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“Outdoor theater” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Globe Theatre

Old Globe Theatre
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San Diego Balboa Park Small Group Historic Highlights and Secret Spots Tour
Ranked #36 of 411 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.
Los Angeles
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Outdoor theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We saw an excellent production of "Rosencrantz and Guidenstern are Dead" at the Summer Shakespeare Festival's outdoor theater. The seats were comfortable. Come prepared for a cool evening; the theater rents blankets if you need them.

Visited July 2013
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california
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“all professional - striking location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

like: Old Globe has some of the best acting around. costumes done perfectly for each performance. three different theaters at the Old Globe
Dislike: all handicap parking is too far away

Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Best Acoustics, No "bad" seats!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Each theatre season presents a wide variety of excellent live performances in one of 3 different settings. The theatres are located in beautiful Balboa Park. The summer Shakespeare Festival is held in an outdoor setting. The rest of the season uses the two remaining theatres, which contain virtually no "bad" seats. The productions are always extremely professional, with wonderful sets, directors and actors with national reputations, and wonderful talent. If you enjoy live theatre, don't miss a chance to see a show at the Old Globe Theatre while in San Diego.

Visited April 2013
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Seattle
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“Among the best you will ever see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I was so lucky to be able to see a performance of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Old Globe. OK, I will admit that I have always liked Tom Stoppard's plays, but the excellent performances from the entire cast made it a really memorable event. A stunning tragicomical combination of humor and serious philosophy which was entirely engrossing.
If you are planning a visit to San Diego, I would absolutely suggest you try and find time to enjoy a performance at the Old Globe, no matter what is currently being performed.

Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
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“A touch of London in San Diego”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Old Globe I am told is a replica of the Old Globe during the time of Shakespear's London. There is a Shakespear festival at the venue as well as other stage plays. Also many pre Broadway plays are staged there before heading to New York. A tour of the Old Globe in Balboa Park is a must for anyone wishing to see the entertainment history of the Globe.

Visited May 2013
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