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The Forrest Theatre

Address: 1114 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 800-447-7400
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Ranked #128 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Theaters, Other
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Ambler, Pennsylvania, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This from a petite 5-footer: be prepared to be totally smushed as you watch your next performance at the Forrest. It had better be a good show (and Book of Mormon was just that) to get me back into those seats!

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I bought a ticket to see Book of Mormon and know that I will never return to the Forrest again. The ticket, which cost in excess of $100. had me sitting in an upper row that had no room for my legs. I had to sit with them to the side, switching back and forth so as not to disturb... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

From the outside the theatre looks very nice, but not too fancy. Once inside, given its age, it is much more classically plush than the outside might lead you to believe. Seats are comfortable, but not overly so. As is typical in most theatres, tall or large people will be a little tight on space. Not uncomfortably so, but enough... More

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Pennsville, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to see The Book of Mormon at the Forrest Theatre. My mother and I enjoy going to plays and musicals so I have been to several theaters. I found the Forrest Theatre to be a nice experience. The seats were comfortable and the building is beautiful! We had seats in the front row of the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

As a wheelchair user my experience with accessibility at the Forrest Theatre, an old theatre, was pretty good. Entry was easy from the street, no steps, an easy grade. Wheelchair seating is limited to the orchestra (1st floor) level. We took the less expensive seats which were the furthest left seats about row 8 (furthest right also has wheelchair seating.... More

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Lititz
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Forrest Theater is a beautiful old theater that runs Broadway quality shows. We saw The Book of Mormon which was terrific. The seats are a little tight plus it was a bit warm with all those bodies squished in so personally. The ladies' room has an inadequate number of stalls, but that is almost universal, especially for an old... More

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Kennett Square, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We've seen several shows here over the past 20 years and have enjoyed each one. Other reviewers are correct with steep inclines and tight seats, but we always seat comfortably in ours ( 5'9" and 5'2") We saw several folks that couldn't fit in their seats that needed to stand in the back of the theatre. We made a mistake... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Went to see the Book of Mormon. The show was hilarious. Every seat is a great seat. We did lower mezzanine and our view was exceptional. The sound was a bit loud. At intermission we bought two glasses of wine, one soda and one water = $58.00!! At that to the $684.00 I paid for four tickets and $25.00 for... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Purchased an aisle seat thinking it would provide more room for my husband. Aisle seats in the top level are hemmed in with metal structures designed to provide handholds for people going up the steep steps. Even for a relatively smaller person the seats were very tight. If they made the seats bigger it would be a great place. Don't... More

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Wenonah, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We bought aisle seats hoping my very tall soon could find some leg room. No way. My husband who is just over 6 feet tall had to get up mid performance because of a legroom. I'm 5'2 and felt I was perfect for the amount of leg room. So, if you are 5'3 or above, you are going to be... More

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