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“Special Evening in San Diego” 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.
Delta, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Special Evening in San Diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Travelled to San Diego in May. Took in a play at the Old Globe theatre in Balboa Park. What a good decision. The theatre is oustanding from a viewing and acoustic perspective, the players were top class and the setting in Balboa park was incredible. Online odering process is really simple and you simply pick up your tickets at the door just before show time. Sorry that we didn't arrive a few hours before the show to give us more time to wander through Balboa Park - it is simply gorgeous. If you are looking to add a special event to your San Diego experience this is a perfect choice.

Visited May 2013
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Glendale, Arizona
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“Fantastic time no matter which theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We have been fortunate to see Shakespeare in the outdoor theater and another excellent show in the small theater in the round. I would say there is not a bad seat in either and the entertainment value is a 10.

Visited August 2012
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Milwaukee, WI
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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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“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
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“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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