We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Walnut Street Theatre

825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5195
+1 215-574-3550
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Jerry's Girls

Jerry's Girls is a wonderful medley of Jerry Herman tines sung by three very talented and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
travelingbeachbum00
,
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
via mobile
OLDEST THEATRE IN US A MUST FOR PHILLY

Check out their shows, great for kids and family. My grandmother would take me there when I was a... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Joan T
Read all 332 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“nice theater” (10 reviews)
“great shows” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5195
City Center East
CONTACT
Website
+1 215-574-3550
Write a Review
Reviews (332)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 332 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jerry's Girls is a wonderful medley of Jerry Herman tines sung by three very talented and entertaining women. The costumes are very well done, the songs are engaging and performers are top notch. So glad we got to see this in the Independence Studio.

Thank travelingbeachbum00
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Check out their shows, great for kids and family. My grandmother would take me there when I was a child. I continued to go and had subscriptions. You will love it!

Thank Joan T
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Walked in on an opened evening. Found an amazing cozy musical, reminiscent of old school theater. Not the most comfortable, or plush seating; however, highly recommended to have a up and close theatrical experience with actors. There are no assigned seats, so it is recommended...More

Thank Golokseeker
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This beautiful historic theater is a great place to see shows The professional local theater group is talented and present many Broadway shows

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

A professional theater company that puts on very entertaining performances. The theater itself has a great history so leave a few minutes to browse at some of the artifacts on display.

Thank Clif-Lorraine H
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Subscriber for 10 years to the best theater for the most reasonable prices. Broadway shoes running for 6 weeks , unlike the Academy which only run 5 days. Therefore if you need to exchange, you have more options. Small theater upstairs as well running smaller,...More

Thank nickmac207
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to catch a show, whether it's the local theatre group of a visiting Broadway place, this historic theatre is an experience in itself.

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The Walnut St Theatre is one of the oldest in the US, is worth the visit. Our seats on this visit were in the Orchestra level, clean lines and good view. The theatre has refreshments with a bar, it keeps you from being parched and...More

1  Thank Pappasphilly
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

It is probably best that the audience for Laughter on the 23rd Floor was primarily senior citizens given this Neil Simon play is based on his experience as a young writer for the Sid Caeser show, a live comedy show. But given the current political...More

Thank judedude79
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Barra Rossa
140 reviews
.16 km away
Le Pain Quotidien
108 reviews
.09 km away
Ristorante La Buca
103 reviews
.20 km away
Fat Salmon Sushi
82 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Congress Hall
167 reviews
.41 km away
Washington Square Park
153 reviews
.30 km away
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution
69 reviews
.40 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Maria L
What is playing August 25, 2016
17 August 2016|
Answer
Response from Lulubelle1212 | Reviewed this property |
I just checked the theater's website and it looks like the theater is closed for the month of August. The next show listed is South Pacific on September 6, 2016.
0
Votes
Gene H
what will be playing 5-18-2016 to 5-23-2016?
6 March 2016|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from HJS51 | Reviewed this property |
Sister Act
0
Votes
C R
Hi if you buy tickets for the back row of the mezzanine is the view okay or is it restricted? Thanks
7 February 2015|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Salvatore D | Reviewed this property |
Its not the best, but still good. Theater is small, so unless you are in a far corner, you are fine. Enjoy!
0
Votes