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“One of the Best Theaters in the Country” 5 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.
Southern California
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101 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“One of the Best Theaters in the Country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Old Globe always has an exceptional stage production, offering a wonderful experience. The summer Shakespeare Festival is superb. The holiday shows (Dr. Seuss) a must for families of all ages.

Visited September 2013
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Casa Grande, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Intimate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is an intimate theatre just like the one in Stratford that Shakespear put on his plays. It is closed in on the sides but there is no roof, so it is an outdoor theatre. The lighting and sound were both good. The only warning, if you sit in the front row, you may get spit on by the actors.

Visited October 2012
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Ventura, California
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“Great Shakespeare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We traveled to San Diego to attend the summer Shakespeare festival. We saw 2 Shakespeare plays and 1 by Tom Stoppard. As always in our experience, the acting and staging were very good. We will return.

Visited September 2013
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nj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Going round and round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

A kind of recreation of England's of Shakespeare theater which houses performances of things other than plays by the old bard.
Some productions are done in an outdoor theater next door which has stage elevators and lots of mechanical stage systems.
Take a sweater or wear a long sleeve shirt for outside performances. Evenings can be cool

Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Go Back in Time Under The Moonlight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Simply enjoyed the classic plays with the sky overhead. You will lose yourself in this venue. This is not for those needing instant thrills every second, but it is for those that appreciate the real and true classics and arts. I like to dress up for this venue, and sometimes even wear period costume on occasion, with friends. Please bring a sweater or jacket, as the night air can cool down quite a bit.

Visited October 2012
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