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Walnut Street Theatre

825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5195
+1 215-574-3550
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Nice theater in Philly

We had a lovely time at the Walnut Street Theatre, courtesy of a Yelp Elite event (final rehearsal... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2013
London, Canada
Season Ticket Holder is Happy

Oldest Theater in America! I have NEVER seen a bad production here! Top notch talent, beautiful... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5195
City Center East
+1 215-574-3550
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We had a lovely time at the Walnut Street Theatre, courtesy of a Yelp Elite event (final rehearsal for Good People). The theatre looks small, but can pack 1000+ people. It's clean. The sound system was great. The actors / actresses' voices projected well into...More

Thank mcolt06
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Oldest Theater in America! I have NEVER seen a bad production here! Top notch talent, beautiful set design and reasonable prices make this home town visit a must!

Thank ladysinger719
Reviewed April 11, 2013

always something worth seeing .....some great productions have been done here! there is more to Walnut Street than just the main theater...have also enjoyed performances in their upstairs more intimate space..

Thank petitepatti
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Been there to see 'Good People' end of March. What an amazing cosy theatre. The oldest in US! Must visit. Not cheap so pick your date carefully.

Thank Derya K
Reviewed April 7, 2013

This historic theatre is also home to a great theatre company. Broadway shows at their best. Always something great on all year long. I love their big musicals on the mainstage.

Thank wstmark
Reviewed March 30, 2013

I have been going to the Walnut Street Theater for over 20 years and have enjoyed it thoroughly. I really enjoy the musicals. They have done an excelent job over the years offering a variety of shows.

Thank cvhclay
Reviewed March 26, 2013

For five years, we have been subscribing members of WST. Considering the theater is over 200 years old, we are newbees. We enjoy the first rate acting, excellent and creative set designs, and atmosphere. The Barrymore cafe downstairs is a great place enjoy a snack...More

1  Thank Bily_Bob
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The Walnut Street Theater is a small intimate space that has excellent quality theater that can be enjoyed from any seat. They have musicals, drama and a snack bar to relax before the show. In addition, they sell memontos and jewelry while you wait for...More

Thank puffy6
Reviewed March 6, 2013

The Walnut Street Theatre is a GEM! It's history is displayed along the walls and I find it amazing how many Actors/Actresses I recognized. The play was professionally performed by a talented cast. A delightful evening was had by all.

Thank luv2travlafar
Reviewed March 5, 2013

The show was great, the seats were mostly comfortable, the parking was a little tricky...all in all, a fine experience.

Thank Lauren S
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Maria L
August 17, 2016|
Response from Lulubelle1212 | Reviewed this property |
I just checked the theater's website and it looks like the theater is closed for the month of August. The next show listed is South Pacific on September 6, 2016.
Gene H
March 5, 2016|
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Response from Salvatore D | Reviewed this property |
Its not the best, but still good. Theater is small, so unless you are in a far corner, you are fine. Enjoy!