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“Go see a show!” 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 #5 of 192 Attractions in San Diego
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, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Go see a show!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great location in the heart of Balboa Park. We saw the Grinch. It was awesome! I would recommend going and seeing a show while checking out Balboa Park!

Visited December 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Inconsistant Performances”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

After years of hearing how great this theater is, we attended several performances over a six-month period at the Globe's three theaters and come away with a reaction of "meh". We saw a musical in the main theater which was delightful. Then we purchased season tickets to the summer theater - big mistake! While costumes were good, the acting was inconsistent, sets bare, and planes came in for a landing overhead drowning out the dialogue, yikes! We also attended two performance in the smaller indoor theater. While the sets were imaginative and costumes good, the acting was a let down. If you have attended theater in LA and Orange County be prepared to be able to say you've been to the Globe, but sadly it's nothing to rave about.

Visited February 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful play”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We saw A Winter's Tale at the theater and it was fantastic. The acting was top notch, costumes great and even a few special effects. Highly recommend

Visited March 2014
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Edison, New Jersey
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“Brilliant Theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

First, the theater itself is a beautiful representation of the "Globe-esque" mood one wants, and the house is beautiful, with all seat having an unobstructed view. The production values are as good as any Broadway stage. I saw "Winters Tale" there in a brilliantly conceived interpolation and interpretation. An incredible evening of outstanding theatre!

Visited February 2014
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San Diego, California
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“A treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Classic theater with excellent acoustics. Intimate but big enough for a crowd. Very comfortable and great with kids

Visited June 2013
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