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Old Globe Theatre

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Neighborhood: Balboa Park
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Address: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-234-5623
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One of the nation's top regional theaters, the Old Globe continues to...

One of the nation's top regional theaters, the Old Globe continues to draw more than 300,000 people annually.

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Went to see the "Grinch" and not only is the place very special but the stage craft is phenomenal and a world class performance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to see the "Grinch" and not only is the place very special but the stage craft is phenomenal and a world class performance.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting San Diego on business I just happened to look online to see if there were any plays, and found not one but two plays being performed at the Old Globe and a smaller theater next door. After a fantastic dinner at The Prado, walked over to the theater and saw a graduate student performance of a Shakespeare play....... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we saw Last Gallop. Went with the seat recommendation of the ticketing office attendant. Easy access, great seating in the round so there are no bad seats. Would certainly go to another production in this venue.

Thank RGTravelIng
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably one of the most unusual play presentations I have ever seen...not a word was spoken during the entire production, and the concept of love and its many possibilities was quite clear from the dancing, singing and acting...

Thank Marlene Z
Spring Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've seen a couple events here and it has always been enjoyable. What makes this place a gem is its placement within Balboa Park. While it requires a little walking from the parking area, the views and the architectural details on the buildings make it an overall pleasure.

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There's still time if you hurry to see the extraordinary production of "Full Gallop" at the Old Globe Theater complex in Balboa Park. How often does one get to see a multi- award winning actress (Mercedes Ruehl) in an intimate setting at a reasonable price? She plays the great Vogue editor Diana Vreeland in a very well written one-woman show.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We try and take in something at the Old Globe whenever we come to San Diego and they never disappoint.

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La Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I saw "In Your Arms" at the Old Globe on 9/26/15. It tells several love stories almost entirely with dance. All different styles: ballet, ballroom, African, 50's jive, flamenco, etc. Really a great show!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We attended a premier of a new play while visiting San Diego for a Conference. This is a lovely setting. There are several theaters here. The one we attended was fairly small. The seating was quite comfortable with plenty of legroom. This was a very enjoyable evening!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

When viewing the Old Globe online prior to arriving in San Diego it did look similar to the Old Globe in London. However, upon arrival, it is slightly different. The Old Globe replica, which from the exterior, does look remarkably similar to the London version, is actually closed in and there was not a play showing there when we attended,... More 

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