Old Globe Theater

Old Globe Theater

1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101

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.