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Walnut Street Theater consistly does a great job with its shows. Holiday Inn was no exception with... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Elkins Park PA
via mobile
A cozy Theatre

The Walnut Street is centrally located and close to several nice choices for lunch and dinner... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5195
City Centre East
+1 215-574-3550
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 August 2012

Love the theater, bartenders are awesome guys. The theater school is a great place for theater bound children. Barrymore's run by Rob is a great place to sit and have a pre-show & intermission drink. Angie is the woman to see with any seating problems.

4  Thank Alex B
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

The Walnut Theatre need to improve the seats, the seats size are probably from the time when the oldest theater in USA has been built. Other then that I wish they will have chosen better play then “The Humans”. The play itself lacks coherent story...More

2  Thank KitchenView
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Walnut Street Theater consistly does a great job with its shows. Holiday Inn was no exception with joyful and skillful dance and singing numbers. The sets and costumes- oh my over 200 fabulous costumes...attractive actors and actresses, all in a historic theater. What a treat!

Thank BobinPhilly
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The Walnut Street is centrally located and close to several nice choices for lunch and dinner. There is convenient parking in the lot adjacent to the theatre. We have been subscribers for about 8 years and especially enjoy the musical productions. They have never disappointed...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

This theatre is great. We had the chance to see Mama Mia. A great show with songs of ABBA. Not a bad seat in the theater. For prices it depends on where you sit. Staff is friendly

Thank MRP57
Reviewed 18 July 2018

My wife and two of our best friends attended the show Mama Mia. What a wonderful afternoon we had, enjoying the songs of Abba and the story line. We have seen the Broadway version and this was just as good even though it was done...More

1  Thank Ed M
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This is one of the things we renew every year. Price for the shows we see is very reasonable and we look forward to each show and taking the time to explore the many restaurants in the area. This year our favorites were Forum and...More

Thank JayG688
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The theater is a National Historic Landmark, and along with the performance of Mama Mia (great choreography) we enjoyed looking at the black and white photos of past performers at the theater. The first theatrical production was in 1812 and President Thomas Jefferson attended the...More

Thank ijr103
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We bought season pass' for 2017-2018 to the Walnut Street Theater, the oldest theater. We enjoyed most the shows, we totally forgot to see the show Humans but the best show of the season by far was Ma Ma Mia. While I enjoy the Walnut...More

Thank ShirleyE601
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Great theatre, incredible show and ticket prices very reasonable. In house prices also incredibly reasonable and they serve all drinks available to be brought into the play. Mamma Mia has a wonderfully gifted cast with local and national superstars!

Thank Haley F
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I was there with my daughter to see Mama Mia, Loved It! Much to my disappointment,once it finished , I stepped out and left my over coat. I ran back and to my disbelief I was not allowed back in to fetch it. I was...More

Thank Wilma B
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I see about a show a year at The Walnut Street Theatre and just recently saw Momma Mia with my wife and our moms. Although I generally find the acting and sets at this venue to be a little sophomoric, I am happy to report...More

1  Thank JoeD1960
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Rusty K
13 November 2018|
Response from Roving-Saint | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, Rusty, I have not seen that there. Any questions about the performance, I would either go on their website or call the box office.
19 July 2018|
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Response from 243bruceb | Reviewed this property |
Individual tickets range from $20 to $95 depending upon seating. However, if scheduling is a problem, you can buy a subscription and exchange your subscription date tickets for dates that match your needs. We often do that... More
Annette D
2 July 2018|
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Response from Roving-Saint | Reviewed this property |
I bought mine online, but a Google search gave box office hours as 10-6 every day except Sunday. If there is a performance on Sunday, it is open 10 until performance. Box office is open later on performance days.