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“Institution”
Review of Old Globe Theatre

Old Globe Theatre
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USD 49.00*
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Balboa Park Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour
Ranked #46 of 434 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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Institution”
Reviewed 15 September 2012

A famous mainstay in San Diego cultural scene which consitently produces great plays that often then go to Broadway and grow up. The structure is dated and nothing special but once inside it is all about the quality of teh acting.

Visited February 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Cozy!”
Reviewed 8 September 2012

I love the Old Globe. It is small, never a bad seat and enjoy the ambience! The little gift shop has great stocking stuffers for XMAS.

Visited September 2012
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“Very Cozy”
Reviewed 7 September 2012

The Old Globe has many "Broadway type" shows and there is not a bad seat in the house. Quite small with comfortable seating and reasonable prices.

Visited September 2012
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Riverside, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Open Air Theater”
Reviewed 7 September 2012

We saw Inherit the Wind and thought it was top notch. Also the seats were very comfortable and the location is a short walk from the Scripps Inn.

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Great venue”
Reviewed 6 September 2012

I have seen a couple of plays here and I really liked the venue. Added bonus, having enough time to explore the rest of the park as you wait for your show to begin!!

Visited March 2012
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