The Globe Theatre is the oldest functioning theatre in the Broadway Theater District. Since its opening in 1913 it has hosted top celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Charlie Chaplin.
Like most of the grand old theater palaces down on the downtown Broadway Theatre District, the Globe Theater is coming back after a period of decline. In 2011 it began a $5 million renovation of the theatre. It is currently undergoing a new set of renovations that, among other improvements, will return the upper 10 floors of the Beaux-Arts building to use. The formerly vacant floors will be converted in 47 units of live work lofts.
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The restoration will include two small bars and restoration of the facade and lobby to its original appearance. Whether the renovations are bring done as an official part of Councilman Jose Huizar’s Bringing Back Broadway initiative, or just in the general spirit of restoration that has brought new life to the Broadway Theatre District is not known to us.
Currently the Globe Theater promotes itself as a full service performance venue. Their roster of events ranges from live music, to DJ driven parties, burlesque and comedy acts and more.
The Globe Theatre is located at 740 S Broadway. For more information on upcoming events or rentals, visit the Globe Theater website.