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Old Globe Theatre

1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696
+1 619-234-5623
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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.
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  • Average3%
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1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101-1696
Balboa Park
+1 619-234-5623
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Old Globe with 3 theatres (1 outside and 2 indoors) and an active schedule has an attractive variety of plays. We recently enjoyed the thought provoking Richard II in the outdoor theatre that had a multi-leveled structure that created the ambiance of a Shakespearean...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I saw the play The Old Man and the Old Moon and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was different than what we expected. The actors all play different parts as the story is told. You have to use your imagination too as you...More

Thank Mytravelbucket
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Globe and its series of theaters and experiences are a delight and offer a wonderful opportunity of theater and music through out the year and should not be missed by locals or anyone visiting the San Diego area. Parking can occasionally be tricky,...More

Thank Chief1797
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last week we saw The Old Man and The Old Moon...which was whimsical, magical musical storytelling... so delightful! And tonight we saw Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid.... so funny and what a romp! The Old Globe produces such fabulous, varied, creative theatrical evenings... and we as...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 14 April 2017

What a great venue to see a play! Walking thru Balboa Park ANY time is wonderful, but at night, it is stunning! We attended a play here in February and everything was easy... booking tickets, finding seats, uber-ing, etc. The theater has excellent usher help...More

Thank SKnBK
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Beautiful Balboa Park is a picturesque setting for this fine professional theatre. Attended a new play with a great cast. Ticket ordering online was easy and there were so many welcoming volunteers at the site. We were in the small arena theatre and not a...More

Thank ClassicTheatre
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Watched the Steve Martin play Picasso at the Lapin Agile recently. The acting was excellent, and the theater comfortable. The only (slightly) negative was that the bathrooms for the main gallery seats were downstairs.

Thank thomasbones52
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We got last minute tickets for Picasso at the Lapin Agile when we're in Dan Diego recently. It was a delightful and funny performance from the creative mind of Steve Martin. The cast, including Justin Long and a Hal linden were excellent.

Thank Spaciba2010
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed a magical evening with another couple from Orange County. We had a wonderful dinner at the Prado and then watched the play at the Old Globe Theatre. The venue, actors, staging were all first rate! Can't wait for the next opportunity.

Thank db7477
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The Grinch musical is wonderfully entertaining for the whole family! It gives a message that the spirit of Christmas exists without the gifts & commercialism . Although the gifts are returned by the new big -hearted Grinch at the end. Costumes, set design, acting, songs...More

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What is dress code/recommendation? San Diego is pretty casual, but how casual for a mid-week play at the Globe?
5 June 2017|
Response from db7477 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest business casual. Some men wear sport coats but without ties. It's really personal preference. Wouldn't recommend shorts for either men or women.
Michael P
How are the front row seats at the old globe Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage?
17 January 2017|
Response from ehofmeister | Property representative |
Thanks for the question, Michael! The front row seats are wonderful, but of course some people prefer sitting farther back to have more perspective. There are always plenty of people who love to be as close to the action... More