Old Globe San Diego

April 27, 2018
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If you enjoy theatre productions, there’s great news – San Diego has a number of excellent theatre options for visitors and locals to enjoy. One such theatre is the Old Globe SD located in Balboa Park. Over the years, the theatre has been hope to hundreds of productions, with 13 of them winning Tony Awards and the theatre even won a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. When you stay at j street inn san diego, you’ll be close to major SD attractions such as Balboa Park and the Old Globe theatre.


The Old Globe theatre in San Diego is modeled after the famous Old Globe theatre in London where Shakespeare performed his plays. While you might catch a Shakespeare play being performed here at the Old Globe in SD, there are also a number of different plays that are performed here such as the family friendly musical Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which is performed annually. This upcoming May, there will be a production of A Thousand Splendid Suns. Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini, the story is an epic spanning three generations of Afghan women that are bound together by family, marriage and a secret past all amidst the war-torn streets of a modern day Kabul. The novel has been adapted to the stage by playwright Ursula Rani Sarma. The play features original music by renowned composer, David Coulter. Performances will take place Tuesday through Sundays as the theatre is closed on Mondays. Matinee performances offered weekends at 2pm. Visit the official website and get your tickets today!


If you are venturing the theatre to see a production, consider staying around the area and exploring what else Balboa Park has to offer. The theatre is located by the Sculpture Garden. Grab a coffee at Panama 66 next door and explore the tranquil grounds of the Sculpture Garden.