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The Globe for All Tour brings free, live, professional productions of Shakespeare and select productions from our mainstage to diverse multigenerational audiences in the neighborhoods throughout San Diego County. Over the past six years, the Globe for All Tour has continued to extend its reach, performing in military bases, homeless shelters, senior and correctional facilities, recreation centers, libraries, and other community venues. Since its inception in 2014, the Globe for All Tour has made theatre matter to more than 11,000 people, many of whom, for whatever reason, do not enjoy regular access to the professional performing arts. With production values scaled to non-theatrical venues such as gymnasiums, cafeterias, and multipurpose rooms, the tour gives audiences an intimate, up-close, and visceral experience of live performance and fosters a shared sense of community between performer and spectator.
Our Globe for All Tour brings the Bard’s thrilling history play to the San Diego community. The year is 1415, and the young and reckless Prince Hal has left his wild partying days behind and matured into thoughtful kingship. He rallies a ragtag group of English soldiers for a long-shot invasion of the mighty kingdom of France. Full of action and the electrifying language that marks Shakespeare at his height, Henry V is a rousing portrait of courage against all odds, directed by Johanna McKeon (Noura, Anonymous Biography).
Community Partners will enjoy this unique Shakespearean experience presented in nontraditional theatre venues within their own neighborhoods. The tour will culminate in a public performance on Sunday, November 20 in beautiful Balboa Park.
The Globe for All Tour will be presented with free public performances at the locations below. Click the links to register for tickets at participating locations!
Tuesday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m.: Wilson Middle School
Wednesday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m.: Roberto Alvarez Auditorium (at Lemon Grove Academy)
Sunday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m.: UCSD Park and Market
Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m.: The George L. Stevens Senior Center (at Fourth District Seniors Resource Center)*
Saturday, November 12 at 12:00 noon: San Diego Public Library – Central Library*
Saturday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m.: Logan Heights Branch Library
Sunday, November 13 at 12:00 noon: Oceanside Civic Center Public Library
Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m.: Lincoln High School
Friday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.: CECUT Tijuana Cultural Center
Saturday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m.: Chula Vista Public Library – Civic Center Branch
Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m.: The Old Globe in Balboa Park
*Walk-ins by availability
Running time: Two hours with one intermission.
In addition, the Globe for All Tour will be performed for members of the following organizations:
San Diego Rescue Mission
Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch Library
Veterans Village of San Diego
Naval Base San Diego
Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility
California State Prison, Centinela
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility
St. Michael Chaldean Catholic Church
Since its inception, the Globe for All Tour has made theatre matter to more than 11,000 audience members by bringing free, live, professional productions of Shakespeare and shows from our mainstage to diverse, multigenerational audiences in neighborhoods throughout San Diego. This year, it will be performed in indoor venues connected to our Community Partners: military bases, homeless shelters, senior centers, correctional facilities, libraries, and anywhere people may not enjoy regular access to professional performing arts.
Globe for All is supported by The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, University of San Diego, and the Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists. The Old Globe’s arts engagement programs are supported by Price Philanthropies, Qualcomm, U.S. Bank, and Viasat. 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.