Walnut Street Theatre
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The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
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Neighborhood: City Center East
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  • 8th St • 5 min walk
  • 8th St • 5 min walk
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4.5
396 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
118
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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sharonpati
Philadelphia, PA138 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Shrek The musical. The walnuts and it's actors and staff exceeded all expectations with this musical. It was so well done I enjoyed myself immensely. Really funny and talented. I have been a subscriber for many years this is one of my favorite shows
Written January 7, 2020
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tms215
Philadelphia, PA582 contributions
Oct 2022
Splurge for the better seats. It’s worth it. Spectacular show lineup. Parking next door or down the block. Good restaurants within walking distance. Bars on each floor and clean, spacious bathrooms. A great spot to see a matinee
Written November 8, 2022
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Susan S
Philadelphia, PA1,061 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Top drawer talent from the multifaceted actors, musicians, sets and costumes. Great treatment of Cole Porters work in a beautiful old theater. High Society is playing through October of 2015. Don't miss it if you are in Philadelphia.
Written September 11, 2015
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Michael F
King of Prussia, PA1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
Don’t be fooled by the reviews. The shows come in and are not a fltefection of the theatre. The staff is rude and will not assist you with problems. Do yourself a favor and find another show at one of Phillies better theaters. You will not be happy here. The management is never available and you will lose your money!
Written January 31, 2020
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Pat S
Cinnaminson, NJ164 contributions
Oct 2012 • Couples
we've attended many performances at the Walnut Street Theater. They are always very well done and entertaining. They do a great job with the scenery and the actors are all top notch. Only down side is the seating. The seats are very tight and although I am 5 foot 6 my knees hit the seat ahead of me. If you go in the winter you can sit on your coat or wear something light as there's really no room for coats or purses.
Written October 13, 2012
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Armen Pandola
Paris, France122 contributions
Dec 2019
If you are looking for great theater without going top NYC, this is it. Musicals, classics, contemporary, you will find it all here.
Written January 19, 2020
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Susan S
Philadelphia, PA1,061 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
I LOVE A PIANO was a fast paced musical with a talented cast and music by Irving Berlin--all in a small, 80-seat theater upstairs at the much bigger Walnut Street Theater. If you are in Philadelphia during this run, don't miss it.
Written May 2, 2015
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mcmila211
Gilbertsville, PA2 contributions
Oct 2019
Great production that stuck to the original story with some fun musical numbers. The cast was excellent and the "Puttin' on the Ritz" tap dance number was fabulous!
Written November 5, 2019
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wstmark
Philadelphia, PA69 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
The best theatre company in Philadelphia. Spectacular productions in an intimate setting. And affordable for all.
Written May 1, 2019
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Scotchfox
Barrington, NJ17 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Had a really fun night. First time my daughter went to see a comedy play in a theatre. It’s not a big venue but we did not suffer for view. Would recommend for an experience that is budget friendly and easy to get to from the train. The production quality was well done.
Written January 16, 2019
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