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Walnut Street Theatre

825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5195
+1 215-574-3550
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1/2 price tickets day of show

What a great surprise when we walked in to get tickets that night. 1/2 price! The oldest theatre... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael P
Collinsville, Illinois
A Unique Experience

If you are visiting Philadelphia and want a taste of the dramatic arts, I urge you to check out the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“season tickets” (14 reviews)
“nice theater” (10 reviews)
“sister act” (7 reviews)
825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5195
City Center East
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great surprise when we walked in to get tickets that night. 1/2 price! The oldest theatre in the country! They were even selling jewelry in the lobby, and I picked up a lovely necklace. Nice theatre that shows a big production but also...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Philadelphia and want a taste of the dramatic arts, I urge you to check out the shows at the Walnut Street Theater. There are three theaters and each is a little different. I love the Independence 3 Studio, where you are...More

Thank CindyKWarrington
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a subscriber for years and I cannot get enough of this wonderful old theater. I saw Annie 2nd night to a standing ovation - it was really that good. The theater patrons are exceptional, all volunteers. Not a bad seat in the...More

Thank BigTimeTravelFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure to visit the theatre on a Sunday matinee. The grandkids (5 & 7) loved it. The theatre is very nicely located in the downtown area, cosy and not too big. Scrooge was great and we can only recommend this theatre

Thank Chris V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This theater is small, but it also offers great views from wherever you're seated as well. It was cold in there (frigid and windy outside) on the night we went, so make sure you're prepared. We saw Annie, and it was a great rendition with...More

Thank MeraKi25
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Living overseas I always look forward to stopping at IHOP and having a great breakfast. Food was fine but the store needs some care. A good deep cleaning might not be a bad idea. Waitresses and waiters were nice and helpful.

Thank Keri N
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

What a great, historic place. We began going to a few shows last season with friends. We are now subscribers. What a great plan .... five shows for the season for a couple for only $400. We have great seats, along with three other couples....More

Thank Terri F
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve been a subscriber for three years and think it’s a great deal for tickets in Philadelphia. Most of the plays are very well known and therefore do not disappoint. The theater usually have a great Christmas play as well. Tickets are much cheaper than...More

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I didn't know anything about this theatre before going to see A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, a classic Sondheim production. Apparently, its the oldest continuously running theatre in America! This year (2017) is the 209th season! I dare say its...More

1  Thank Sami L
Reviewed 13 October 2017

If you like comedy you will enjoy the Walnut's performance of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The main character, Pseudolus played by Frank Ferrante, is very well done and makes the play. The other actors are also strong and the...More

1  Thank travelingbeachbum00
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Maria L
17 August 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
6 March 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!