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Old Globe Theatre

1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696
+1 619-234-5623
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The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.
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1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lorax (playing through Aug 12 2018) is an amazing musical that you should not miss! We were visiting from SC and stumbled across the listing for the show and bought tickets. It was wonderful! Of course just getting to see the theater and spend...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lorax matinee today was filled with kids and families.... learning (through the rhyme of Dr Seuss) to take care of trees and our environment! It was an energetic show with incredibly creative use of puppetry.... it’s worth it to see, even if to experience...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The outdoor theater was very comfortable and beautiful. We sat in row F and had an excellent view. We arrived about 45 minutes before the show and picked up our tickets at the box office with no wait or trouble, and then we had a...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Shakespear's The Tempest has been excellently brought to stage in the Old Globe Theater. I had a very nice evening in the open air theaer. Energetic actinc, very goood musical performance and impressive stage design made this an absolutely recommendable place to go.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Been going for years, but no longer buy the subscription as sometimes the plays are not to my taste. But absolutely love going to see Shakespeare in the open theater. What a great venue and set up !! Be sure to dress extra warms (...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I booked an Old Globe morning tour followed by a matinee showing of Native Gardens. Our tour was led by two docents and included all three theaters. Both docents were very knowledgeable about behind the scenes work that goes into the magic...More

Thank Diane B M
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Cannot imagine visiting San Diego without taking in a show at The Old Globe. We have never been disappointed. The quality is consistently good and several shows then travel to Broadway.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

I have had season tickets to the Globe for over 30 years. Many productions have debuted here before heading to Broadway and even Tony Awards. As well, the summers bring the Shakespeare Festival. This is one of the nation's top regional theaters. The complex of...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Saw A Thousand Splendid Suns which was an amazing and heart wrenching story. The acting was fantastic! The venue is super cool - very comfortable seats and excellent acoustics. Arrive early before the doors open and you can order a drink and there's a nice...More

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

After many years of visiting Balboa Park, we finally got tickets to see a play at The Ole Globe Theatre. We saw "A Thousand Splendid Suns", which was terrific. A full-blown standing ovation. Just the right sized venue - nearly every seat is good. The...More

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bigbaldhead01
31 August 2017|
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Response from Alan K | Reviewed this property |
Business casual should be worn. This is a really nice venue.
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betterontheroad
4 June 2017|
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Response from db7477 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest business casual. Some men wear sport coats but without ties. It's really personal preference. Wouldn't recommend shorts for either men or women.
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