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Old Globe Theatre

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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...more
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1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696
Balboa Park
+1 619-234-5623
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our recent visit to San Diego coincided with a run of Familiar, a play written by actor and playwright Danai Gurira. You might know her as the sword-weilding Michonne on The Walking Dead. A wonderful play about the clash and melding of two cultures as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

The Old Globe Theatre, an internationally known theatre company, in San Diego's Balboa Park continues to inspire, mesmerize, educate, and delight all who pass through its doors. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is a truly magical, heartwarming experience. November 3 - December 29, 2018

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

The Old Globe never disappoints, even when they let you down just a little. How so? Well, we have seen a lot of their productions. Sometimes, the direction is a bit odd. Sometimes, the script is a bit blah. Sometimes, an actor or two have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Was just at the production of the Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll at the Old Globe Theatre. Was clueless about it, and was extremely impressed with a REALLY great play. Enormous amount talent, great stage set, funny & thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. Such...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Over the years, I had heard the name Huey Lewis and The News but didn't pay much attention. I am not one to follow music groups. When the Old Globe advertised the musical The Heart of Rock & Roll I bought tickets for my family...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary recently, and part of the evening included Barefoot in the Park at the Old Globe. As usual it was an excellent production, with great acting and set design.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Great compact theater in Balboa Park. Managed to get tickets on the day for The Heart of Rock & Roll, featuring music inspired by Huey Lewis & the News, which was excellent. There are food and drinks on sale at the patio outside the theater...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Saw the debut of an original musical comedy featuring the music of Huey Lewis. Acting, singing, and choreography were amazing. Old Globe Theatre was cozy and charming.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank travelerF8022HU
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We went to see Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing at the Old Globe which was actually at the Lowell Davies Theater (part of the same complex). While the Old Globe is indoors, the Lowell Davies is outdoors. The seat aren't as comfortable as the Old...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I was in town for business and thought I would treat myself to a night of Shakespeare. The venue was really fun. It's outdoors in the park and they even offered blankets for rental to keep you warm. The uber driver seemed to know what...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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September 29, 2018|
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Response from travelerF8022HU | Reviewed this property |
We took a Lyft, but then walked back to where we were staying.
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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July 8, 2017|
Response from weewalker | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator in the Old Globe itself. However, the Old Globe is a 'theatre complex which included a small intimate theatre in the round as well as an outdoor venue which operates in the summer time. Neither of... More
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I want to take the train to San Diego and see a performance at the Old Globe Theatre. I believe it is in Balboa Park. What is the easiest way to get from the train station to the theatre?
March 04, 2012|
Response fromelizzie4000|
The easiest is a taxi straight there. Approx $10 And, yes, it's just inside the entrance of Balboa Park off of Sixth Avenue.
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How early do you need to buy your tickets for a performance at The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park? I went to purchase some for three weeks away and it says there aren't any available. I'm not sure if that is because it is sold out or if they don't go on sale until the week of the performance. Thank you!
July 08, 2016|
Response fromsailingfan|
call (619) 234-5623 and ask them