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Walnut Street Theatre

825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
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Ranked #25 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.

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Philadelphia, PA
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242 reviews 242 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We thought we had bought tickets to a different show, so we were a little apprehensive when we first arrived. But the acting was tremendous, and the play were very entertaining. It was nice to be up close and personal with the actors and the play. We left the show very happy that we had seen this show instead of... More

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Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Rarely have I been disappointed in the WST productions and this year they have all been exceptional. Even plays I've seen before or had expectations that they would be "just okay" were great! The seats are somewhat tight which is due to the age of the theatre, but to me the most important aspect is the quality of the plays... More

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Suffolk, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Go the day of the show for half-price tickets at the box office. Students are $20. Show up in whatever you are wearing. There will be everything from jeans to Tuxedos. The theater is fabulous not only for any show but the history and intimacy. We saw Mary Poppins with 6 people ages 14-88 including 2 very reluctant college boys.... More

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Bad Jews not good Acting was fine Stereotypical characters: self-hating Jew, Holier than thou Jew, Indecisive Jew, & shiksa

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

oldest continuing theater in America.. Performances are top notch. Shows vary with both dramas and musicals being performed. experienced actors many many photos of the most well known actors and performers in the world {all of the Barrymores, Emmett Kelly, Van Johnson, and so many many more. well worth seeing their shows..

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

When to the Walnut Street Theatre to see the musical comedy 9 to 5. Wonderful show with great cast. Beautiful venue. Highly recommend the show and the theatre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

we were missing summer as we made our way through the gray gloomy days of October. And just in time, subscription tickets to see 9-5 at the Walnut Street Theatre. Okay, yes, the theme is a bit dated and HR has made the workplace more bearable for women ( yet we still make 78 cents on the make dollar) We... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This review is for Denise Whelan who gracefully portrayed the role of "Mari" in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. The acting for an intimate theatre had very little to hide and was indeed a pleasurable experience if you can actually see the beads of sweat on the actors' foreheads. The theatre itself is very small, with enough seating... More

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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246 reviews 246 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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32 helpful votes 32 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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