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The Old Globe

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe

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. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s Arts Engagement 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.

1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101-1696

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(619) 23G-LOBE


Events to check out


Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy

The Old Globe
May 11 - Jun 16, 2019

Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that’s sure to turn them into academic superstars. But something goes disastrously wrong, and Daphne cries out in a...


What You Are

The Old Globe
May 30 - Jun 30, 2019

Feeling adrift in a changing America he no longer recognizes, Don scrapes together a living and struggles to support his family through hard work and good intentions. But everything around him, from...


San Diego’s Gods of Comedy

The Old Globe
Jun 15, 2019

A special pre-show event for the closing weekend of Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy. AXIS will present a free clean comedy show on our plaza featuring some of the best comics in town. A very fun...


As You Like It

The Old Globe
Jun 16 - Jul 17, 2019

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.” The 2019 Shakespeare Festival kicks off with the Bard’s fabulously charming romantic comedy, whose...


Make Music San Diego

The Old Globe
Jun 21, 2019

The Old Globe’s AXIS program joins forces with You Are Musical Project (Y.A.M.P.) for a free participatory community music-making initiative in San Diego that brings together ancient and modern...


The Tale of Despereaux

The Old Globe
Jul 16 - Aug 11, 2019

Book, music, and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co. Based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo and the Universal Pictures animated film Directed by Marc Bruni and PigPen Theatre Co.   Production Sponsors...


The Tale of Despereaux Sensory-Friendly AXIS Event

The Old Globe
Jul 20, 2019

Featuring a pre-show performance by Pig Pen and post-show workshops for all. Details for this free sensory-friendly event will be announced soon.


The Underpants

The Old Globe
Jul 27 - Aug 25, 2019

By Steve Martin Adapted from Die Hose by Carl Sternheim Directed by Walter Bobbie    


Romeo and Juliet

The Old Globe
Aug 11 - Sep 15, 2019

“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

The Globe at a Glance:

  • The sixth-largest regional theatre in the country
  • A not-for-profit theatre with an annual budget averaging $20 million
  • Provides more than 20 different community and education programs
  • Has sent 20 productions to Broadway since 1987

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