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Old Globe Theatre

1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696
+1 619-234-5623
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The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.
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1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cannot imagine visiting San Diego without taking in a show at The Old Globe. We have never been disappointed. The quality is consistently good and several shows then travel to Broadway.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have had season tickets to the Globe for over 30 years. Many productions have debuted here before heading to Broadway and even Tony Awards. As well, the summers bring the Shakespeare Festival. This is one of the nation's top regional theaters. The complex of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Saw A Thousand Splendid Suns which was an amazing and heart wrenching story. The acting was fantastic! The venue is super cool - very comfortable seats and excellent acoustics. Arrive early before the doors open and you can order a drink and there's a nice...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After many years of visiting Balboa Park, we finally got tickets to see a play at The Ole Globe Theatre. We saw "A Thousand Splendid Suns", which was terrific. A full-blown standing ovation. Just the right sized venue - nearly every seat is good. The...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Over the years I’ve been wanting to visit The Old Globe, I’ve been to the outside area where they sometimes have free performances on weekends, but this was the first time I’d been inside to see a play. It was wonderful!! I don’t think there...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Took the evening off from meeting parties and went to Balboa Park for dinner at the outdoor cafe and The Importance of Being Earnest at the Globe Theater. Although only a small partial facsimile of the rebuilt Globe via Sam Wanamaker in London, the theater...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Received tickets to see The Importance of Being Earnest at The Old Globe as a Christmas gift from my son. We could not have afforded these tickets on our own. My beloved husband and I were extremely excited to see the show because we have...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Returned once again to see the performance of The Importance of Being Earnest. We were not disappointed. A wonderful night out in a delightful location. If you are in San Diego, be sure to visit.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

I have been going to the Old Globe Theater for 40 years. It is a beacon of culture in the city. Oftentimes I have seen the Shakespeare plays, but today I saw The Importance of Being Ernest and it was terrific. The sets and acting...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

My husband and I attended a Sunday matinee of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. We had balcony seats which had a great view of the stage. The play was fun, witty and charming. A complete package of entertainment. The performance was well...More

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bigbaldhead01
August 30, 2017|
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Response from Alan K | Reviewed this property |
Business casual should be worn. This is a really nice venue.
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betterontheroad
June 4, 2017|
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Response from db7477 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest business casual. Some men wear sport coats but without ties. It's really personal preference. Wouldn't recommend shorts for either men or women.
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