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Old Globe Theatre

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Neighbourhood: Balboa Park
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Address: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696
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+1 619-234-5623
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12:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Wed 12:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading...

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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First visit back in many years

Watched the Steve Martin play Picasso at the Lapin Agile recently. The acting was excellent, and the theater comfortable. The only (slightly) negative was that the bathrooms for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Watched the Steve Martin play Picasso at the Lapin Agile recently. The acting was excellent, and the theater comfortable. The only (slightly) negative was that the bathrooms for the main gallery seats were downstairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got last minute tickets for Picasso at the Lapin Agile when we're in Dan Diego recently. It was a delightful and funny performance from the creative mind of Steve Martin. The cast, including Justin Long and a Hal linden were excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed a magical evening with another couple from Orange County. We had a wonderful dinner at the Prado and then watched the play at the Old Globe Theatre. The venue, actors, staging were all first rate! Can't wait for the next opportunity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The Grinch musical is wonderfully entertaining for the whole family! It gives a message that the spirit of Christmas exists without the gifts & commercialism . Although the gifts are returned by the new big -hearted Grinch at the end. Costumes, set design, acting, songs & singing are all fantastic. I Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Always wanted to see a production inside the Old Globe Theater. Decided to see How The Grinch Stole Christmas, a San Diego tradition for so many. Doors opened around a half hour before the presentation starts. Had balcony seats for special aviance they provide in this classic theater. Seats were very comfortable. Liked the interior architecture. Presentation started on time.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This theatre is very beautiful, same design as shakespere globe in London. The theatre show at my visit is " How Grinch stole Christmas ". The costume , the music, screenplay are so splendid. It's very valued money. Try the other performance in year round.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Grinch was AMAZING. The actors are so talented and I was really swept up in the play. Dont forget to go early and try the lobster bisque from the stand, there is an area with tables, chairs and much appreciated heaters. it was the best that I have ever had, I only got a cup but really wish that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We attended the performance of October Sky and were very impressed. The cast were excellent and the scenery and props outstanding. The view of the stage from all the seats was very good. Before the performance and during the interval you can stroll around outside and enjoy a drink. The location of the eater in the centre of the park... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We attended a Sunday Matinee to see October Sky. My first visit to the Old Globe Theater. Very impressive. Not a bad seat in the house. The musical was great. Excellent cast, story line and arrangements. Very enjoyable and will attend again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A visit to the old Globe can rarely miss. The sight lines are terrific. If you are "big boned" you might prefer and aisle seat. Prices are reasonable with discounts for seniors etc. note that the ticket stub gives you a discount at the Prado restaurant, but no one mentions it before hand. Therefore if you are eating at the... More 

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