Old Globe - 2024 Season Calendar

The Old Globe’s season of events is a mix of mystery, laughter, drama & intrigue. From Dracula to Sherlock Holmes to Shakespeare, see what’s on stage in 2024!
Jess Tucker
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Your Guide to The Old Globe 2024 Season of Performances

Walkway to the Old Globe TheaterMain Outside Lobby Area at Dr Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Old Globe

Built in 1935 and modeled after the Globe Theatre in London, England, where many of William Shakespeare’s plays were performed during his lifetime, The Old Globe features both classic and contemporary works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, the Old Globe Theatre, and the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.

Old Globe Awards & Nominations

The Old Globe produces about 15 plays and nearly 600 performances annually. Many of its shows have gone on to Broadway, winning nine Tony Awards and nearly 60 nominations.

Entrance to the Old Globe Theater
Entrance to the Old Globe Theater

An Exciting Season of Events

The Old Globe is a truly historic theater that is special to San Diego. While I’d love to tell you more about the theater itself, I don’t want to delay getting into the season calendar in this article as that’s what we’re focused on here.

For a deeper dive into the storied history of the theater, check out our full article on the Old Globe.

In terms of 2024, I’m really excited about Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen. Also James Ijames Fat Ham should be an unbelievable show. It uses humor to explore what you owe your family versus what you owe yourself.

Be sure to stick around until the end of the article where we’ll cover tickets, my recommendation on where to stay, directions and park, plus a few more bonus tips you won’t want to miss!

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Keep in mind that groups of 10 or more may qualify for group discount rates. Also, there are special discounts for active-duty military, teachers, and senior citizens.

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Shows & Events Lineup

Balboa Park Towers from the Old Globe
Balboa Park Towers from the Old Globe

Without further ado, let’s have a look at the performance by performance dates and showtimes for the 2024 season at The Old Globe Theater.

Stir

  • 5/4: 8PM
  • 5/5: 7PM
  • 5/7-5/9: 7PM
  • 5/10: 8PM
  • 5/11: 2PM and 8PM
  • 5/12: 2PM and 7PM
  • 5/14-5/16: 7PM
  • 5/17: 8PM
  • 5/18: 2PM and 8PM
  • 5/19: 2PM and 7PM
  • 5/21: 7PM
  • 5/22: 2PM and 7PM
  • 5/23: 7PM
  • 5/24: 8PM
  • 5/25: 2PM and 8PM
  • 5/26: 2PM

Fat Ham

  • 5/25: 8PM
  • 5/26: 7PM
  • 5/28-5/30: 7PM
  • 5/31: 8PM
  • 6/1: 2PM and 8PM
  • 6/2: 2PM and 7PM
  • 6/4-6/6: 7PM
  • 6/7: 8PM
  • 6/8: 2PM and 8PM
  • 6/9: 2PM and 7PM
  • 6/11-6/13: 7PM
  • 6/14: 8PM
  • 6/15: 2PM and 8PM
  • 6/16: 2PM and 7PM
  • 6/18: 7PM
  • 6/19: 2PM and 7PM
  • 6/20: 7PM
  • 6/21: 8PM
  • 6/22: 2PM and 8PM
  • 6/23: 2PM

Thinking Shakespeare Live!

  • 6/8: 11AM

Henry 6 One: Flowers and France

  • 6/30: 8PM
  • 7/11-7/13: 8PM
  • 7/19: 8PM
  • 7/21: 8PM
  • 7/23-7/27: 8PM
  • 8/3-8/4: 8PM
  • 8/6-8/9: 8PM
  • 8/17-8/18: 8PM
  • 8/20-8/23: 8PM
  • 8/31: 8PM
  • 9/1: 7PM
  • 9/3-9/5: 7PM
  • 9/6: 8PM
  • 9/14: 8PM

Duel Reality

  • 7/6: 8PM
  • 7/7: 2PM and 7PM
  • 7/9-7/11: 7PM
  • 7/12: 8PM
  • 7/13: 2PM and 8PM
  • 7/14: 2PM and 7PM
  • 7/16-7/18: 7PM
  • 7/19: 8PM
  • 7/20: 2PM and 8PM
  • 7/21: 2PM and 7PM
  • 7/23-7/25: 7PM
  • 7/26: 8PM
  • 7/27: 2PM and 8PM
  • 7/28: 2PM and 7PM
  • 7/30: 7PM
  • 7/31: 2PM and 7PM
  • 8/1: 7PM
  • 8/2: 8PM
  • 8/3: 2PM and 8PM
  • 8/4: 2PM

