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Walnut Street Theatre

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: +1 215-574-3550
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The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.

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Intimate, cool history.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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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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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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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Small but classy theatre! Every show we have seen was golden!!! True pearl in the rough. Big Bang for your bucks.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We recently bought season tickets for the Walnut Theatre. If all of the shows are as good as South Pacific, it will be an absolute steal at $20 per ticket. Make sure to leave plenty of time before the show to check out all of the historic photos in the lobby. Although our seats were three rows from the top,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Saw South Pacific at Walnut Street Experience. Excellent in all regards. Would have been nicer if we could have been seated earlier. Great to see the many famous actors who performed there and photos of some iconic moments.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I also saw South Pacific. The cast was amazing and the acoustics were perfect. I wasn't sure what to expect from such an old theater, but obviously it is well cared for. If I lived in Philly, I would definitely consider getting season tickets.

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Tabernacle, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My husband and I got tickets yesterday at 1/2 price for same day theater tickets, and saw South Pacific last night. It was FANTASTIC... great singing, very memorable music, wonderful cast, and staging, and overall an A+ for sure. We always love the Walnut Street Theatre, as it is so charming, and full of pictures and memorabilia from the last... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Certainly not the newest theater around. Probably has substantial historical value. The production was ok with very talented actors and actresses!

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