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The Forrest Theatre

1114 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
800-447-7400
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Ranked #135 of 289 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Theaters
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Lititz
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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
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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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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

For those who are physically challenged, do NOT attend performances at the Forrest Theatre. There is NO elevator and the only lavatory is located on the ground level! Additionally, personnel in the box office will make no attempt to assist you.

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Galloway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a beautiful old theatre certainly and it does show it's age in some respects. Steep stairs and small seats with zero leg room. The shows are excellent however.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Beautiful old theater in the heart of Philadelphia. Not a bad seat in the house. Seats are comfortable, but those with long legs may feel a little cramped.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The seats are tight with little legroom, and depending on where you are seated, a tall person in front of you may leave you craning your neck for the rest of the night. But other than that, the theater was lovely, the staff were helpful, and the show was fantastic! Also beware, even if you arrive on time, if the... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Imagine your most cramped three hour plane ride ever. Divide your leg room on that flight by at least three. That will be your experience at the Forrest Theater, even though your seat may well cost more than a three hour flight. And on the flight you might have gotten free water and a bag of peanuts. At the Forrest... More

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