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“Going round and round” 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 220 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.
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Going round and round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

A kind of recreation of England's of Shakespeare theater which houses performances of things other than plays by the old bard.
Some productions are done in an outdoor theater next door which has stage elevators and lots of mechanical stage systems.
Take a sweater or wear a long sleeve shirt for outside performances. Evenings can be cool

Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Go Back in Time Under The Moonlight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Simply enjoyed the classic plays with the sky overhead. You will lose yourself in this venue. This is not for those needing instant thrills every second, but it is for those that appreciate the real and true classics and arts. I like to dress up for this venue, and sometimes even wear period costume on occasion, with friends. Please bring a sweater or jacket, as the night air can cool down quite a bit.

Visited October 2012
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“Shakespears best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This was a wonderful performance of The Merchat Of Venice. The outdoor theater was perfect for a very warm September night.

Visited September 2013
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Tempe, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Shakespeare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Outstanding setting for Shakespeare, and outstanding production. The actors make the language very accessible.

Visited August 2013
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“Summer Shakespeare a must.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We always purchase the summer Shakespeare series here. The productions are magical including an open stage that utilizes the natural trees behind it among other fantastic visuals. The plaza in front of the Old Globe enclave is a great meeting place, in a great Park (even if you only people watch and dont have tickets) and Molly's Pub serves light but filling fare and beverages. Recently we treated ourselves to one of the best lemon bars we have ever had. A peaceful and lovely evening is guaranteed at the Globe's Summer Shakespeare productions. Blankets and hearing devices are available for a nominal sum. Helps on those hard seats.

Visited August 2013
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