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Old Globe Theatre

1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101 (Balboa Park)
619-234-5623
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Ranked #5 of 237 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: One of the nation's top regional theaters, the Old Globe continues to draw more than 300,000 people annually.
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Yuma, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

First time visit to the theatre and we loved it. Not a bad seat in the house and the show was very nice. Have never been to the Globe in London, but this one is great. Look forward to another opportunity to see something at The Old Globe in Balboa Park.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have been to San Diego too many times to count. We always include as many live performances as possible at the Old Globe. There are 3 theaters. One of which is an amphitheater. The performances are first class. I mean it. The last time we visited we saw Othello. Blair Underwood and Richard Thomas were performing.... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Season ticket holders for winter and summer for many years, we love going to the Old Globe. Wonderful theater with shows often going to Broadway. Especially like Shakespeare in summer - outside. Variety of productions is excellent and even if it is not a favorite, the acting and staging keep you in your seat. Very easy to deal with -... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I attended the musical "Brightstar" here this weekend. It was my first time in the theater, and I loved the show. The theater was designed with a wooden balcony that evokes the mood of the Old Globe in London. Nice touch. It is located in Balboa Park. We attended a matinee and got a bite to eat at the cafe... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to see Bright Star at the Old Globe in San Diego and it was great. Seats are a little cramped but there isn't a bad seat in the house and the show was amazing!

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We enjoyed going to the Old Globe Theater to see the very good play Bright Star. The acting and singing in the show was outstanding. The Globe itself is a historic theater and beautifully built. Having just been in Ashland, Oregon, it reminded me of that type of quality theater site. Its a place that one wants to go just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The title of my review is an homage to the Guthrie, the very birthplace of regional theater. San Diego is the proud location of the Old Globe - the best theater in a town with an embarrasing wealth of wonderful theatrical venues. If you are visiting "America's Finest City" put The Old Globe on your must-do list; If you live... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Old Globe is a wonderful theater located in the historic Balboa Park. It is host to some of the best plays and musicals in the country. I have been attending this theater for over 10 years and have rarely been disappointed with a production. Great plays and venue. Definitely a must-see!

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San Diego, California
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

From the main stage, to the White, to the Festival outdoor - you will love the productions at all three of the Globe's theatres. I love the White the best - 250 seats in the round and it's an amazing time - even the last row seems just feet from the stage. Make sure you get to the Globe and... More

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Makakilo, Hawaii
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It's a magical place that is also a historic gem of the Balboa Park. We were so fortunate to enjoy the musical 'Allegiance' in 2012 which fulfilled one of my long time goals. Timing was perfect. The history is awesome for a lover of arts.

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