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“Elf” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Walnut Street Theatre

Walnut Street Theatre
Ranked #45 of 433 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Elf”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

Saw Elf with my mom and family friend in the WST last week. It was a great production, we really enjoyed it, and it was a nice theater, as well. Agree with some other comments - concessions are a huge rip-off. They will not let you bring in a beverage unless it's in their approved container (typical) - a soda in the approved souvenir cup was $6. Meh. They have candy and typical snacks for a markup of like 250%, but there are no signs that say you can't bring your own candy or snacks in, just be discreet. Otherwise, it was a nice visit and a very enjoyable experience!

Visited December 2013
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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“ELF!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

Went to see Elf here. Fantastic small cozy theater. Super easy to navigate. Staff is friendly and shows are always great!! The show was so charming and festive.

Visited December 2013
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Pottsville
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“nice theatre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

Very nice place to see a show but... What a concession rip-off. Ten dollars for a glass of wine! Please get back to what is important. This venue runs the danger of turning into a second-rate place looking to make a quick buck on waters and m&ms.

Visited December 2013
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Phila
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“worth it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

A wonderful small theater that is a class act. Shows are always good. Atmosphere is great. A treasure for the city.

Visited June 2013
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Mountainside, New Jersey
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279 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“In Time for Christmas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

The play ELF is the current production at this theatre. Take the babies, the old ladies and yourselves to see this wonderful show. The story is fun, the costumes charming and the actors very good. The lead, who plays Elf, was spectacular. He sings, he dances, he taps dances and does a great job. The supporting cast all have lovely voices. The scenery is more than just decorative. At the end we get to see Santa Claus. This is the perfect holiday outing for you and your family.

Visited December 2013
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