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Walnut Street Theatre

Address: 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
Phone Number: 215-574-3550
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Ranked #22 of 169 Activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.

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Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Just love the Walnut Street Theater. Have season tickets and have not been disappointed yet. Have been attending performances for about 7 years. Never cease to be amazed by the staging.

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NJ
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have tickets to several plays this year at the Walnut Street theater and have been looking forward to it. The play we just saw was Private Lives by Noel Coward and it was a genre I generally enjoy. As a child I spent many a weekend day watching old movies from the 30's and 40's that were of the... More 

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We spent New Year's eve at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia. We enjoyed the wonderful production of "Mary Poppins". Beautiful stage designs, music and superb acting. It will always be a happy holiday memory for our entire family.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

As season subscribers to the historic Walnut Street Theatre, we enjoy every production, but Mary Poppins was a real stand-out. So much fun, so lively and what great costumes, dancing and singing. The lyrics of those songs stick with you for life! This stage play might be a little hard for young children to grasp, and it takes a little... More 

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pa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We actually saw Mary poppins at the Walnut. I took my granddaughter and family. We all loved the show. It was very good, and entertaining.

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

First time I was at this theater and I was pleasantly surprised. The theater itself is quaint. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. I stand at 4'11" so a lot of times I have a very hard time seeing past the head in front of me and although this isn't perfect, I didn't have much... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Ive seen a few plays at the Walnut Street Theater and have never been disappointed! Intimate seating, fine acoustics, and top-notch performers always delight. The history behind this theater adds to the unique ambiance.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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111 reviews 111 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife loves the theatre and so we go to as many shows as possible. Usually go to the Walnut St Theatre and the shows themselves are usually pretty good. If I had a complaint it would be that the place needs a good renovation. Seats are tired and cramped and the floors and walls need a good sprucing up.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I actually mistakenly became a member of the theater after thinking I was getting a great price to see shows at the Forrest Theater until I showed up 3 years ago and realized I was at the wrong place...best mistake I ever made!!!! I am now in my 3rd year and EVERY show has been great! There is no better... More 

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Founded in 1809 this is the oldest English speaking live performance playhouse in America - that is completely modernized! We took the grandkids to see "A Christmas Carol". The players did a wonderful job. We sat in the upper mezzanine and had perfect vision of the stage and could hear everything clearly. Handicapped? No problem - there was an elevator... More 

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