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Globe Experiences turn your donation to The Old Globe into an exclusive, exciting theatre adventure that takes you or a lucky recipient “behind the curtain” with our actors, artists, and crew. These limited opportunities only come around once a year! To inquire about or purchase a Globe Experience, contact Development Communications Manager Matthew Williams at (619) 231-1941 or mwilliams@TheOldGlobe.org.
Globe Experiences are tax-deductible contributions, minus the fair market value listed for each item.
A one-of-a-kind experience for music lovers. Attend the sitzprobe for a Seuss musical – the first rehearsal where the singers and musicians are integrated. Watch the director, actors, conductor, and orchestra bring the magic together for either Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! in late October 2017 or Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax in late June 2018 (dates TBA).
Two available. For up to two people. Fair market value is priceless.
Travel far behind the curtain, all the way to the Globe’s Technical Center in Southeast San Diego! Join the set crew in helping build or paint set pieces for one of the Globe’s fabulous productions – and later see your handiwork displayed on our stage! You will also enjoy a tour of the Globe’s scene shop and extensive costume and prop storage warehouse.
One available. For up to two people. Subject to crew member availability. Fair market value is priceless.
Spend an entire performance shadowing a crew member backstage during the 2017-18 season. Watch as an elaborate Globe staging unfolds from behind the curtain to create the theatrical magic you see from your seats in the house.
Three available. For one person. Valid during the 2017-18 winter season. Subject to availability. Fair-market value is priceless.
Looking for a unique way to treat your loved one? Birthday, anniversary, graduation, engagement – celebrate any special occasion with a pair of luxury tickets to the Globe production of your choice. Your premier package begins with complimentary valet service and includes pre-show access to the VIP Lipinsky Family Suite. You will be treated to a champagne toast and recognition of your special occasion by way of a personalized message or slideshow on our flat screen television. Another special treat – chocolates, roses, or similar gift corresponding to your celebration – will be waiting at your theatre seats when the show starts. During intermission, enjoy complimentary drinks in the Suite or at Lady Carolyn’s Pub. The perfect way to celebrate a special night in Balboa Park!
Unlimited number of packages offered. Includes two tickets to the production of your choice, subject to availability and excluding opening nights. Purchaser must provide messaging/photos for personalized screens. Purchaser input is welcome in tailoring the experience to suit your occasion. Fair market value is $300.
See inside the Globe's renowned costume shop and extensive “shoe closet” as you enjoy an afternoon learning what it takes to create our costumes – from idea to sketch to final fitting and performance – all through the eyes of two women who make it all happen: Costume Director Stacy Sutton and Associate Costume Designer Charlotte Devaux. Follow up this priceless opportunity with a catered lunch with Charlotte in the Globe’s Lipinsky Family Suite.
One available. For up to six people. Subject to costume staff availability. Fair market value is $200.
The perfect holiday gift, this package provides one lucky adult or child an exciting opportunity to shine on stage in a walk-on role during this year's Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, which celebrates its landmark 20th year of production at the Globe this winter. Enjoy a full set of activities around a performance of San Diego's beloved holiday classic, including four complimentary VIP tickets to the show, rehearsal with the cast, a personal costume fitting, photos with cast members, and your moment in the spotlight!
Two available. Walk-on actor must be age 9 or older and available in advance for a costume fitting. Must attend a scheduled rehearsal (possibly earlier on the day of the walk-on) and follow instructions of stage manager and staff. Walk-on date is subject to ticket and crew availability in November. Fair-market value of benefits is $450.
Own a piece of the Globe forever! You will receive a beautifully hand-crafted costume from Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, personally installed for display in your home by a professional from the Globe costume shop. Included is a signed, framed rendering of an original costume design for Robin Hood! by Tony Award winner Gregg Barnes. Be the envy of your guests when they see a beautiful Globe costume as your newest piece of home décor.
One available. Limited to a preselected costume from Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood! Fair market value is $250.
Join Old Globe Associate Artistic Director Eric Keen-Louie during the National Association of Musical Theatre’s 29th Annual Festival of New Musicals, taking place in New York City on October 17 & 18, 2017. This two-day package includes an industry-exclusive event, shortened presentations of eight new musicals, and a songwriter’s showcase and reception. Lunch with Eric is included, and two complimentary VIP tickets to a Broadway show will be coordinated to coincide with this trip.
One available. For up to two people. Does not include airfare or hotel accommodations. Must be available to be in New York during October 17 and 18. Tickets to Broadway show will be booked to align with this date range. Please redeem this offer immediately upon receipt. Fair market value is $1,610.
Give a very special gift to 20 San Diego County children in need. With your generous sponsorship, a group of kids from one of the Globe’s partner organizations will have a carefree day at the Globe, enjoying an exclusive Seussian meal prior to a performance of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (in November/December 2017). They will also enjoy a visit from the Grinch and children's activities. You are welcome to join in the fun and celebrate the winter or summer season with an enthralled group of children!
One available. Catering and tickets for 20 children plus yourself. Subject to ticket and facilities availability. To be redeemed during the first two weeks of the run of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Fair-market value of benefits is $3,000.
A truly VIP experience every time you visit the Globe. Enjoy exclusive benefits for a full year as a Circle Patron member at the Director level, including valet parking, access to the Lipinsky Suite Circle Patron lounge, personalized ticketing services, access to Broadway and London house seats, waived fees and upgrades, and dozens of members-only events where you can interact with Globe artists and go behind-the-curtain. Your deluxe package includes lunch with Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein at Mister A’s and the chance to view a Globe show from within the stage manager booth – a rare chance to see behind-the-scenes action as a story unfolds onstage.
Unlimited available. For up to two people in the same household. Includes all publicized benefits for Director Circle Patron members for one year. Broadway and London house seats subject to availability. Fair market value is $761.
Enjoy a private dinner for 30 on the main stage of the world-renowned Old Globe Theatre. Treat your party to a night to remember with a three-course, seated dinner on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Catering by The Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, complimentary valet parking for your guests, live music, and thematic linens and florals all add up to an evening you’ll never forget.
One available. For 30 people. Catering, wine, floral and rental credit of $6,000. Donor may upgrade and cover additional expense. Subject to theatre availability. Fair-market value of benefits is $7,500.
PHOTO CREDITS: Onstage Dinner on the set of Guys and Dolls (2017); photo by Douglas Gates. Barry Edelstein speaking at the 2017 Old Globe Annual Meeting; photo by Douglas Gates. Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, courtesy of The Old Vic; photo by Manuel Harlan. Tree lighting ceremony for Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2014); photo by Bob Ross. Costume design for Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood! (2017); artwork by Gregg Barnes. Stage combat in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (2013); photo by Michael Lamont.