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Walnut Street Theatre

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Neighborhood: City Center East
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Address: 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: 215-574-3550
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The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.

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COnsistently Good Theater in Philadelphia

As a long term subscriber to Walnut Theater, I continue to be impressed with the quality of the shows they present. The acting is great, the sets are Broadway quality and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a long term subscriber to Walnut Theater, I continue to be impressed with the quality of the shows they present. The acting is great, the sets are Broadway quality and the performances always enjoyable. They provide a nice mix of drama, comedy and musicals. Try it if you have not been there.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walnut Street Theater is touted as the oldest theater in the US, but that is not why you should go. You should go because its productions are on par with NYC. I have seen many plays here, the latest, Harvey. Always, well cast, well acted, great sound, great costumes, and a stage and sets you cannot believe!! World class theater... More 

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Vineland, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This season has been terrific! The latest offering, Harvey, is a spot on production and the actors are outstanding. Ben Dibble is cast as the charming Elwood P. Dowd. He is supported by a cast of Philadelphia area actors and each shows what it means to be an actor's actor. The lines are delivered with aplomb and the stage business... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Walnut St Theater to see the play Harvey. While the theater is relatively small, the seating in the mezzanine was provided a very good view of all of the action on stage. It was also interesting that the actor who played the main character showed up in the audience immediately prior to the start looking for Harvey.... More 

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been a subscriber at the WST for 16 years and I cannot begin to describe the enjoyment I've received from the entertainment they provide. They have traveling show from Broadway plus their own productions. Whether you live in the area or plan to visit, I would suggest you spend the money and time to attend a show. You WILL... More 

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Wenonah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love coming to the WST. I have been a member for the last 5 years and love to share with my family and friends. The shows they put on are well done. Granted, its not Broadway, but it's close! I love the fact that I don't have to travel to NYC to see a show, but now have the... More 

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marlton nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

An historical venue designed when people were a lot smaller. Very tight seating and steep stairs. Comfort or lack of was the reason I did not rate my experience excellent. I am 6'2" and 225lbs., Smaller adults and children would have no difficulty. The Christmas Story was fantastic. Much better than I anticipated.

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

A most memorable evening visiting the oldest continuously operating theater venue in the English speaking world! The theater is small and intimate, with great seating everywhere, although I have to admit, our 2nd row center floor seats could not be beat! Clean, spacious, helpful staff, easy to get to and plenty of parking nearby, this should be a place on... More 

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Date night with the Bride. Pleanty of parking close to the theater. Go online search for parking around the theater; if you don't mind a short walk you can find deals. The seats inside the theater are a snug fit yet tolerable for the show. There are lockers for your coats should you not wish to bring them in with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is our 5th season at the Walnut Street Theater Kids Series. Our 8 year old enjoys it as much now as he did in the beginning. The stories are enjoyable and the hour show is perfect for that age group. A Christmas Carol is our favorite - every year!

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