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The Old Globe

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is a renowned regional theatre in the USA. Visit us at

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The Old Globe believes that theatre matters. Our commitment is to make it matter to more people.

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 85 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Audrey S. Geisel Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages, including an internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival.

More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, METEOR SHOWER, BRIGHT STAR, ALLEGIANCE, THE FULL MONTY, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, and the annual holiday musical DR. SEUSS’S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

The Old Globe's mission is to preserve, strengthen, and advance American theatre by: creating theatrical experiences of the highest professional standards; producing and presenting works of exceptional merit designed to reach current and future audiences; ensuring diversity and balance in programming; and providing an environment for the growth and education of theatre professionals, audiences and the community at large.

The Globe recognizes that while it has made progress in advancing racial equity over the years, efforts have been inconsistent and have fallen short. The 2019 Strategic Plan articulates a pledge to deepen and expand existing efforts in building equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Now, amid urgent calls for a real response to these issues in all sectors of society, and with input from BIPOC community members, artists, staff, and others, the Globe embarked on a series of reforms to intensify and accelerate change at all levels of our operation with the October 2020 launch of its Social Justice Roadmap.

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A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN 95-1543396

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