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Great Shows in Historical Theatre

We have been going to Walnut for over 20 years and now volunteer for the main stage and buy tickets... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Francis M
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Medford, New Jersey
Fantastic theater

We brought our 9 and 7 year old to the Matilda production and had a wonderful time. This theater... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mjv82018
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
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825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5195
City Centre East
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Walnut for over 20 years and now volunteer for the main stage and buy tickets for the smaller shows upstairs. All shows are the highest quality, the type of show you would see in NYC. The total experience is similar...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Francis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our 9 and 7 year old to the Matilda production and had a wonderful time. This theater has all of the character of a classic theater, but is still welcoming and unintimidating to a young family like ours. And there really isn’t a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mjv82018
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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sightsee774263
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Rusty K
13 November 2018|
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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.
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margincall
19 July 2018|
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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
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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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