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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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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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Every seat has a good view of stage.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Old Globe puts on wonderful shows, all seats have great views and the theatre is comfortable, there is plenty of parking in the park may have to walk a little but the setting of Balboa Park is exceptional

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Rockville, md
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Saw a world premiere of a musical. Theater fun, production great. Play just OK. Worth a visit on every trip to San Diego. And also in the middle of all the Balboa Park cultural venues.

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Where else can you get a choice of 3 theaters (in the summer and 2 in the winter)? Original productions which often continue to broadway and win Tony awards. Great theater. Great acting. Great direction. Great productions.

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San Diego, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Old Globe Theatre is really beautiful & just so Unique. I wasn't sure what to expect when I went to my first show. You have a good seat no matter where you sit. It is in the round. If you get a chance to go do it...you won't be disappointed. If you enjoy going to the theatre.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our tour guides gave us an enjoyable behind the scenes look at what goes into putting on a production. Very interesting. The play was a delight and just being in the Old Globe Theatre was a nice experience.

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great plays, wonderful ambience, excellent troupe. The minute you walk into the theater you feel as if you've been transported to Stratford on Avon. Can't wait for the new season !

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Yuma, AZ
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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