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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 #6 of 235 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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Seaford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Small, intimate, not a bad seat in the house. We saw Othello and it was a very good production. Richard Thomas was on top of his game in this performance. Snacks and drinks are available just outside the theatre. Be sure to bring a sweater or sweatshirt

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You can enjoy an evening of Broadway quality plays at the Old Globe and its sister theaters located in Beautiful Balboa Park. Genres to satisfy the tastes of any play goer are on offer throughout the year - including The Grinch at Christmas for families to enjoy. Get tickets early as many dates sell out. Free parking is available but... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Excellent plays, first rate actors, wonderful setting in Balboa Park. Launches many plays to Broadway.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Three small theaters, one outdoor,one in the round and another standard. Nice acoustics,nice variety of productions, some better than others. Parking can be problematic.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

No matter which theater you choose, there isn't a bad seat in the house. The productions are top notch and on their way to Broadway or part of a touring group. San Diego is fortunate to have this venue available.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Old Globe provides top-notch plays in an intimate theatre setting (not a bad seat in the house). On this visit, my wife and I saw an excellent production of "Into the Woods." Some plays initially presented here have found their way to the New York stages. Prices are reasonable and setting is picturesque and easily accessible in Balboa Park.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Outstanding theater and performances, none better, even in New York, Gotta see the summer programs outside.

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bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great to go and see a show whilst in the States. Really impressed with the theatre, nicely done and comfortable seats. Really enjoyed the show, top class acting!

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Well, I have been to the original Old Globe Theatre as well as the second generation in London that was modeled after it. This theater does it justice. It is an intimate venue - sitting on the lawn, enjoying refreshments and great great entertainment. Very friendly. Lovely cultural crowd.

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is the worst play I have ever seen, high schools have done better. It was annoying from the start, a lot of screaming disjointed timelines and poor staging. We left at halftime! Balboa Park is fabulous do stay to experience what it has to offer.

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