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Walnut Street Theatre

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Neighborhood: City Center East
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Address: 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: 215-574-3550
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The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.

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Great Historic Theatre in Philly

Great place to see a show in Historic Philadelphia area. Many restaurants and parking close by. I continue to be a Subscriber in 2015 due to the good shows an reasonable prices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Joe S
Middletown, Delaware
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Middletown, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to see a show in Historic Philadelphia area. Many restaurants and parking close by. I continue to be a Subscriber in 2015 due to the good shows an reasonable prices.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The Walnut Theatre has entertained Philadelphians for over two hundred years. It has been remodeled many times and the current interior illuminates the luminaries who attend each production. The stage is archetypal with a proscenium arch and curtain. The audience sits in rapture on three levels in seats recently reupholstered. The ceiling once held a giant candelabra but now vaults... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Really enjoyed our show here in a very nice theatre. Worth booking if you are in town as booked no problem.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Top drawer talent from the multifaceted actors, musicians, sets and costumes. Great treatment of Cole Porters work in a beautiful old theater. High Society is playing through October of 2015. Don't miss it if you are in Philadelphia.

4 Thank Susan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This theater opened in 1809 and it's still wonderful, so they must be doing something right! In the last few years I have gone to several matinees at the WST. It's a beautiful old theater, with tickets fairly priced, if you compare Broadway. But you can't compare this theater to Broadway, because Philly has it's own special culture. The unique... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I had just arrived back in Philly and decided to visit Walnut street. A production of Amadeus was on it's very last night. I bought a ticket and sat mesmerized for 2 hours. The seat was great, the ushers were wonderful and information and this theatre is a treasure.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My husband, teenage daughter, and I went to see "Memphis" at the Walnut Street Theatre the last day of June. It's a very pretty, historic theatre and the show was fabulous. The singing was especially good. I would highly recommend seeing the Walnut Street Theatre, America's oldest theatre, est. 1809. What better way to do it than to see a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What an awesome show. Tickets were cheap and the seats were awesome. Planning on going back. Theater was very roomy and could always hear the actors well.

1 Thank Mida C
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The WST is said to be the "oldest continuously operating theatre in the English-speaking world and the oldest in the United States," yet the shows it brings in are entirely relevant to today's world. I saw "Memphis" and it was delightful to see the diversity in the audience. Young people were bouncing in their seats to the music. There's hope... More 

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Yet another memorable musical at the Walnut Street Theatre. Christopher Sutton is a force to be reckoned with and no wonder he is so frequently the leading male. His joy is like he cannot believe he gets paid to do this for a living.Kimber Sprawl adds soaring vocals as you are transported to the music and race relations in the... More 

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