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“GREAT place to see a play!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Globe Theatre

Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101 (Balboa Park)
619-234-5623
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Ranked #5 of 221 attractions in San Diego
Type: Theaters
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Owner description: One of the nation's top regional theaters, the Old Globe continues to draw more than 300,000 people annually.
San Diego
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“GREAT place to see a play!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We have been to several plays here-mostly Shakespeare. Always enjoyed ourselves. Great venue

Visited June 2012
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Huntington Beach
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“Great way to spend an evening in San Diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Always a great performance - wonderful cast and production of Richard III this year

Visited June 2012
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Ramona, California
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“Shakespeare Festival”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Summer isn't summer without going to the outdoor Shakespeare festival at the Lowell Davies Theater at the Old Globe. Wonderful adaptations of the Bard's greatest hits. I remember my first time and seeing Henry II with John Goodman. Always fabulous sets and costuming. It is outside so bring layers-they will rent blankets-but I always bring my own- and there is a little cafe for dinner before the show and it is reasonable and pretty good but a better bet is the sculpture garden down the street (check if it is open for dinner). Come early and walk around the historical park a bit (built for the World's Fair in the 30's) and find it easier to park. For 10.00 you can get Valet parking in front of the Fine Art Museum-well worth it! Come even earlier and take in the Fine Art Gallery, Timken Gallery, and the Mingei Gallery-all in the same area and wonderful eye candy for art lovers. Look on-line for coupons or days they are less expensive.

Visited June 2012
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San Diego, California
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Top notch productions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Professional productions, nice theaters (there are three of them in all), good sets, a mixure of types and styles of plays, and pretty reasonable prices. Recommended. We often have season tickets.

Visited June 2012
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Vancouver Island
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“Like going back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

It's outside theatre be sure to wear something warm it does cool down at night. They do provide blankets for you. The bar is ok Would be nice if they allowed you take a drink with you. After all some of the more prestigious theatres in London allow a cocktail during the show. We really enjoyed the show and will go back next summer.

Visited August 2011
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