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About The Loft

The Loft at UC San Diego is our performance lounge and social crossroads where emerging art and pop culture collide. As a place where modern design, appetizing bites, and intriguing performances coexist, The Loft will revolutionize how you experience the arts. From GLOBAL music that rocks to independent films that inspire, every experience here is a creative one. Cross genres, push boundaries, and explore new artistic terrain with us. It's all happening at The Loft.

The Loft is located at

UC San Diego, inside the Price Center, Level 2
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 

 Parking is available in Gilman Parking Structure Pay via the parkmobile app.


The Loft features emerging rock, global pop, indie-folk, underground films, late night DJ's, comedy acts, performing arts and more. Expect to see local, national, and international artists, not to mention the talent right here at UC San Diego -- a place known for its boundary-breaking innovation.


Central to The Loft are the UCSD students who operate as the key players in its day-to-day management, programming, promotions, and happenings. Whether undergraduate, graduate, or alumni, The Loft is a focal point for all six college communities to share thoughts, ideas, and creative experiences.


Designed and furnished by San Diego's go-to designers, bells&whistles, The Loft interior is a fresh take on contemporary 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 available to rent for UC San Diego Departments and Registered Student Organizations. To request a date for your event, please complete the request form.

Request Form

Zanzibar Cafe

Zanzibar Café & Catering is located in The Loft serving breakfast, lunch and dinner They are our exclusive caterers for all private rentals and also are available for events throughout UC San Diego. Contact or call (858) 678-0922 for more information. Zanzibar Café Hours // Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm Located on Level 2, Price Center, East.

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