When Jacobs Park is open as a public park, the public is welcome to come into The Rady Shell and enjoy the lawns and seating areas of the venue. This often will include times when the San Diego Symphony is holding rehearsals. For certain rehearsals, however, The Rady Shell will be in "concert" mode and will therefore be closed to the public. Even at these times, though, the perimeter around The Rady Shell will remain open for public access during the open hours of the Park. Jacobs Park and Embarcadero Marina Park South are open to the public every day from 6am to 10:30pm. (Note: dogs are never allowed on the artificial turf areas of Jacobs Park, per our agreement with the Port of San Diego.)

The public is requested to be quiet and respectful if they are in attendance for San Diego Symphony rehearsals. Please consider that this is work-time and a workplace for our professional musicians when they are in rehearsal. Running around and game-playing can and should be enjoyed in park areas outside of The Rady Shell. Please "play your part" by keeping the seating area as distraction-free as possible when our musicians are onstage. Recording or videography of Symphony rehearsals is strictly prohibited and may result in removal from the Park by security personnel.

Please Note: No reservations are needed for groups of 15 or less; however, groups of more than 15 who will be attending any single rehearsal should register by contacting education@sandiegosymphony.org.

If your group is a school, please visit our Linda and Shearn Platt Open Rehearsal Page for more information about our school Open Rehearsal program, which includes Open Rehearsals at indoor concert venues.

Here is a schedule of upcoming rehearsals at The Rady Shell; the public is welcome to come into Jacobs Park and enjoy!

OPEN REHEARSALS AT THE RADY SHELL SPRING 2023 (Downtown San Diego - 222 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101):

Thursday, April 20, 2023 10am – 12:30pm
Friday, April 21, 2023 10am – 12:30pm
Wednesday, May 3 10am – 12:30pm 
Wednesday, May 3 1:45pm – 3:45pm
Thursday, May 4 10am – 12:30pm
Thursday, May 4 1:45pm – 3:45pm
Friday, May 5 10am – 12:30pm
Friday, May 12, 2023 10am – 12:30pm
Friday, May 12, 2023 1:45pm – 3:45pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 10am – 12:30pm
Thursday, May 18, 2023 10am – 12:30pm
Thursday, May 18, 2023 1:45pm – 3:45pm
Friday, May 19, 2023 10am – 12:30pm
Friday, May 19, 2023 1:45pm – 3:45pm
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 10am – 12:30pm
Thursday, May 25, 2023 10am – 12pm

Note: rehearsal times may change without notice, and rehearsals may be cancelled without notice. Though it will rarely happen, certain rehearsals may also be closed to the public without notice. On days of intense sunlight, the orchestra will rehearse behind a sunscreen.

The San Diego Symphony will be unable to provide in advance any information about repertoire scheduled for any open rehearsal at The Rady Shell.

Again, the public is welcome and encouraged to come enjoy this unique opportunity to see and hear a professional orchestra at work, honing their interpretation of classical and popular music to the highest artistic standard of performance!