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Old Globe Theatre

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Address: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-234-5623
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Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: One of the nation's top regional theaters, the Old Globe continues to draw...
One of the nation's top regional theaters, the Old Globe continues to draw more than 300,000 people annually.
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Great place to watch theatre

We saw the musical Kiss Me Kate here and it was awesome. It is smack right in Balboa Park, which is beautiful in itself. The theatre is new, bold, and gorgeous and the outside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We saw the musical Kiss Me Kate here and it was awesome. It is smack right in Balboa Park, which is beautiful in itself. The theatre is new, bold, and gorgeous and the outside of it has a cafe and store etc. It is the total package and totally worth visiting for a show!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The production was GREAT! We were seated in Row G; I loved the seats. However, there truly is not a bad seat in the outdoor theatre. I was worried about parking in Balboa Park, but that was solved by eating dinner at The Prado. Our 6 pm reservation got us there early enough to park for free. I would see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This roofless theater is such a treat to visit- especially in the summer for the Shakespeare productions. High quality acting and it is very interesting to see how the plays can be adapted to use simple sets and be preformed outdoors. This years "Twelfth Night" was an absolute pleasure, great fun!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We recently saw SHakespeare's Twelfth Night in the outdoor theater. The production and actors were excellent. Be sure to take a jacket or blanket with you. They do rent blankets. It drizzled lightly for about fifteen minutes which added to the outdoor feeling of the play. Fortunately, it then stopped and the play continued to be enjoyable. The snack bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We saw "Kiss Me Kate" and were delighted! We've been before and love the comfortable seats with excellent viewing throughout the theater.

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Saw Arms and The Man, a G B Shaw romantic comedy, which was great. Always a delight to visit this theatre any time of year, fall and spring (inside) and summer (outside theatre), including Shakespeare plays. Beautiful setting in Balboa Park near downtown San Diego, Ca.

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San Diego, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Under Barry Edelstein, who took over as Artistic Director about three years ago, there has been an exciting mix of shows at the Old Globe. I have been a season subscriber for years and have noticed the positive difference. Although I enjoyed the Old Globe before, I enjoy it even more now.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I moved to Los Angeles almost 20 years ago and it took most of that time to get to the Old Globe - too long. We saw a very good production of "Twelfth Night" there, with actors who delivered clearly and acted with all appropriate emotions in a play that is usually done as a comedy but can go either... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I have seen three shows here and all have been great fun! The whole thing is extremely entertaining and the pricing is always great! I feel like the "snack bar" is very limited compared to other venues I have seen shows at, but it has the basics... water, coffee, hot coco. Two out of the three times I have visited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The Old Globe is part of balboa park. More modern in someways, they always have a good line up of plays to see if you're into that. Local performances are always fun to catch and they have fun gift shops for keep sakes and food. Of course food. ;)

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Address: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-234-5623
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Balboa Park

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