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“Nice facility, helpful staff”
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 #43 of 439 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.
Arlington, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Nice facility, helpful staff”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Theatre is very nice. Good sight lines (at least from orchestra section) and good acoustics. Confortable seats too.

Bought two tickets for closing day matinee but hurricane made my wife miss the play. Policy is no refunds (which I knew) but they made an exception.

Visited October 2012
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Wildomar, California
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One of the best theaters”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a great theater because every seat is close to the stage it is warm authentic and a great place to see a show.

Visited July 2012
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El Paso, TX
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“In the flight path”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

When I went, I saw Sweeny Todd, and it was fabulous, It was a couple of years ago, but I don't imagine the experience has changed. It was cool, great theater, and fun to be outdoors.

Visited August 2012
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Spring Valley, California
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“One of the Best Gifts of the Season”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We went to the Old Globe to see How the Grinch Stole Christmas with my third grade class, and it was amazing. The venue is in the middle of Balboa Park, so you really can make it an entire experience. Parking is a challenge, so be prepared to walk.

Visited November 2011
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Colorado
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“closed midweek”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

we drove by this on a tour but it was closed very pretty tho I believe that in October this is only open weekends

Visited October 2012
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