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Walnut Street Theatre

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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+1 215-574-3550

The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.

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Great theatre convenient to historical area

Our visit of course was colored by our enjoyment of the play we saw but the theatre itself was very nice and well maintained. We visited the box office the day of the play and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our visit of course was colored by our enjoyment of the play we saw but the theatre itself was very nice and well maintained. We visited the box office the day of the play and therefore qualified for half-priced tickets ($35 rather than $70 each).

Thank Maskotas
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and I went to see Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and we absolutely loved it. The cast was outstanding, and the show was clearly updated to fit the current times. A tip: if the show says it is sold out on the theater website, there are likely still tickets available through Ticketmaster. Beautiful theater with a professional cast.... More 

Thank Sofia425
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First this theatre is the oldest in the country over 200 years old. It's a beautiful building inside and out!! I am partial to old buildings. I have never seen a bad show. It's not a large theatre so you have a good view from any seat. If you don't like heights and have a hard time walking I don't... More 

Thank Neeneyv3
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have held a subscription with friends for about 5 years. The plays are reasonable well produced- some a bit kitschy, but for the price they are worth going to see. It's nice to support local theater; however, The Kimmel Center offers better produced shows, but at a higher cost. be sure to check out the discounted parking passes offered at... More 

Thank mythreechicas
Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Walnut Street Theatre's Sudio 3 production of Last of the Red Hot Lovers hits every note and and provide riffs beyond expectations. Karen Peakes reaches an apex in acting, playing three different characters. She sings every note and brings life to all three characters. Fran Prisco returns to the Walnut to give the best performance I've seen by him.... More 

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The theater is find but the production are generally poor quality. Although I have season tickets, I have found that they try but it has not improved in four years.

Thank J B
Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Wonderful, fun show! The music is so very memorable. The actors were great with super voices. The Munchkins were delightful!

Thank Sam W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The Walnut Street Theater is said to be the oldest continuously operating theatre in the English-speaking world and the oldest in the United States . They perform a wide variety of genres, and this time I saw and really enjoyed " The Wizard of Oz." It is not a huge theater, and you can see from every seat and this... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The theatre was small enough I think all Orchestra seats are good (cannot speak to the balcony as I didn't see it). I was thrown off with how quickly they said the theatre was closing after the play ended. I spoke with others outside of the bathroom who thought the same! Lots of toilets and clean however...

Thank LauraLazewski
Newark, Delaware
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

My husband surprised me for my birthday because he knows how much I love the theatre. Once the show began, within 15-20 minutes, I was falling asleep. Then , the lion was introduced into Dorothy's adventure down the yellow brick road to meet the Wizard. After that I was up and alert and really enjoyed the show. Don't remember the... More 

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