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Because we believe the arts are and should be a central part of community life, the Globe offers free cultural events on its plaza. We call these programs AXIS. All AXIS events will be held on the Copley Plaza at The Old Globe from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Upcoming AXIS Events
Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! | Saturday, April 20
Manila Disco Fever in Concert | Thursday, May 9 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
San Diego's Gods of Comedy | Saturday, June 15 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Make Music San Diego, Featuring You Are Musical Project | Friday, June 21 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Tale of Despereaux Sensory-Friendly AXIS Event | Saturday, July 20 | Time TBA
Mexican Independence Day Celebration | Saturday, September 14
Day of the Dead | Sunday, November 3
Grinch Sensory-Friendly AXIS Event | December 2019 | Time TBA
Thank you for being a part of AXIS in 2018!
Over 16,350 people attended our free AXIS events at the Globe in 2018! This year’s performing arts series showcased music, dance, original plays from the community, mariachi concerts, performances, and classes in folkloric and jazz for kids. Plus our traditional sonnet reading to celebrate the birthday of our resident playwright, William Shakespeare, and our first ever sensory-friendly AXIS event with music and workshops. Look for our upcoming season announcement in January 2019 for more free activities for the whole family!