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Walnut Street Theatre

825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
215-574-3550
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Ranked #26 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
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Owner description: The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Philadelphia, PA
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255 reviews 255 reviews
76 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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
4 attraction reviews
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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Cambridge
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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