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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696
Balboa Park
+1 619-234-5623
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Globe theatre reaches beyond Balboa Park where it has both an indoor and outdoor venue. Globe for ALL is a program that take a Globe performances, such as Twelfth Night, to various community centers, such as the downtown library, for a free show;' no...More

1  Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

There's something magical about visiting the Old Globe at night, especially around the Christmas season. What a delight to see one of my favorite holiday classics, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas'' performed on stage by a very talented cast that included an ensemble of delightful,...More

1  Thank jaxjohnson
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great venue,bar right there. Friendly crowd. Gourmet parking available with reservation in advance.shuttle service from valet parking or just a short uphill walk. Well lit at night.

2  Thank MLD1
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I recently saw Hamlet at the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park. The Old Globe actually has two theaters - an indoor theater and an outdoor theater. I've now been to both after watching Hamlet in the outdoor theater. I saw Into the Woods in...More

Thank travelingjamie
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

My best friend and I used to go see productions at our local outdoor theater back home. After moving to San Diego we finally saw a play at the Old Globe Theater. At our theater back home you could bring both food and beverage back...More

Thank Sharkgrl86
Reviewed 7 September 2017

All 3 theaters had shows playing last night, so there was a good crowd in the courtyard before my show started. The doors opened in the Sheryl and Harvey White theater 30 minutes before Robin Hood started, basically a 250 seat "theater in the round"....More

Thank thomasbones52
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent show, superb performance. Only wished it could have started earlier because 8-11:15 was a bit long but Highly Recommend! Acting, costumes very strange music but it worked really well and would go again in a heartbeat. For Shakespeare lovers, you won't be disappointed. The...More

Thank eclecticview
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Today we attended a musical show in this theatre. It is beautifully appointed, seating is comfortable with good legroom. The rows of seats are set well so you can easily see over the person in front of you. On the outside in sits among other...More

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Top notch talent and great props. It is a smaller venue so most seats are decent. Avoid first two rows (orchestra pit distractions). There is a quick food option with about six items and beer/wine. Two soups, turkey sandwich and so forth. Average at best...More

Thank digitalcarol
Reviewed 6 August 2017

what awesome theater! in the summer there is outdoor theater along with the 2 indoor stages outstanding productions, actors, sets, etc etc

Thank Pio P
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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.
5 June 2017|
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.