantastic impromptu dance party–sing-along in a garden come to life with stilt walking faeries, giant insect puppets and a garden gnome brass band.

Romulus Kilgore’s Mobile Happiness Bazaar

UC San Diego Theatre & Dance

An interactive, snake-oil medicine show for the troubled soul.

The Adventures of Heartman

Fern Street Circus

A participatory craft-making and parade experience that explores superheroes and superheroines with a circus sensibility.

The Car Plays: Interchange

Moving Arts

A crowd favorite of the 2013 Festival returns with a twist!

Healing Wars

La Jolla Playhouse

A mixed-media dance theatre piece from renowned choreographer Liz Lerman.


Ubuntu Theatre Project in association with San Diego REPertory Theatre

A F16 fighter pilot struggles through surreal 12-hour shifts, hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night.

In Case of Emergency

Chalk Repertory

The door rises on a garage of a woman who's attempting to prepare for any emergency in this new site-specific theatre piece.

A Completely Factual Tour

UC San Diego Theatre & Dance

What begins as a simple audio tour soon explodes into absurdist theatricality, unexpected matchmaking and guided choreography.

Seven Butterflies

La Jolla Playhouse

An ethereal cello concert evocative of the swooping, swarming or gently fluttering of butterflies.

The Backseat of My Car (and other safe places)


An interactive true storytelling piece for one that is about being a teenager on the verge of something exciting.



A performance for one with a cassette player and headphones that is a glimpse of a fleeting moment as it zooms past.

Triton Fest at the WoW Festival


Experience three outdoor shows, interactive exhibits, free food, and live music after dark all on campus (south of Revelle at La Jolla Playhouse)

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