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A cozy Theatre

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

This theatre is great. We had the chance to see Mama Mia. A great show with songs of ABBA. Not a... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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
Reviewed 23 June 2018

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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19 July 2018|
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Response from Bruce B | 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
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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.
Maria L
17 August 2016|
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.