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Walnut Street Theatre

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5195
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+1 215-574-3550

The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.

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Wizard of Oz Was Great!

Wonderful, fun show! The music is so very memorable. The actors were great with super voices. The Munchkins were delightful!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sam W
Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful, fun show! The music is so very memorable. The actors were great with super voices. The Munchkins were delightful!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Walnut Street Theater is said to be the oldest continuously operating theatre in the English-speaking world and the oldest in the United States . They perform a wide variety of genres, and this time I saw and really enjoyed " The Wizard of Oz." It is not a huge theater, and you can see from every seat and this... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The theatre was small enough I think all Orchestra seats are good (cannot speak to the balcony as I didn't see it). I was thrown off with how quickly they said the theatre was closing after the play ended. I spoke with others outside of the bathroom who thought the same! Lots of toilets and clean however...

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband surprised me for my birthday because he knows how much I love the theatre. Once the show began, within 15-20 minutes, I was falling asleep. Then , the lion was introduced into Dorothy's adventure down the yellow brick road to meet the Wizard. After that I was up and alert and really enjoyed the show. Don't remember the... More 

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Fulton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the Walnut Street Theater several times. Each performance is amazing. The latest one, The Wizard of Oz', is by far the best one I've seen! The performers were wonderful and the sets were outstanding! It's always a great place to go!

Thank Lynda H
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first time here - Wizard of Oz matinee. Wow, what a great troupe of actors (especially impressed with the children and Toto). The seats (though small) are very comfy. I don't think there was an empty chair in the entire place.

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bryn athyn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I've enjoyed some excellent performances here. The theater is on the small side so even the back seats are decent. It's the oldest theater in America, with an interesting history including that President Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette attended it's first theatrical production in 1812, the Rivals. The acoustics are good, and there are good restaurants within walking... More 

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I've always loved the music from South Pacific and it was great to see the walnut street put on this production. They did an fabulous job- we all thoroughly enjoyed the show and all the roles were very well casted. Loved it!!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

South Pacific was beautifully done. Despite its proximity to Broadway and the inexorable magnetism that deprives other places of talent, the acting and singing were great, and the cast was excellent and very well blocked and choreographed. Each of the leads, especially the Bloody Mary character, were spot on. The theme of tolerance is particularly meaningful in today's charged atmosphere.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Very historic old theatre in Philadelphia. We saw "South Pacific " this past saturday. It was an excellent show as have all the shows we have seen at the Walnut. They have the best performers in the area and the Walnut is a cut above the others.

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