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“Excellent theatre experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Globe Theatre

Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101 (Balboa Park)
619-234-5623
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Ranked #24 of 371 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: One of the nation's top regional theaters, the Old Globe continues to draw more than 300,000 people annually.
Charleston, Illinois
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Excellent theatre experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We visited during the summer Shakespeare festival (do get your tickets early, as the most popular plays will sell out first)...these plays are presented on the outdoor stage...freezing cold, but blankets are allowed! Excellent cast--very well done. Maybe around 400 seats--great sight lines from almost everywhere. Intimate stage experience.

Visited June 2012
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Sisters, Oregon, United States
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“Intimate setting, excellent talent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

The Old Globe Theatre was built in 1935 for the presentation of Shakespeare's plays as part of the California Pacific International Exposition. Today they continue the Shakespearean tradition but have added current plays of all types.

Visited June 2012
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San Diego
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“GREAT place to see a play!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We have been to several plays here-mostly Shakespeare. Always enjoyed ourselves. Great venue

Visited June 2012
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Huntington Beach
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“Great way to spend an evening in San Diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Always a great performance - wonderful cast and production of Richard III this year

Visited June 2012
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Ramona, California
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“Shakespeare Festival”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Summer isn't summer without going to the outdoor Shakespeare festival at the Lowell Davies Theater at the Old Globe. Wonderful adaptations of the Bard's greatest hits. I remember my first time and seeing Henry II with John Goodman. Always fabulous sets and costuming. It is outside so bring layers-they will rent blankets-but I always bring my own- and there is a little cafe for dinner before the show and it is reasonable and pretty good but a better bet is the sculpture garden down the street (check if it is open for dinner). Come early and walk around the historical park a bit (built for the World's Fair in the 30's) and find it easier to park. For 10.00 you can get Valet parking in front of the Fine Art Museum-well worth it! Come even earlier and take in the Fine Art Gallery, Timken Gallery, and the Mingei Gallery-all in the same area and wonderful eye candy for art lovers. Look on-line for coupons or days they are less expensive.

Visited June 2012
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