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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!
Private tours are available upon request for an added fee. For groups of 20, please inquire at least one month in advance. For school groups, you receive one complimentary admission per 10 students (max of three tours per day).
For groups over 20, or booking on dates not listed, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you within 48 hours of your request, or email Tours@TheOldGlobe.org with 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.
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! Masks are required for admission, so please bring one with you. 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.