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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
Phone Number:
+1 619-234-5623
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Wed 12:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Wonderful date night!

What a great venue to see a play! Walking thru Balboa Park ANY time is wonderful, but at night, it is stunning! We attended a play here in February and everything was easy... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

What a great venue to see a play! Walking thru Balboa Park ANY time is wonderful, but at night, it is stunning! We attended a play here in February and everything was easy... booking tickets, finding seats, uber-ing, etc. The theater has excellent usher help and is beautiful.

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San Antonio, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Beautiful Balboa Park is a picturesque setting for this fine professional theatre. Attended a new play with a great cast. Ticket ordering online was easy and there were so many welcoming volunteers at the site. We were in the small arena theatre and not a bad seat in the house. Tickets are a bit pricey though. But we enjoyed the... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

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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Reviewed 13 March 2017 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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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 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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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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San Diego
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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 

Thank LocalGuySDCA
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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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Lakeside, California
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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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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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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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