Named and modeled after Shakespeare's own Globe Theatre in London, the Old Globe theater was built in Balboa Park for the California Pacific International Expo of 1935. A group of citizens saved the theater from demolition after the Fair, raising $10,000 to do it. The theater's luck didn't last forever, though -- an arsonist burned down the theater in early 1978. The rest of the theater complex was spared, and the rebuilding campaign raised more than $6.5 million. The new theater opened in 1982 and consists of the Old Globe Theatre, the Cassius Carter Centre Stage and the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.