Dec 16, Sat 7:30 PM - San Diego Civic Theatre
Dec 17, Sun 1:00 PM - San Diego Civic Theatre
Dec 17, Sun 5:30 PM - San Diego Civic Theatre
About San Diego
Anyone who saw Anchorman knows San Diego is a classy place. And if you’re looking for something classy to do in the city, San Diego has a vast number of options available for theatergoers, including many Broadway shows.
The Old Globe Theatre is both a venue and a theater company. The Old Globe building is located in Balboa Park, which is home to many of San Diego’s most popular entertainment options. The Old Globe is modeled after a much older Globe: Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London. San Diego’s Glove was originally constructed in 1935 as a temporary venue for an international exposition. During the exposition, the theater hosted shortened versions of Shakespeare’s plays. After the exposition concluded, a group of San Diegans formed a nonprofit to save the Old Globe and bring the building up to code. The current Old Globe Theatre company produces about 15 theater productions each year. The Globe’s productions have won 13 Tony Awards and many more nominations. The Globe’s 2017-2018 season includes shows like Benny & Joon, Twelfth Night, The Importance of Being Earnest, American Mariachi, and A Thousand Splendid Suns. The Old Globe also holds an annual production of the musical How the Grinch Stole Christmas from November to Christmas Eve.
The San Diego Civic Theatre is one of the major venues for Broadway in San Diego. It is located in Downtown San Diego, near the Gaslamp Quarter. The theatre seats nearly 3000 guests and hosts many of Broadway’s top touring shows and musicals. Broadway in San Diego’s 2017-18 season features The Little Mermaid, An American in Paris, Hamilton, The King and I, and School of Rock. The California Ballet also performs at the Civic Theatre. Other events are held in the smaller, nearby Balboa Theatre. The Balboa Theatre hosts productions like Peter Pan and Peppa Pig Live!