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Nowruz/Mehmoonie: A Celebration of Persian Culture and Pride on Saturday, March 21 and Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! on Saturday, April 18 have been cancelled. Following guidelines released by Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health in response to the increasing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19, The Old Globe will suspend public performances effective immediately, and, per the guidelines, at least through the end of March. We hope to see you soon on our plaza when programming resumes!

Because we believe the arts are and should be a central part of community life, the Globe offers free cultural events on its plaza. We call these programs AXIS. All AXIS events will be held on the Copley Plaza at The Old Globe from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 

Upcoming AXIS Events

Kelzmer Band Performance | Saturday, May 30 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Pre-show AXIS event for What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

Globe Pride | Sunday, July 19

Mexican Independence Day CelebrationSaturday, September 12

Fifth Annual Day of the Dead CelebrationSunday, November 1

Sensory-Friendly AXIS Event | December, date and time TBA

Thousands of San Diegans enjoyed our free AXIS events at the Globe this 2019! This year’s performing art series showcased music, dance, original plays in both English and Spanish from the community, workshops, and performances. Plus our traditional sonnet reading to celebrate the birthday of our resident playwright, William Shakespeare, and our annual sensory-friendly AXIS event with music and workshops.

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