The Lyceum Theatre Lobby contains two beautiful gallery spaces that are free and open to the public during San Diego REP regular business hours and to REP audiences surrounding all performances. From August-May the REP produces six plays. The gallery exhibits change with each play, featuring exhibitions inspired by or connected to themes of each play, creating an immersive environment in which audience members are encouraged to make more intimate connections to the works onstage. The REP also produces a Jewish Arts Festival every summer in which we showcase Jewish artwork and work by Jewish visual artists.
The galleries build on the REP’s mission to promote an interconnected community and to celebrate voices of our region. They make the Lyceum experience a unique opportunity to take in a wealth of art, culture and expression in one location in the heart of downtown.
The REP’s regular business hours are 12PM - 6PM, Monday-Sunday, except holidays. During regular business hours, please stop by the REP Box Office window for free admittance. On days where there are evening performances, non-ticket holders are welcome to view the lobby galleries up to the performance start time, but only those with performance tickets will be admitted into the theatres.
On view: October 2 - 27
On view: October 2 - 27
The REP is always looking for local artists and arts organizations interested in partnering with us to exhibit visual art that encourages dialogue and engagement around the themes of each play staged in our production seasons.
The REP has two gallery spaces, the Lyceum Upper and Lower Lobby Galleries.The Upper Lobby space may showcase visual art that is not play specific but is still in line with San Diego REP’s mission. The Lower Lobby space is intended for visual art exhibitions that are thematically linked to the production that is on stage at the time of the exhibition. Artists or Arts Organizations may apply to exhibit in either or both of the galleries. Depending on the size of the work, the number of pieces that can be shown in each gallery vary. On average, the Upper Lobby Gallery can accommodate between 15-20 pieces and the Lower Lobby Gallery between 20-25 pieces.
Our art hanging system is a hook and cable system that is conducive to displaying framed works and other pieces that have picture hanging wire installed on it. All artwork must be prepped for installation by the artist prior to its delivery to The REP, and artists are responsible for their own transportation and installations of artwork.
The scheduling of exhibitions is dependent on The REP’s production calendar and are scheduled through the REP’s Audience Engagement Curator. In selecting exhibits, we will consider:
Quality of Artwork
Overall community interest
Relevance to The REP’s mission or to the themes and subjects surrounding a specific play in our season
Costs, Special Requirements and requests associated with proposed exhibition
Previous exhibitions by artist/organization
If the artist/organization has previously shown work at the REP, and how recently
Proposed exhibit’s compatibility with our hanging system
Interested exhibitors must fill out an application, available for download here. Upper Lobby applications are accepted and considered on a rolling basis. We will begin accepting applications for Season 45 (2020-2021) exhibitions in the spring of 2020.
If an artist’s proposal is selected, the curator will reach out via email with information. Please do not follow up by phone or email to check on the status of applications. We receive many inquiries about exhibiting at The REP and only show a limited number of exhibitions per season. If an application is not accepted for the upcoming season, you may reapply the following season.
12PM - 6 PM Monday - Sunday, except holidays
(Please stop by the REP Box Office window for free admittance)
Before all evening performances
(Non-ticket holders will be allowed into galleries but not theatres)
Interested in exhibiting?
The REP is always looking for local artists and arts organizations interested in partnering with us to exhibit visual art that encourages dialogue and engagement around the REP mission or the themes of the plays on our stages. Please read the section titled “For Artists and Arts Organizations” for more information and to fill out an online application.