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Walnut Street Theatre

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

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Private Lives & The Walnut St. Theater

My wife and I visited Phila recently to celebrate her birthday and we had tickets to see the play Private Lives. It is billed as the funniest play ever. Funny thing though... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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new jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Should you be looking for an enjoyable play - avoid this one - two hous of bickering couples with few laughs and a lot of "what's the point - it goes on and on" Not worth the money - wait for Memphis to come there - that will blow you away.

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Lancaster, Pa.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I visited Phila recently to celebrate her birthday and we had tickets to see the play Private Lives. It is billed as the funniest play ever. Funny thing though, while we enjoyed it, British humor is very different from American humor. They enjoy play on words. Much of the audience was not breaking out into huge laughter... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The show was definitely a top notch performance, but not worth the $80+ price. There is no food available once you are inside the theater (besides some candy) and the drinks are extremely over priced.

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philadelphia
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I've been around the block a few times and seen a lot of theater in New York and elsewhere, and I still sold on the Walnut subscription. Even when I've seen the show elsewhere I'm almost always amazed that the Walnut can put its own stamp on things in a way that makes you happy

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New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great theatre. Most shows are really great. Private Lives was painful to watch. First act - terrible.

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The theater and actors were great, not a huge fan of this particular show, but we enjoyed the experience!

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Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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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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