about the loft
The Loft at UC San Diego is our new performance lounge and social crossroads where emerging art and pop culture collide. Our performance venue is for anyone hungry for artistic connections. A place where modern design, appetizing bites, and intriguing performance commingle–The Loft will revolutionize how you experience the arts. From chamber music that rocks, to film and food feasts, to iTunes jukebox music-sharing, every experience here is a creative one. So cross genres, push boundaries, and explore new artistic terrain with us. It’s all happening at The Loft.
Designed and furnished by San Diego’s go-to designers, bells&whistles, The Loft interior is a fresh take on mid-century hip. Modern bench seating, sculptural lighting fixtures, plush ottomans, and understated architecture provide the feel of an intimate urban hangout and the perfect setting to absorb artistic experiences.
The Loft is about exploring new artistic terrain with your friends. So share your music on our iPod jukebox, write in one of The Loft journals, upload your picture to be included in our visual art display. Send us your artwork, a demo, or an idea and build your very own Loft experience. This is your place for creative connections.
The Loft Video Gallery
The Loft Video Gallery is a dynamic viewing space located just outside the venue where both casual passer-by and purposeful viewers can immerse themselves in captivating film and video. Curated on a monthly basis in partnership with campus and community guests, The Loft Video Gallery is a fresh take on how we engage with film in public spaces.
The Loft will feature rock n’ roll, underground comedy acts, interactive film events, global pop, late night DJ’s, and a lot more. Expect to see local, national, and international artists, not to mention the talent right here at UCSD—a place that will become known as a hotbed of boundary-breaking innovation.
Central to The Loft are the UCSD students who will be key players in its day-to-day management, programming, promotions, and happenings. Whether undergraduate, graduate, or alumni, The Loft will become the focal point for all six college communities to share thoughts, ideas, and creative experiences.