The Old Globe Theatre
The Old Globe is one of the country’s professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 75 years. The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages, including the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home to the internationally-renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend The Globe's productions annually and participate in their education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair, and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss' 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 other regional theaters across the country.
As part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, The Old Globe will offer a professional touring production of Twelfth Night as part of their "O to Go" program. This program reaches back to the company's earliest beginnings in San Diego, when professional actors performed abridged versions of Shakespeare’s plays during the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition. Beginning in January 2013, The Old Globe will produce one play each year that can be transported and performed at schools and community centers. The “O to Go” touring productions will be supported by intensive educational activities, developed in partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Departments at the San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego County Office of Education. In 2013, the productions will reach at least 6,000 middle- and high-school students at more than 20 schools throughout the region. Introducing the “O to Go” touring production to students in their own communities will make Shakespeare’s work more accessible and relevant to young people. The program can also serve as a vehicle for encouraging more students to visit the campus of The Old Globe and make theater a regular part of their lives.