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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 6 days ago

Returned once again to see the performance of The Importance of Being Earnest. We were not disappointed. A wonderful night out in a delightful location. If you are in San Diego, be sure to visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to the Old Globe Theater for 40 years. It is a beacon of culture in the city. Oftentimes I have seen the Shakespeare plays, but today I saw The Importance of Being Ernest and it was terrific. The sets and acting...More

Thank Scott H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I attended a Sunday matinee of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. We had balcony seats which had a great view of the stage. The play was fun, witty and charming. A complete package of entertainment. The performance was well...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I've had life changing moments here. Summer Shakespeare is a gift that I give myself for my birthday every single year. All of the seats are good and I have NEVER not seen something totally incredible and mind blowing here in terms of performances. Upon...More

Thank Charrie63
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

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

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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

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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
5 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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