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Walnut Street Theatre

825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
215-574-3550
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Ranked #25 of 294 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

When to the Walnut Street Theatre to see the musical comedy 9 to 5. Wonderful show with great cast. Beautiful venue. Highly recommend the show and the theatre.

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Cambridge
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

we were missing summer as we made our way through the gray gloomy days of October. And just in time, subscription tickets to see 9-5 at the Walnut Street Theatre. Okay, yes, the theme is a bit dated and HR has made the workplace more bearable for women ( yet we still make 78 cents on the make dollar) We... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This review is for Denise Whelan who gracefully portrayed the role of "Mari" in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. The acting for an intimate theatre had very little to hide and was indeed a pleasurable experience if you can actually see the beads of sweat on the actors' foreheads. The theatre itself is very small, with enough seating... More

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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97 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Had season tickets here when I lived in center city..best memory is back in early march on 1993 six degrees of separation was playing with the Marlo Thomas in the lead. So the first of f a series of "storms of the century" was socking the east coast. Everything was closed down except for the gay bars and the Walnut... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

While on holiday we went to see "I love you, you're perfect, now change!" and it was fantastic. We visited the theatre to buy tickets for the next day and the guy was good enough to tell us they are much cheaper to buy them on the day you want them and he checked to make sure there would be... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We attended July 5th - How to Succeed in Business Without Trying. The performance was excellent and we enjoyed every moment. Will be returning in the coming season.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just saw How to Succeed... and it was outstanding. The audience gave a well deserved standing ovation to the terrific cast. Have been going to this theater for years and love it. I would read the reviews prior to going because, even though most shows are outstanding, occasionally one just doesn't hit that high mark you expect from live theater.... More

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Cambridge
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We've had season passes here for yeats and enjoy front row mezzanine seats. Some other seats in the mezzanine do have very little legroom.Just saw How to Succeed in Business and by the end my face hurt from grinning. The original with Robert Morse opened in 1961 so yes it is dated but corporate America as in the song Company... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went for 'How to succeed in business without really trying' and i was really impressed! It is definitely broadway standard and i enjoyed myself tremendously. Highly recommended!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was an absolutely fantastic find! My wife and I went and saw “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” on a last minute ticket buy. A really small venue, literally three rows of chairs and the actors almost tripped across my feet once or twice as I was in the front row, but it was awesome! Acting was phenomenal,... More

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