The Old Globe


1363 Old Globe Way
in Balboa Park
San Diego CA 92101-1696 USA
(619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623)

geo: 32.7322427,-117.1517942

Situated in picturesque Balboa Park, The Old Globe Theatre was built in 1935, designed by Richard Requa as part of the California Pacific International Exposition. The theatre was based on a copy of one built for the Chicago Century of Progress, which in turn was a copy of the Globe Theatre in London, England, where many of William Shakespeare's plays were performed during his lifetime. Like the original Globe, the theatre was open in the center with a roof over the seating on the sides.

The Old Globe complex includes three stages - the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre, the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, and the 615-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.

The Old Globe Theatre and the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre are part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. The White Theatre also houses the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center.