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Address: 265 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: 215 546 7824
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A great little theater located on Broad St

While staying at the Doubletree hotel next door, I decided to see a show on the spur of the moment. The Wilma theater was open with a new show so I decided to check out the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While staying at the Doubletree hotel next door, I decided to see a show on the spur of the moment. The Wilma theater was open with a new show so I decided to check out the venue. The show itself was $25 and the seats were big enough to hold most people. The theater was a little small which gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Wilma is an intimate theater, unusual for its placement of the audience on both sides of the stage. This allows for more seats with a close view of the action. I really don't think there is a bad seat in the house. A recent production we saw there was brilliantly staged, with the actors addressing both sides of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third play at the Wilma Theater. It's a very nice play house with quite unique plays. Ticket service was very quick and it has a cute lobby area with some seating and they sell snacks. I have enjoyed each play that I have seen here, especial the last one (The Hard Problem). The actors were excellent, and... More 

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

Wilma is one of several outstanding live theaters in Philadelphia that present intellectually stimulating fare. Living at the midpoint between Philly and NYC we much prefer to visit Philly for the theater - it is much less expensive than NYC. We had been subscribers to the Arden Theater (also in Philadelphia) for more than ten years and a few years... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I recently saw "Antigone" here -- outstanding, innovative performance. The ticket price was well worth the performance. While I expected a good performance I was really amazed at how it exceeded my expectations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have been attending Wilma regularly as subscribers for about 4 years. They are one of numerous small theaters in the Philadelphia area that provide a range of good repertory-style theater. (In fact we have been going regularly to another, Arden, less than a mile away for several years and they recommended Wilma when we wanted to increase the number... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It is a great theater! It is not overwhelming with its 300 or so seats, nice lobby cafe, convenient parking next door in Doubletree hotel. The tickets are reasonable due to a grant they received and there is a discount for students as well.They reach for somewhat ambitious repertoire and they assembled a good group of actors.Like everywhere in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Although an ardent admirer of the work of Tom Stoppard, his snarky & solipsistic "The Real Thing" didn't speak to me. Still a visit to the Wilma on Avenue of the Arts, which loves Stoppard - with more on tap next season - is an opportunity to experience serious professional theatre up close. Post-performance matinee conversations in the lobby that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Wilma theater specializes in Tom Stoppard and outdid themselves with the recent production of "The Real Thing". Well- directed, acted and staged it was riveting from beginning to end. Seating at the Wilma is universally comfortable and provides good site lines. The Wilma is only one of several great local theaters (The Arden, Suzanne Roberts and The Lantern come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Had the pure pleasure of spending an evening at Wilma Theater in Philly this week. What an amazing space, small venue and frienly staff and performers. It was almost like a private showing for us and a few close friends! In the heart of Avenue of the Arts, Wilma offers avante' garde, edgy and modern performances with a flair for... More 

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