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Walnut Street Theatre

825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
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Ranked #25 of 288 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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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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232 reviews 232 reviews
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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
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I would recommend that you obtain a subscription to all the shows as that makes the per ticket cost very reasonable. The shows are very well done and vary from season to season. The house is fairly small and there is not a bad seat.

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91 reviews 91 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The play itself was actually quite a quality show by very professional actors but the theater was ridiculously tiny, hot and uncomfortable. What's odd is there were at least two other theaters in the building not being used....you would have thought they would only use the one they used if everything was full. They anchored the chairs together so you... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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176 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Went to see How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and we were impressed with the calibre of the performances and sets. While the seats were fine they could add some rails for walking up and down the steep aisles.

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