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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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Great intimate modern venue

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Herndon, Virginia
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Herndon, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Kinnelon, NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Wonderful production with creative staging and costuming that enhanced theater experience. This is a repratory theater and cast was outstanding. Theater is a bit old, but you won't care after a few minutes.

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New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

almost all the shows are good to outstanding. Some really good authors are featured. Acting is generally perfect

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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181 reviews 181 reviews
54 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Clean and comfortable seats. This venue is absolutely one of the best in Philadelphia. Located near Market Street and very accessible to the subway and bus stops.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

OK, it is all about the play. Really! The Arden Theatre is a great place to see live theatre at its best. There is a room off to the side where skits are performed and or food can be consumed. They also have from time to time theme parties where local establishments feature their wares while people mingle and have... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Not a bad seat in the house. Not same old plays. Not boring. It is fresh, with great actors. It does immerse you in story! It provides venue for high school kid's exposure to the world of theatre. It is absolutely worth a visit.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have been a subscriber for years at the Arden. Though I may not always enjoy a particular show, the Arden's productions are terrific. The talent (which is often local), is wonderful to watch in dramas (August Osage County), musicals (Sweeney Todd) or comedies (Incorruptible). They produce local writers (Michael Hollinger) as well as the very well known (Sondheim). Some... More 

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