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Walnut Street Theatre

825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
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Ranked #26 of 281 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
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Reading, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We attended July 5th - How to Succeed in Business Without Trying. The performance was excellent and we enjoyed every moment. Will be returning in the coming season.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just saw How to Succeed... and it was outstanding. The audience gave a well deserved standing ovation to the terrific cast. Have been going to this theater for years and love it. I would read the reviews prior to going because, even though most shows are outstanding, occasionally one just doesn't hit that high mark you expect from live theater.... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We've had season passes here for yeats and enjoy front row mezzanine seats. Some other seats in the mezzanine do have very little legroom.Just saw How to Succeed in Business and by the end my face hurt from grinning. The original with Robert Morse opened in 1961 so yes it is dated but corporate America as in the song Company... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went for 'How to succeed in business without really trying' and i was really impressed! It is definitely broadway standard and i enjoyed myself tremendously. Highly recommended!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was an absolutely fantastic find! My wife and I went and saw “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” on a last minute ticket buy. A really small venue, literally three rows of chairs and the actors almost tripped across my feet once or twice as I was in the front row, but it was awesome! Acting was phenomenal,... More

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I would recommend that you obtain a subscription to all the shows as that makes the per ticket cost very reasonable. The shows are very well done and vary from season to season. The house is fairly small and there is not a bad seat.

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88 reviews 88 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The play itself was actually quite a quality show by very professional actors but the theater was ridiculously tiny, hot and uncomfortable. What's odd is there were at least two other theaters in the building not being used....you would have thought they would only use the one they used if everything was full. They anchored the chairs together so you... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Went to see How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and we were impressed with the calibre of the performances and sets. While the seats were fine they could add some rails for walking up and down the steep aisles.

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I have been a subscriber for many years and love coming here for shows-especially the musicals! The price for my entire season is less than going to a show on Broadway. The theatre is small but quite comfortable ( seats much better than the Forrest Theater or Academy of Music if you have balcony seats). This is one of the... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A few years ago, my husband surprised me with an anniversary weekend in Philadelphia complete with tickets to the Walnut Street Theater. I was totally surprised as he just does not do this type of thing! We love live theater having discovered professional theater while stationed overseas but after spending a fortune a few times in NYC, we just couldn't... More

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