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Old Globe Theatre

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Address: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696
Phone Number: +1 619-234-5623
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Wed 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading...

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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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 7, 2016
Huntington Beach, California
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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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Seal Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We saw 'Sense and Sensibility' the musical, thoroughly professional overall. Some first rate singing and acting, though some spoken dialogue was hard to hear. Recommend getting seats as close to the stage as possible for best enjoyment, but no seats are too far from stage.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Really was a very enjoyable experience-this Play was produced by The Shakespeare Theater of Chicago-many of the original actors are touring with the traveling group.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

always a good production. just saw sense and sensibility. excellent. highly recommend it. in balboa park, so good options in addition to theatre

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Syosset, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

When we are on vacation, we always look for something a little different to do, especially in the evenings. We were right on the money when we bought tickets to see Macbeth at the Old Globe Theatre. The production was wonderful, the theatre was great, an outdoor production with great weather!. Every seat in the place offered a great view... More 

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near Milwaukee, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

We saw Macbeth in the outdoor theater. The lighting was appropriate for the evening, punctuated by the occasional airplane passing by and some fireworks. Reasonably comfortable seating, and a dramatic backdrop for the creatively costumed drama.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

I went to see Camp David at the Old Globe, and even though I bought the least expensive tickets available, the theater was small enough to be able to easily see and hear. Finding parking on the weekend was a pain in the neck, but that was the only problem. It was a miserably hot day, so we were invited... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

The Old Globe offers live theater year-round in San Diego and is a treasure as one of the top regional theaters in the United States. With three very different venues, the Globe offers such an incredible variety of plays, musicals, dramas, Shakespeare, experimental pieces, new works, and revivals of older works and classics. We are subscribers and we enjoy the... More 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Even before we were able to move to La Jolla, CA, we would vacation in San Diego where we always booked our trip to correspond with Shakespeare at the Park. We always included our two girls so they could experience great theater. Now that we live here, we have season tickets and continue to enjoy the great productions. Each of... More 

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