The Shakespeare Festival Returns to San Diego

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The Old Globe Theatre’s world-famous Shakespeare Festival has returned for another summer of classic performances under the stars! The internationally acclaimed and Tony Award winning Old Globe Theatre, built in 1935 as part of the California Pacific International Exposition, is one of the most renowned theatres in the country. The”Globe” is home to the Shakespeare Festival every summer, and boasts three unique venues, each of which resonate with their own distinctive atmosphere: historic, intimate and outdoor.

The Shakespeare Festival, which runs from May 29 – September 25, has become a staple for San Diego locals and visitors alike. Summer 2011’s line up will present six leading productions including Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Tempest,” and Peter Shaffer’s award winning masterpiece “Amadeus.”

“Much Ado About Nothing” is one of the most popular and charming of Shakespeare’s comedies. The play features a classic battle of the sexes, and is complete with passionate poetry and witty banter which make this romantic tale one of clever twists and exciting plot turns.

If you have a love for the theatre, you’ll want to plan a summer vacation during the show’s three-month running. It’s hard to beat a vacation to “America’s Finest City” with beautiful sunny beaches and the art and culture of classic Shakespearean performance.

For more information on the rotating performances or to purchase tickets, visit