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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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One of the Best Theaters in the Country

Old Globe always has an exceptional stage production, offering a wonderful experience. The summer Shakespeare Festival is superb. The holiday shows (Dr. Seuss) a must for families... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2013
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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Old Globe always has an exceptional stage production, offering a wonderful experience. The summer Shakespeare Festival is superb. The holiday shows (Dr. Seuss) a must for families of all ages.

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is an intimate theatre just like the one in Stratford that Shakespear put on his plays. It is closed in on the sides but there is no roof, so it is an outdoor theatre. The lighting and sound were both good. The only warning, if you sit in the front row, you may get spit on by the actors.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We traveled to San Diego to attend the summer Shakespeare festival. We saw 2 Shakespeare plays and 1 by Tom Stoppard. As always in our experience, the acting and staging were very good. We will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

A kind of recreation of England's of Shakespeare theater which houses performances of things other than plays by the old bard. Some productions are done in an outdoor theater next door which has stage elevators and lots of mechanical stage systems. Take a sweater or wear a long sleeve shirt for outside performances. Evenings can be cool

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Simply enjoyed the classic plays with the sky overhead. You will lose yourself in this venue. This is not for those needing instant thrills every second, but it is for those that appreciate the real and true classics and arts. I like to dress up for this venue, and sometimes even wear period costume on occasion, with friends. Please bring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This was a wonderful performance of The Merchat Of Venice. The outdoor theater was perfect for a very warm September night.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Outstanding setting for Shakespeare, and outstanding production. The actors make the language very accessible.

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san diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We always purchase the summer Shakespeare series here. The productions are magical including an open stage that utilizes the natural trees behind it among other fantastic visuals. The plaza in front of the Old Globe enclave is a great meeting place, in a great Park (even if you only people watch and dont have tickets) and Molly's Pub serves light... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Excellent intimate venue - we sat at the back center of the orchestra and no trouble seeing and hearing the performance. It did get a bit chilly (this was in August) so bring a blanket. The play was outstanding - beautifully acted performance lead by Miles Anderson as Shylock.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Double Indemnity was great. Theater in the round is fabulous BUT do not let them sell you a seat at the end of the row that's next to the rail as the rail comes at an angle and you cananot sit comfortably. Otherwise, a fabulous theater and this performance was well staged and well played. We had an early dinner... More 

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