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Arts Engagement AXIS Events

Upcoming AXIS Events

Realizing our commitment to making theatre matter to more people, AXIS offers free cultural programs on the Globe’s Copley Plaza, led by local artists and craftspeople. The Globe’s unique physical location—and now our social media platforms—are participatory art venues where we make opportunities for connectivity and creative placemaking. AXIS is an effort to broaden our concept of audience by encompassing diverse, multigenerational constituencies from communities across San Diego County.

This year’s lineup includes:

  • Friday, July 30, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Word Up! Live;
  • Saturday, July 31, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Fit Body by Ashley All-Ages Dance Class;
  • Friday, August 6, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Word Up! Live;
  • Tuesday, August 10, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Clean Comedy Happy Hour;
  • Saturday, August 14, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Maraya Movement Workshop;
  • Friday, August 20, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Word Up! Live;
  • Saturday, August 28, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Movement Enthusiast Physical Workshop with Disco Riot;
  • Tuesday, August 31, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.: SoulKiss Night at the Globe;
  • Friday, September 10, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Word Up! Live.

All AXIS and Word Up! Live events are now general-admission with no tickets required. Guests will be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Word Up! Live events will also be simulcast for free through The Old Globe’s YouTube channel, so everyone can enjoy this exciting collaborative theatre-making event.

Some of these events involve hosts and audience members engaging in physical activities, but guests will be socially distanced throughout so they can safely take part in the fun.

The Arts Engagement Department continues to make theatre matter across San Diego through its private offerings. These include Community Voices playwriting workshops, in partnership with Oceanside Library and the Fourth District Seniors Resource Center, and Reflecting Shakespeare, which continues its transformative program at California State Prison, Centinela in Yards A to D through its Reflecting Shakespeare Correspondence Course and Reflecting Shakespeare TV.

Additional online programming can be found here.

Arts engagement programs at The Old Globe are generously supported in part by The James Irvine Foundation, Qualcomm, and the Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists. Community Voices programs are supported by Subaru of El Cajon. Digital programs at The Old Globe are generously supported by lead sponsor The Conrad Prebys Foundation. What Is Theatre Now? is sponsored in part by Bank of America. The Old Globe’s Resident Artist Program is made possible in part by Theatre Forward and the Bank of America ACTivate Awards.