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“Shakespeare in the Park...worth it”
Review of Old Globe Theatre

Old Globe Theatre
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$49.00*
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Balboa Park Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour
Ranked #45 of 445 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Saw Richard III and was impressed. Nice environment, impressive acting; I'll see other shows there but not musicals...I hate musicals ;)

Thank Jack F
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

You can see first-rate theatrical productions in three very different theaters: a proscenium stage, a theater-in-the-round, and an outdoor theater. Prices have been getting a little out of hand over the past few years, but they're still better than New York and L.A.

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

I am a big fan of Balboa Park and the Old Globe Theater. I have seen some wonderful plays at this venue and I especially enjoy the summere Shakespeare series at the Globe. Often we take a picnic and have dinner beforehand on the lawns nearby and then go see the plays.
The Old Globe is a fantastic part of San Diego which allows us to see great plays at a great site.

1  Thank Hedi9
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

What wonderful architect! Being in Balboa Park is a plus. Go early and take a walk around the grounds.

1  Thank SDFlipFlops
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

We love to go there for the musical.
The classic theater with good show and very comfortable environment.

Thank Rsfmd1
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