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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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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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the show is superb

Watched "Double Indemnity" there and was amazed by the wonderful performance, stage arts and atmosphere. Definitely recommended. The staffs are very nice too, thumb up!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2013
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Watched "Double Indemnity" there and was amazed by the wonderful performance, stage arts and atmosphere. Definitely recommended. The staffs are very nice too, thumb up!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Dont spend your evening sitting in the hotel watching TV. Go see a performance in an out door venue where you can get a cider. But it is outdoors, even in August you need a jacket for the cool evenings. Locals know the deal and take blanket. Only problem is the nearby eatery is just a snack/sandwich place. Go eat... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Midsummer Night's Dream at the Old Globe Theatre was fabulous! Every minute was VERY engaging. The cast members were multi-talented both acting and tech. The stadium seating was fine. We were glad we brought coats and blankets since the evenings are chilly, even in the summer. Hope to attend again.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Anytime is a good time to visit The Old Globe Theatre. During the summer, three theatres are in operation: a large main stage, a small arena stage, and the outdoor Festival Stage where three plays are done in repertory. The repertory typically includes to Shakespeare plays and a third, more contemporary piece. Staging on all stages ranges from brilliantly creative... More 

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Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

There are three separate theatres in Balboa Park and we only managed to attend one performance. It was an excellent performance of Double Indemnity. I imagine the other plays are of the same caliber. The location is easy to get to by bus and the park itself is interesting and free.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I'll be honest. I'm not overly in love with the Globe. I have other favorite theaters. Nevertheless, although I didn't renew my annual subscription this year, I'd did buy one for the Summer. I have no fault with the choice of plays, the actors or the theaters. However, it is very difficult to get a good to great seat in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

If you love theatre then you will love the Old Globe. The actors are world renowned and the plays are always great. All three theatres are wonderful and there are no bad seats. I have not been to Broadway yet, but I think it and outstanding group of extremely talented people here in San Diego. A lovely café for you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The theater is excellent, puts on world class plays. The cast are amazing and they have a celebrity cast draw. You can often see major stars performing in the plays here. The physical plant is excellent as well. The only issue is that the ticket prices are high. I guess you get what you pay for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This was a wonderful production on the amazing outdoor theatre!We hooted with laughter and were charmed by the sounds of the animals in the nearby zoo! Magic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We saw an excellent production of "Rosencrantz and Guidenstern are Dead" at the Summer Shakespeare Festival's outdoor theater. The seats were comfortable. Come prepared for a cool evening; the theater rents blankets if you need them.

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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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