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Arden Theatre Company

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Address: 40 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215.922.1122
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Perfect season after season

We started coming to the Arden right after work over a decade ago and I still do not begrudge the push to get off work in time. Even if it means eating in the car on the way, both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We started coming to the Arden right after work over a decade ago and I still do not begrudge the push to get off work in time. Even if it means eating in the car on the way, both of us are always ready for a new experience, a perfect performance has been our consistent experience. Do not worry about... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Experienced the local revival of Sondheim's PASSION. Often considered differently by the critics versus the audiences, we had a very positive theatrical experience attributable to engaging performances and great staging of another type of love story well told by Sondheim.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

While our son was taking acting lessons at Arden we attended the matinee performance of Macbeth. Entrance to the theatre is a unique vibe as you weave your way under the arch of bleachers. Not a bad seat in the house. Sound & production quality -excellent. The dark storyline of MacBeth was enlightened with a modern twist and interpretation. Terrific... More 

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Pipersville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We took in Arden Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's Macbeth. It was promoted via NPR and it certainly did not let us down with quality. With its proximity to several restaurants - or you can have Arden have a restaurant meal waiting for you with planning - this is a great way to spend an evening downtown. Arden's production of... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been subscribers to the Arden Theatre for at least eight years and of the more than 35 plays we have seen, only one (The Seafarer in 2009) didn't make us feel that we had just seen a fantastic production. Maybe we were not in the mood for that style of play that day, but every other play we... More 

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Glenolden, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Just seen jungle book with grandkids at the Arden very good the only thing i didn't like was the drinks and snack that you buy there can not go in the theatre

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went to the Arden for a performance of "Under the Skin" sponsored by friends of our son's medical school, Cooper School of Medicine. It's a modern, light venue in the middle of downtown. The theater itself was intimate - several hundred people in the audience and the stage comes out and is surrounded by theatergoers on 3 sides, so... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Lovely venue. Good production. Nice location. Highly recommend.advance tickets recc. As many season ticket holders I would suspect since quality is high.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Last week I saw an exceptional performance of Great Expectations at the Arden Theatre. The seating had changed from the previous production and I found myself stepping into a different world. In this world each member of an outstanding cast played at least three or four different roles and did so beautifully. This is what makes the Arden so special.... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Went to see the current production of Great Expectations with a 6 person cast while on a combined business/pleasure trip to the great city of Philadelphia. Didn't know what to expect but had a great evening with barely a moment to catch breath. If this is typical of the productions at this small theatre tucked away in the old city... More 

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