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Walnut Street Theatre

825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5195
+1 215-574-3550
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Members insuring we go to the theater. Super Bargain.

This is one of the things we renew every year. Price for the shows we see is very reasonable and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JayG688
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A Theater With History

The theater is a National Historic Landmark, and along with the performance of Mama Mia (great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ijr103
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Des moines, IA
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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)
“wizard of oz” (4 reviews)
“great cast” (4 reviews)
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825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5195
City Centre East
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently saw the musical Mamma Mia at the historical Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia. It is the oldest theater in the United States and is a National Historic Landmark. There are more spacious and far more elaborate theaters, but it cannot be matched for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We take in the occasional production at the Walnut Street Theater, so for the Sept 2017 through June 2018 we purchased the season ticket package. I had requested some nice center orchestra seat assignments in row J for the Thursday matinee (we do not care...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the opportunity to see a show at this venue yesterday. It's really a beautiful facility with a lot of history. My only downfall were the seats, they were not very comfortable for a taller person, had no leg room at all, but will not...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We enjoyed the final performance of "Tell Me on a Sunday" in the Independence Studio theater which seats about 100 on folding chairs. The performance was well done by the understudy, with live piano accompaniment. Enjoyable performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber one woman show. Entrance...More

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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.
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Maria L
17 August 2016|
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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.
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Gene H
5 March 2016|
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