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Beyond the stage is where our work begins.

When a fire burned The Old Globe to the ground in 1978, it sparked something else: a passion in our city. Children donated money from their paper routes. Strangers held fundraisers. And together, we rebuilt.

That spark still lights our way today. It drives us to do more than put on shows. It inspires us to enrich our community beyond our four walls.

One world-class production at a time, we entertain San Diegans and fuel the local economy. We tell stories that spark new perspectives, and we train the artists who will stage them. We represent cultures and listen to voices that reflect our vibrant and diverse city.

And we don’t just act. We interact. We create theatre in places where it’s seldom seen: community centers, shelters, correctional facilities, and beyond, making theatre accessible to all. We serve the public through theatre.

Our programming touches lives and lifts spirits—so that we might all find joy, beauty, and vulnerability within ourselves, each other, and the world around us.

We make theatre matter, to more people and in more places.

Join us in theatre that lives beyond the stage.

Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein says the ultimate goal is to take theatre “beyond the stage.”

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From free playwriting workshops to humanities programming, find out about the many ways we are making theatre in multigenerational communities across the region.

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