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Arden Theatre Company

40 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215.922.1122
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Ranked #9 of 293 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Oct 13, 2014
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Kinnelon, NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
52 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
57 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have been subscribers for the past several years. Each season there is usually a musical, a new twist on a classic and some new works. The acting is excellent. Love the intimacy of the venue. Haven't enjoyed every single play but I like being exposed to different types of theater. The performances are thoughtful and well presented. Getting the... More

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

wonderful intimate theater,not a bad seat in the house. always a diverse choice of plays for the season, never disappointed.

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Philadelphia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
41 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to see the very original and funny staging of "Incorruptible". The theater is very small meaning everyone is pretty close to the stage. The only concern was the bleacher like seating with a lot of stairs to climb which may not be for everyone. Staff was attentive and helpful. They supply hearing devices if... More

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Philadelphia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

On the fringy edge of Old City, contemporary theater space with two stages presents great, often original productions. Great intermission snacks of brownies and other tasty treats and drinks. Excellent restaurants a few blocks away. A great day or evening out.

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