La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls Festival (WoW), a biennial adventure that has been bringing theater out of buildings and into the wider world since 2013, made a giant leap this year, moving almost all performances to downtown San Diego and beyond.
As before, the four-day event will feature immersive, innovative, site-specific pieces by local and international artists. This year's venues are as varied as the performers, including San Diego Central Library, The New Children's Museum, Horton Plaza Park, and Bread & Salt Art Gallery in Barrio Logan.
Here are five WoW Fest highlights, some of them family-friendly. For the complete schedule and tickets, visit