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“Wonderful Shakespeare in the open air” 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 #22 of 372 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Wonderful Shakespeare in the open air”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We went to an evening performance of Midsummer Night's Dream in their outdoor theater and it was lovely. (They had blankets for rent for a buck or so, which was good as the air was brisk.) Excellent performance by a talented cast in a lovely environment in Balboa Park.

Visited June 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Can't go wrong with the Old Globe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We have seen several Musicals at this beautiful place! I love how it is not that big so no matter where you are sitting you can have a pretty good view of the stage. If you plan on going, make sure you get there early enough to eat and walk around the area. Beautiful area with wonderful restaurants!

Visited December 2012
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La Jolla, California
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“San Diego's Old Globe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The plays offered are professionally performed and the snack bar located within the theatre complex offers a nice variety of sandwiches, soups and coffee drinks,

Visited May 2013
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

May be I am biased but the plays here are just outstanding. Take a chance and get a ticket to one of the theaters you wont be disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Excellent theater in Balboa Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

There are three theaters in the complex and during the summer, there is something playing nearly every night. The Shakespeare Festival's shows in the summer are outdoors and consistently good. The smallish theater in the round facility produces some of the most engaging productions, because of the intimacy. There are no bad seats in any of the venues.

Plan for a pre- or post- show snack or meal at the nearby Prado Restaurant. It's only steps away in the park and is a terrific place for a meal in the restaurant proper or something simpler in the bar.

Visited May 2013
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