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Visitors are welcomed onto our campus for free AXIS events, featuring fun interactive programs for the whole family. Two of these, Word Up! and The Poet’s Tree, were launched virtually during the pandemic shutdown and now go live on our Copley Plaza. They are joined by brand new events created just for our signature AXIS series.
Realizing our commitment to making theatre matter to more people, AXIS offers free cultural programs on the Globe’s Copley Plaza, led by local artists and craftspeople. The Globe’s unique physical location—and now our social media platforms—are participatory art venues where we make opportunities for connectivity and creative placemaking. AXIS is an effort to broaden our concept of audience by encompassing diverse, multigenerational constituencies from communities across San Diego County.
Word Up!: Saturday, August 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Mexican Independence Day Celebration: Saturday, September 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration: Saturday, October 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Grinch Sensory-Friendly AXIS Event: Saturday, December 10
The Arts Engagement Department continues to make theatre matter across San Diego through its private offerings. These include Community Voices playwriting workshops, in partnership with Oceanside Library and the Fourth District Seniors Resource Center, and Reflecting Shakespeare, which continues its transformative program at California State Prison, Centinela in Yards A to D through its Reflecting Shakespeare Correspondence Course and Reflecting Shakespeare TV.
The Old Globe’s arts engagement programs are supported by Price Philanthropies, Qualcomm, U.S. Bank, and Viasat, with additional support by La Jolla Kiwanis Foundation. Globe Teaching Artists are supported by the Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.The Theodor and Audrey Geisel Fund provides leadership support for The Old Globe’s year-round activities.