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Old Globe Theatre

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Address: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696
Phone Number: 619-234-5623

One of the nation's top regional theaters, the Old Globe continues to draw...

One of the nation's top regional theaters, the Old Globe continues to draw more than 300,000 people annually.

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Wonderful show

We attended the performance of October Sky and were very impressed. The cast were excellent and the scenery and props outstanding. The view of the stage from all the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Pat W
Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We attended the performance of October Sky and were very impressed. The cast were excellent and the scenery and props outstanding. The view of the stage from all the seats was very good. Before the performance and during the interval you can stroll around outside and enjoy a drink. The location of the eater in the centre of the park... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a Sunday Matinee to see October Sky. My first visit to the Old Globe Theater. Very impressive. Not a bad seat in the house. The musical was great. Excellent cast, story line and arrangements. Very enjoyable and will attend again.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to the old Globe can rarely miss. The sight lines are terrific. If you are "big boned" you might prefer and aisle seat. Prices are reasonable with discounts for seniors etc. note that the ticket stub gives you a discount at the Prado restaurant, but no one mentions it before hand. Therefore if you are eating at the... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Globe is a highly regarded local theatre. It attracts very talented local talent and, when needed, supplements the cast with professional actors. Direction and production of its plays are very professional and a large number of its offerings make it to Broadway. Well worth a visit!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Besides Balboa Park being a BEAUTIFUL place to visit, the Old Globe Theatre is wonderful. We saw October Sky. EXCELLENT. I don't think I have ever been as emotional as I was watching this play/musical. It was fantastic. Looked to me that every seat in the theatre was a great seat.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

These tickets were very expensive and we had a promo code but the website had issues when we bought the tickets. We tried to reach out to them the next day but they would not honor the code anymore. When the website was back up I could see that the promo code would then work but they would not help... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I have seen Billy Elliott, and October Sky, you are no Billy Elliott, no matter how hard you try. No chance this production succeeds on Broadway, but semi-watchable if you live in San Diego.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Excellent Production. A MUST SEE! Great Set, Huge talented cast, GREAT Costumes, Huge and very talented Orchestra. Don't Miss this One.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Meteor Showers by Steve Martin was hilarious and provocative live performance in an intimate theatre. Incredible cast and tech. Play was like Martin, crazy good.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I was able to secure a discount ticket online. I was thoroughly pleased with my view. Remember to bring a jacket or blanket because it will definitely get chilly. I was also fortunate to attend a discussion with the cast afterwards. Parking nearby is challenging so arrive early. Restrooms are outside of the theaters.

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