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“Top notch productions”
Review of Old Globe Theatre

Old Globe Theatre
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Balboa Park Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour
Ranked #44 of 435 things to do in San Diego
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
San Diego, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Top notch productions”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

Professional productions, nice theaters (there are three of them in all), good sets, a mixure of types and styles of plays, and pretty reasonable prices. Recommended. We often have season tickets.

Visited June 2012
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Vancouver Island
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Like going back in time”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

It's outside theatre be sure to wear something warm it does cool down at night. They do provide blankets for you. The bar is ok Would be nice if they allowed you take a drink with you. After all some of the more prestigious theatres in London allow a cocktail during the show. We really enjoyed the show and will go back next summer.

Visited August 2011
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Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“One of the best theatres in San Diego”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Have seen several productions there and the theatres (there are three I believe in the complex) are all excellant.

Visited May 2012
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portland, oregon
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111 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Scottsboro Boys in the middle of the park”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Marvelous production, price of seats had been reduced for seniors, charming location in the park. But get there early to find a nearby place for your car.

Visited June 2012
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El Cajon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A playgoers venue”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

It regularly presents good theatre. The summer is Shakespeare time in the Lowell Davies Theatre (There are 3 theatres here). Often times they will outdoor seminars before a Shakespeare play. They have a small cafe with sandwiches and salads.

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