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Walnut Street Theatre

825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5195
+1 215-574-3550
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“The humans” is not worth the trip

The Walnut Theatre need to improve the seats, the seats size are probably from the time when the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KitchenView
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Perfect Evening

NYE spent with my daughter to see Annie. Our first time at Walnut Street Theater and it was... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Heather W
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The oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“season tickets” (14 reviews)
“great shows” (11 reviews)
“nice theater” (10 reviews)
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825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5195
City Center East
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Walnut Theatre need to improve the seats, the seats size are probably from the time when the oldest theater in USA has been built. Other then that I wish they will have chosen better play then “The Humans”. The play itself lacks coherent story...More

Thank KitchenView
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

NYE spent with my daughter to see Annie. Our first time at Walnut Street Theater and it was perfect. Nice intimate setting, easy to navigate and see. Parking right next door. The actors were top notch. Love the woman who played Miss Hanigan. She really...More

Thank Heather W
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Visited this theatre for the first time last night with my wife, to see a "radio show" of the classic "It's a wonderful life." The show was excellent and, in fact, educational. Even though I'm an old f_rt, I wasn't around when they did shows...More

Thank ChiefRQ
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

What a great surprise when we walked in to get tickets that night. 1/2 price! The oldest theatre in the country! They were even selling jewelry in the lobby, and I picked up a lovely necklace. Nice theatre that shows a big production but also...More

Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

If you are visiting Philadelphia and want a taste of the dramatic arts, I urge you to check out the shows at the Walnut Street Theater. There are three theaters and each is a little different. I love the Independence 3 Studio, where you are...More

Thank CindyKWarrington
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

I have been a subscriber for years and I cannot get enough of this wonderful old theater. I saw Annie 2nd night to a standing ovation - it was really that good. The theater patrons are exceptional, all volunteers. Not a bad seat in the...More

Thank BigTimeTravelFamily
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure to visit the theatre on a Sunday matinee. The grandkids (5 & 7) loved it. The theatre is very nicely located in the downtown area, cosy and not too big. Scrooge was great and we can only recommend this theatre

Thank Chris V
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

This theater is small, but it also offers great views from wherever you're seated as well. It was cold in there (frigid and windy outside) on the night we went, so make sure you're prepared. We saw Annie, and it was a great rendition with...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Living overseas I always look forward to stopping at IHOP and having a great breakfast. Food was fine but the store needs some care. A good deep cleaning might not be a bad idea. Waitresses and waiters were nice and helpful.

Thank Keri N
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

What a great, historic place. We began going to a few shows last season with friends. We are now subscribers. What a great plan .... five shows for the season for a couple for only $400. We have great seats, along with three other couples....More

Thank Terri F
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Maria L
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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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Response from Salvatore D | Reviewed this property |
Its not the best, but still good. Theater is small, so unless you are in a far corner, you are fine. Enjoy!
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