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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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.

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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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Philadelphia Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Any time you get the opportunity to see a performance at the Walnut Street Theatre, take it! The history of the place is quite interesting. It is a smaller theatre but the intimate surroundings make you feel part of the event.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Older but very nice theater. Truly no "bad" seats in the house due to it's configuration and size. Parking is an issue, but no different than any other city. Close to fabulous restaurants and bars. Relatively easy access when arriving by car from out of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've be a season subscriber for years. Each year,the plays get better and better and the cast is always superb. Such talent, many of them local or WST alum. It is easily accessible to public transportaton. Parking at several locations within walking distance and restaurants galore to choose from pre or post show. Seating is comfortable. Just saw Memphis and... More 

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

Walnut street theater is a historical Phila landmark! Great old fashion setting, could use some updating but the charm is in the details. Acoustic are good, of course you must pick your show carefully so many come thru Phila! They offer a nice season package if you like the theater its a good deal. You can find it on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I have to admit I was a little disappointed in the appearance of the theatre itself, I was expecting a decadent old theatre house but alas it is not. However, this slight disappointment was made up by the fabulous performance of Memphis that we experienced. Bravo. There is a lot of history on the walls to be read, so get... More 

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