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“Great theater experiences!”
Review of Old Globe Theatre

Old Globe Theatre
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Balboa Park Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour
Ranked #46 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.
Los Angeles
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great theater experiences!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Old Globe in Balboa Park is the premire venue for SanDiego theater and they have multiple options each night from a larger theater to one in the round. There is even a light snack venue outside. Great value for thequaity of the performances.

Visited April 2013
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New York City, New York, USA
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“First rate productions, only downside is you may need to choose one”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

multiple venues often allow for many productions to go on at the same time.. A must-visit for fans of theatre.

Visited August 2012
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san diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Perfect venue”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

There isn't a bad seat in the house...and the sound is perfect. The historic significance of the property adds to the overall experience, if you have the opportunity don't miss it. A Beautiful evening.

Visited August 2012
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39 reviews
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“Wonderful acting/singing”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

My wife, our 22 yr old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the production and theater. Top quality acting and singing and even our daughter (who doesn't enjoy musicals) was thrilled by the show.

Visited March 2013
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Los Angeles, CAlifornia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“California Treasure”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Everyone should attend a production at the Old Globe at least once in their lives! The theatres themselves have a reputation for innovative, quality productions and the size & acoustics are perfect.

Visited March 2013
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