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“Beautiful space and grounds, great productions” 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 231 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.
Milwaukee, WI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Beautiful space and grounds, great productions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I've seen two shows at the Old Globe and had a great time during each visit. Both shows have been in the enclosed theatre, which has a distinct 60s/70s vibe on the interior, but it doesn't take away from the productions. Seats are comfortable and the house is set up so that there really aren't any bad seats (and their online ticketing process is great-- you can actually choose to see what the stage will look like from the seat you pick). The theatre grounds are beautiful and the buildings evoke the British theatre from which it takes its name.

Their productions are top-notch and if you get to the theatre early, you can take in some of Balboa Park first, making for a perfect outing.

Visited October 2012
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
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“Located in Balboa Park where excellent plays are given.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The location is prefect and it is a replica of the Old Globe Theatre in England. They have both old and new plays there.

Visited April 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
“Love the Old Globe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I have seen many plays over the years. The outdoor theater is my favorite. Go, you will love it! The location in balboa park is a must visit. We go to San Diego several times a year, usually for a month at a time, and never miss a visit to the Old Globe complex.

Visited September 2012
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Alpine, California, United States
1 review
“Family Yelling Plays”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Almost every play seem to be about family members yelling at each other. Why the Globe keeps putting these on, is beyond me. If it wasn't for my wife, I'd leave the theater within minutes for a least half the plays they put on. Yelling in not "ENTERTAINING"!!!!

Visited May 2013
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San Diego, California
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16 attraction reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Not a bad seat in the place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I was fortunate enough to be around when the new musical "Allegiance" premiered in San Diego with cast members George Takai and Lea Salonga at the forefront. I had bought tickets on the cheap for myself and my son who was visiting. Not only was the show terrific, but every seat in the house looked like it was a really good one. And during intermission you are not stuck indoors, but can go outside and get your drinks and food. A lovely experience in the middle of a lovely museum park. Try it out if you haven't already.

Visited September 2012
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