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Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Join us for a one-hour behind-the-scenes tour of The Old Globe to get an inside look at how the spectacular costumes are designed, how impenetrable stone castles are built on the stage, or how a new prop can be made to look 100 years old. Learn about our lighting and sound teams, which celebrities have passed through here, and which shows have gone on to grace the stages of Broadway.

Our knowledgeable docents will bring you through all three theatres and artisan craft shops* while sharing fun tidbits and stories of past and present shows, and maybe even share some inside information about upcoming ones!

  • Tour time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Age requirements: ages 8 and up
  • Reservation minimum: 1
  • Cost: $10 for adults; $7 for youth, seniors, and military

Consider joining us for a tour on the third Tuesday of every month (except January and September) between 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for Resident Free Tuesdays!

Private tours are available upon request for an added fee and small non-refundable deposit. The deposit is transferrable in the event of a reschedule.

For groups of 20 or more, or for unlisted dates, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you within 48 hours of your request. Please email Tours@TheOldGlobe.org for all other questions or concerns.

*Access to theatre and shop spaces are subject to availability and change based on our year-round technical, rehearsal, and performance schedules, including the day of your tour.

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Upcoming Behind-the-Scenes Tours

April 10
April 19
April 23*
May 6
May 13
May 20
May 21*
June 3
June 5
June 10
June 17
June 21

Plus, join us for a tour on the third Tuesday of every month (except January and September) between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. for Resident Free Tuesdays*! Booking is required to join. Walk-ups are accepted on a first come, first served basis if space allows. To register, please click here. For groups of 10 or more, please fill out this form to schedule a separate tour. Learn more about other Resident Free Tuesday events in Balboa Park here.