Scene from "Trouble in Mind"
Ramona Keller as Wiletta and Michael Zachary Tunstill as John in “Trouble in Mind” at the Old Globe, which is participating in San Diego Theatre Week. Photo credit: Rich Soublet II

San Diego Theatre Week returns Friday with discounted tickets available for nearly 20 of the region’s top stage shows.

The event continues through March 13 with tickets costing $15, $30 or $45. Seats sold, officials said, will be the best seats in the house as of the night of the event. 

The Theatre Week website lists all available performances, including musicals, like the La Jolla Playhouse’s Bhangin’ It, mysteries like the Coronado Playhouse’s Murder on the Orient Express, dramas like Patio Playhouse’s 12 Angry Jurors and family fare like San Diego Junior Theatre’s The Jungle Book.

Other participants include the Old Globe, Broadway San Diego, New Village Arts and San Diego Repertory Theatre.

In addition, some theaters will honor the discounts for future performances, provided purchases are made by March 13.

Organizers held Theatre Week last year, but mostly for virtual shows as the pandemic continued.

“We’re excited to welcome back audiences to the theater and share the magic of live performance,” said Jacole Kitchen, executive director of the San Diego Performing Arts League.