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San Diego, California: Old Globe Theatre

Exact replica of Shakespeare's 16th century London playhouse. Built in 1935, burned down in 1978, and built again. See a play, take a tour, or just ponder it from the entrance plaza.

1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA
I-5 northbound: exit at 6th Ave. and turn right (north). Follow 6th Ave. to Laurel St. Turn right (east). Drive straight into Balboa Park. I-5 southbound: exit at Sassafras St. Follow Kettner Blvd. At second stoplight turn left (east) onto Laurel St. Drive straight into Balboa Park.
Tours Sa-Su 10:30 AM (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$5 tours
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Old Globe Theatre.

Old Globe Theatre

The Old Globe Theatre was built in 1935 as part of the California Pacific International Exhibition. It was a copy of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. After the Exhibition the community made the temporary structure permanent. In 1978 it burned down, just as Shakespeare's original Globe did in 1599. The community rallied again and rebuilt the Old Globe Theatre, which still stages Shakespeare plays in Balboa Park.

[Flo, 02/04/2018]

A similar not-so-Old Globe Theatre stages plays in Texas.

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