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Community Nights at The Old Globe, formerly known as Affinity at the Globe, is a festive opportunity for theatre lovers who share an identity to connect over refreshments and conversation before enjoying a Globe production. These community spaces are intended for those who self-identify as a member of a particular community group. The Globe has committed to creating spaces for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQIA+ communities, and invites you to celebrate with the following shows.

Our BIPOC events and LGBTQIA+ events are designed for those who self-identify as part of those communities.

We can’t wait to see you there!


Duel Reality
Friday, July 12
LGBTQIA+ Theatre Night

This event was created as an uplifting space for LGBTQIA+ patrons to socialize and enjoy beverages and small bites before the production. In keeping with the Community Nights tradition of holding events for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQIA+ patrons, LGBTQIA+ guests and allies are welcome to join this event as well. We ask that this be a safe space for the community.

6:30 p.m.: Social mixer
Location: Craig Noel Garden at The Old Globe

8:00 p.m.: Production of Duel Reality
Location: Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center (just steps away from the event)

Cost: $50 with promo code DRCN24
Ticket includes: pre-show Community Night mixer with one drink, and theatre ticket

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Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt. 2B
Friday, August 2
BIPOC Theatre Night

Friday, August 9
LGBTQIA+ Theatre Night

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
Friday, September 13
BIPOC Theatre Night

Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors
Friday, October 4
LGBTQIA+ Theatre Night


Past Events


English: Iranian-American Community Night with the Persian Cultural Center
King James: Black Theatre Night with Black San Diego and SoulKiss Theater
Stir: Latiné Pride Theatre Night with TuYo Theatre
Fat Ham: BIPOC Theatre Night with San Diego Black Artists Collective and San Diego Black Pride
Fat Ham: Black Pride Theatre Night with San Diego Black Pride and SoulKiss Theater


Under a Baseball Sky with director James Vásquez
The XIXth with playwright Kemp Powers and director Carl Cofield
Exotic Deadly: Or the MSG Play with playwright Keiko Green and director Jesca Prudencio
Destiny of Desire with playwright Karen Zacarías and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Twelfth Night
Dishwasher Dreams