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Address: 265 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5659
Phone Number: 215 546 7824
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Wonderful Theatre

Great theatre that doesn't kill your wallet. Tickets $25 and $10 (students with ID). Comfortable, easy to book, easy to get to. Production we saw not my taste, but companion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016
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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Great theatre that doesn't kill your wallet. Tickets $25 and $10 (students with ID). Comfortable, easy to book, easy to get to. Production we saw not my taste, but companion liked it. Would look for other venues here in a heartbeat.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The Wilma Theater produces several plays a season, mostly new plays by current playwrights, but sometimes a surprise, such as a Greek classic surprisingly staged or a Shakespeare play newly conceived. In virtually all their productions they deal with the tough questions of life -- not always easy to experience but well worth the trip. Their tickets are reasonable (currently... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

While staying at the Doubletree hotel next door, I decided to see a show on the spur of the moment. The Wilma theater was open with a new show so I decided to check out the venue. The show itself was $25 and the seats were big enough to hold most people. The theater was a little small which gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

The Wilma is an intimate theater, unusual for its placement of the audience on both sides of the stage. This allows for more seats with a close view of the action. I really don't think there is a bad seat in the house. A recent production we saw there was brilliantly staged, with the actors addressing both sides of the... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

This was my third play at the Wilma Theater. It's a very nice play house with quite unique plays. Ticket service was very quick and it has a cute lobby area with some seating and they sell snacks. I have enjoyed each play that I have seen here, especial the last one (The Hard Problem). The actors were excellent, and... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Wilma is one of several outstanding live theaters in Philadelphia that present intellectually stimulating fare. Living at the midpoint between Philly and NYC we much prefer to visit Philly for the theater - it is much less expensive than NYC. We had been subscribers to the Arden Theater (also in Philadelphia) for more than ten years and a few years... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I recently saw "Antigone" here -- outstanding, innovative performance. The ticket price was well worth the performance. While I expected a good performance I was really amazed at how it exceeded my expectations.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have been attending Wilma regularly as subscribers for about 4 years. They are one of numerous small theaters in the Philadelphia area that provide a range of good repertory-style theater. (In fact we have been going regularly to another, Arden, less than a mile away for several years and they recommended Wilma when we wanted to increase the number... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It is a great theater! It is not overwhelming with its 300 or so seats, nice lobby cafe, convenient parking next door in Doubletree hotel. The tickets are reasonable due to a grant they received and there is a discount for students as well.They reach for somewhat ambitious repertoire and they assembled a good group of actors.Like everywhere in the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Although an ardent admirer of the work of Tom Stoppard, his snarky & solipsistic "The Real Thing" didn't speak to me. Still a visit to the Wilma on Avenue of the Arts, which loves Stoppard - with more on tap next season - is an opportunity to experience serious professional theatre up close. Post-performance matinee conversations in the lobby that... More 

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