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What's a WOW Festival Anyway?

La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls (WOW) is four days of immersive and eclectic theatre for adventurous art lovers, thrill seekers and families. Now in its third outing, the festival lands in downtown San Diego from October 19 – 22!

From the waterfront to Barrio Logan, artists from San Diego to Berlin will create vibrant, interactive experiences that amplify the energy of the city.

You are invited to discover San Diego in new, unexpected ways in this unique festival where the city is the stage and you are both participant and performer.



Neat stuff people have said about WOW

“The city is the stage.” –San Diego Magazine

“Coolest thing happening in town.” –San Diego CityBeat

“You’re part of the experience. What you do matters.” –Artistic Director Christopher Ashley in The Wall Street Journal

“When theatre is this memorable and fun, who needs air conditioning or gloves?” –American Theatre Magazine

“Bold, extreme theater” –TIME

La Jolla Playhouse’s festival charms with its site-specific and roaming works” –Los Angeles Times

The 2017 WOW Festival features these fantastic partners:

  • Bread and Salt
  • San Diego Public Library
  • New Children’s Museum
  • ArtPower
  • Border X Brewing
  • Athenaeum Art Center
  • Horton Plaza Park

» Learn More About Partner Locations