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Old Globe Theatre

Address: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101 (Balboa Park)
Phone Number: 619-234-5623
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Ranked #19 of 499 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: One of the nation's top regional theaters, the Old Globe continues to draw more than 300,000 people...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner 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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Old Globe Theater has a wonderful reputation for new shows that capture the imagination and have the opportunity to head to Broadway. Their shows win Tonys on Broadway. The theater itself is more intimate than you might imagine and acoustics are really great The Old Globe has become an integral part of the San Diego experience and should a... More 

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Palm Springs, California, USA
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6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was a spur of the moment decision to see a play here and thanks to American Express, I got great seats at the last minute. The production was first class but this is about the Theatre itself. Wonderfully preserved as a landmark, good HVAC on a very hot and humid night, great food and beverage venues including alcohol, fantastic... More 

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Poway, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In the midst of its surrounding chaos, Balboa park always soothes and astounds. The addition of Panama 66 is a welcome one.

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Saw, Bright Star the Musical there recently. Seats were designed well for the stage. Almost impossible to get a bad seat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

When visiting Balboa Park I highly recommend checking out the Old Globe for a play. The place is one of the things that makes San Diego unique.

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A wonderful place for live plays in a beautiful setting in Balboa Park. Indoor and outdoor theaters. We have season tickets for fall/winter seasons and sometimes the Shakespeare plays outdoors in summer. Beautiful plaza, food and gift shop. Close to downtown, Old Town and ocean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The people who visit on the weekends are great fun to watch. The pre-show crowds always are salted with interesting characters.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've seen many plays at this theater and have very much enjoyed all of them. The first time I went there I was not aware that they tend to keep the theater a bit cold so they actors don't over heat up there. So, i suggest bring a jacket with you, even if it is summer. Sometimes you can find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had front row seats in the balcony - fantastic, but really there is not a bad seat in the house. Always a beautiful show, lovely location and tons of helpful volunteers. Parking is the only nuisance.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Old Globe has been around forever and offers top notch performances. Every seat has a good view of the stage and its an intimate setting where casual to business causal is acceptable. No formals or fur coats necessary. Prices are reasonable and you can find discounts.

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