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“A San Diego Gem” 4 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 #6 of 235 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, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“A San Diego Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

The play offerings are varied and rarely disappoint. There are 3 theaters at this location. If you love Shakespeare, you won't be disappointed in anything you see during the summer at the outdoor theater. This is theater going at its best. Grab a bite to eat before the theater at the Prado in Balboa Park. It would rate 5 stars except for the parking. Arrive early and be prepared for a walk to the theater. If you have elderly people in your group, you can drop them off before heading off to find a parking spot.

Visited June 2012
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Charleston, Illinois
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“Excellent theatre experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We visited during the summer Shakespeare festival (do get your tickets early, as the most popular plays will sell out first)...these plays are presented on the outdoor stage...freezing cold, but blankets are allowed! Excellent cast--very well done. Maybe around 400 seats--great sight lines from almost everywhere. Intimate stage experience.

Visited June 2012
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Sisters, Oregon, United States
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“Intimate setting, excellent talent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

The Old Globe Theatre was built in 1935 for the presentation of Shakespeare's plays as part of the California Pacific International Exposition. Today they continue the Shakespearean tradition but have added current plays of all types.

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San Diego
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“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

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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

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