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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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Memphis

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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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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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I'm lucky enough to work near the Walnut Street Theater so it's easy for me to take advantage of their "day of show half price" deal. Any tickets left on the day of the show are sold at half price if you know the code, which is posted right on their website. We saw Memphis a few nights ago and... More 

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I am simply blown away with the talent at the Walnut Street Theater. I travel to Philly once a year and have taken in a performance each time. I've gotten great tickets even taking advantage of the half price tickets available on the day of the show. The history of the theater is a plus!

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Address: 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: 215-574-3550
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East

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