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“Love coming to the "Old" Theatre” 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 215 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
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“Love coming to the "Old" Theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We've been here with our family on a couple of occasions, mostly to see The Grinch at Christmastime each year. We love coming here! The grounds around the theater are incredibly beautiful -- we always get there early just to walk around and enjoy the scenery. There is a great little coffee bistro just outside the theater where we can enjoy a coffee/hot cocoa before the show. (They offer food items, too, but as we are gluten free, we really don't have any options here.) Then the theater itself is just beautiful -- just what you would expect with its namesake. Treat yourself before/after a show to a meal at adjacent Prado restaurant. Makes for a wonderful family day out!

Visited December 2012
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Great venue for plays located in the heart of one of the best parks in the world.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Set in the wonderful Balboa Park, the Globe Theatre makes it home in a very romantic setting a 10 minute walk across a beautiful bridge from some very nice restaurants.
The view of the city lights and the museums at night are not to be missed.
The globe theatre actually has three stages - two inside and one outside.
So there can be more than one activity going on on any given date.
It supported by a very active theatre community which has renovated the theatre complex into one of the nicest.
We have seen a number of plays and performances here and it is worth the trip from out of town to attend.

Visited October 2013
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Southern California
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“One of the Best Theaters in the Country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Old Globe always has an exceptional stage production, offering a wonderful experience. The summer Shakespeare Festival is superb. The holiday shows (Dr. Seuss) a must for families of all ages.

Visited September 2013
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Casa Grande, Arizona
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“Intimate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is an intimate theatre just like the one in Stratford that Shakespear put on his plays. It is closed in on the sides but there is no roof, so it is an outdoor theatre. The lighting and sound were both good. The only warning, if you sit in the front row, you may get spit on by the actors.

Visited October 2012
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Ventura, California
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“Great Shakespeare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We traveled to San Diego to attend the summer Shakespeare festival. We saw 2 Shakespeare plays and 1 by Tom Stoppard. As always in our experience, the acting and staging were very good. We will return.

Visited September 2013
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