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Walnut Street Theatre

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Address: 825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5195
Phone Number: 215-574-3550
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The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.

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Sister Act

Great show. Up and dancing with the cast. The actors were all amazing, especially their voices. We got a subscription for another year. Not far from our NJ home and parking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
diandgary2014
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Marlton, New Jersey
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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great show. Up and dancing with the cast. The actors were all amazing, especially their voices. We got a subscription for another year. Not far from our NJ home and parking right next to the theater.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice theater comfortable clean and accommodating good sound indivisibility from just about all seats as far as I could tell

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Thank 2Bige257
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a little old but a very nice theater for plays. Just the right size to be intimate. Every seat in the house is good. Ticket prices are quite reasonable as well.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I went to see Sister Act with my daughter at this theater. I am not a fan of driving to Philly but Walnut Street Theater is relatively easy to find with accessible parking within easy walking distance. Every seat gives a great unobstructed view of the stage and the acoustics are good too. Drinks and snacks are available on each... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

They put on 5 plays a year. Usually a couple musicals and dramas. They are well done. They also have a smaller theatre on the 3 rd floor. They have good plays their Aldo. They have plays for kids as well. They have a theatre school , I case you want to be an actor. They have theatre camps for... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We just saw Sister Act 2 at the Walnut Street Theater ... What a lively show!! Music, acting, and costumes were exceptional ...and it's a lovely theater. If you go plan an evening by hitting dinner first. Parking next door , restaurants up and down the streets ...just pick one!! We tried Jones last night and were delighted with the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A really great play in the small theatre upstairs (85 seats). The play had two actresses playing Patsy and an avid fan, and two band members that were amazing. I didn't think I'd enoy this since, although I knew of her music, I figured it'd be a boring renditon of tunes. It was a great performance, The actress was an... More 

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Manville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Visited for a Sunday matinee (Sister Act). We were seated in the Orchestra section so we had great visibility to everything going on on stage. The seating is packed closely and the seats are low (not so unusual for the theater), so it's not the most comfortable setting. However, the ticket takers and seat guiders were all very pleasant and... More 

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Manasquan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

If I was rating the performance I'd give 5 Stars. However, rating the theater is an entirely different story. While there quite possibly may not be a bad seat for the view of the stage, There is also very probably not a comfortable seat in the theater. I sat front center mezz. and was so cramped my feet started to... More 

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Visited Walnut Street Theater to see Sister Act. What a wonderfully restored theater! Every seat comfortable and great view of stage. We chose third row right. Wonderful night.....play was great..cast superb! Standing ovations!

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