Henry 6 Two: Riot and Reckoning

  • 7/9: 8PM
  • 7/16-7/18: 8PM
  • 7/20: 8PM
  • 7/28: 8PM
  • 7/30-8/2: 8PM
  • 8/10-8/11: 8PM
  • 8/13-8/16: 8PM
  • 8/24-8/25: 8PM
  • 8/27-8/30: 8PM
  • 9/7: 8PM
  • 9/8: 7PM
  • 9-10-9/13: 7PM
  • 9/15: 7PM

Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson - Apt. 2B

  • 7/27: 8PM
  • 7/28: 7PM
  • 7/30-8/1: 7PM
  • 8/2: 8PM
  • 8/3: 2PM and 8PM
  • 8/4: 2PM and 7PM
  • 8/6-8/8: 7PM
  • 8/9: 8PM
  • 8/10: 2PM and 8PM
  • 8/11: 2PM and 7PM
  • 8/13: 7PM
  • 8/14: 2PM and 7PM
  • 8/15: 7PM
  • 8/16: 8PM
  • 8/17: 2PM and 8PM
  • 8/18: 2PM
  • 8/20-8/22: 7PM
  • 8/23: 8PM
  • 8/24: 2PM and 8PM
  • 8/25: 2PM and 7PM

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

  • 9/7: 7PM
  • 9/8: 8PM
  • 9/10-9/12: 7PM
  • 9/13: 8PM
  • 9/14: 2PM and 8PM
  • 9/15: 2PM and 7PM
  • 9/17-9/19: 7PM
  • 9/20: 8PM
  • 9/22: 2PM and 7PM
  • 9/24-9/26: 7PM
  • 9/27: 8PM
  • 9/28: 2PM and 8PM
  • 9/29: 2PM and 7PM
  • 10/1: 7PM
  • 10/2: 2PM and 7PM
  • 10/3: 7PM
  • 10/4: 8PM
  • 10/5: 2PM and 8PM
  • 10/6: 2PM

Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors

  • 9/20: 8PM
  • 9/22: 7PM
  • 9/24-9/26: 7PM
  • 9/27: 8PM
  • 9/28: 2PM and 8PM
  • 9/29: 2PM and 7PM
  • 10/1-10/3: 7PM
  • 10/4: 8PM
  • 10/5: 2PM and 8PM
  • 10/6: 2PM and 7PM
  • 10/8: 7PM
  • 10/8: 2PM and 7PM
  • 10/10: 7PM
  • 10/11: 8PM
  • 10/12: 2PM and 8PM
  • 10/13: 2PM
  • 10/15-10/17: 7PM
  • 10/18: 8PM
  • 10/19: 2PM and 8PM
  • 10/20: 2PM and 7PM

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How to Buy Tickets and More

Tickets can be bought online on The Old Globe’s website, by phone, or in person at the Box Office.

Dr Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Old Globe
Dr Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Old Globe

Season Packages

The Old Globe offers 2-, 3-, 6-, and 8-play season packages.

Group and Ticket Discounts

Groups of 10 or more may qualify for group discount rates.

Discounts are also available for active-duty military, teachers, and senior citizens.

Also, applications for the Free Student Matinees (FSM) program will reopen in May 2024 where students can receive free transportation and tickets to the theater.

Email freestudentmatinees@TheOldGlobe.org for more information.

How to Get to the Old Globe and Helpful Tips

There are multiple ways to get to The Old Globe for your next performance. Learn more about how to get there and where to park.

Statue in Front of the Prado at Balboa Park
Statue in Front of the Prado at Balboa Park

Getting to Balboa Park

The Old Globe is located off of El Prado in Balboa Park, between the San Diego Museum of Art and the Museum of Us.

You can get to Balboa Park from most major freeways via Park Boulevard or the Cabrillo Bridge off of 6th and Laurel Avenue.

Balboa Park Trams

You can also get to The Old Globe via the Balboa Park Trams, which run from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM daily from November 1-May 31 and from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM from June 2-October 31.

Parking at Balboa Park
Parking at Balboa Park

Parking

Free self-parking is available at many locations around Balboa Park and the theater is only a short 5-10 minute walk from most locations.

The closest parking to the theater is in the Alcazar Lot followed by the Organ Pavilion Lot. You can also find additional parking at the south and east sides of Balboa Park in the Palisades, Federal, Spanish Village, and Natural History Museum lots.

Valet Parking

Valet parking is available in the San Diego Zoo’s parking structure, with shuttle service between the valet drop-off point and The Old Globe’s Copley Plaza available for those who need it.

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Navy Jet Outside the Air and Space Musuem at Balboa Park

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