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“Wonderful theater complex” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old Globe Theatre

Old Globe Theatre
Ranked #34 of 404 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.
San Diego, California
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wonderful theater complex”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Wonderful theater complex. For a number of years, I've come to see Shakespeare's plays and loved Summer evening shows, particularly those around the Perseid meteor showers, in the middle of August.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Special Evening in San Diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Travelled to San Diego in May. Took in a play at the Old Globe theatre in Balboa Park. What a good decision. The theatre is oustanding from a viewing and acoustic perspective, the players were top class and the setting in Balboa park was incredible. Online odering process is really simple and you simply pick up your tickets at the door just before show time. Sorry that we didn't arrive a few hours before the show to give us more time to wander through Balboa Park - it is simply gorgeous. If you are looking to add a special event to your San Diego experience this is a perfect choice.

Visited May 2013
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Glendale, Arizona
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“Fantastic time no matter which theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We have been fortunate to see Shakespeare in the outdoor theater and another excellent show in the small theater in the round. I would say there is not a bad seat in either and the entertainment value is a 10.

Visited August 2012
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Milwaukee, WI
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12 reviews
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“Beautiful space and grounds, great productions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I've seen two shows at the Old Globe and had a great time during each visit. Both shows have been in the enclosed theatre, which has a distinct 60s/70s vibe on the interior, but it doesn't take away from the productions. Seats are comfortable and the house is set up so that there really aren't any bad seats (and their online ticketing process is great-- you can actually choose to see what the stage will look like from the seat you pick). The theatre grounds are beautiful and the buildings evoke the British theatre from which it takes its name.

Their productions are top-notch and if you get to the theatre early, you can take in some of Balboa Park first, making for a perfect outing.

Visited October 2012
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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“Located in Balboa Park where excellent plays are given.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The location is prefect and it is a replica of the Old Globe Theatre in England. They have both old and new plays there.

Visited April 2013
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