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Oldest theatre in the US

The Walnut Street Theatre has a regular season of Broadway shows and also carries a nice variety of... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2012
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Theatrical experience!

Oldest continuing theater in US. Plays in the large theater venue and, also, in a smaller intimate... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2012
Barbara S
Westampton, New Jersey
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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 12 March 2012

The Walnut Street Theatre has a regular season of Broadway shows and also carries a nice variety of shows. It's a beautiful theatre and very historic. Take time to walk around when you're there for a show. I also recommend not driving here. Take a...More

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

Oldest continuing theater in US. Plays in the large theater venue and, also, in a smaller intimate theater setting. Children's plays. Theater workshops.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 9 March 2012

I always like the performances here. The major dislike is the lack of leg room. All seats are fine but I prefer the first 12 rows in orchestra.

Date of experience: November 2011
Thank bjthaler
Reviewed 8 March 2012

We are season ticket holders and have been for several years. My husband and I rarely have a night out to ourselves so we decided a long time ago that our 5 shows a season would be considered our date nights without our boys. We...More

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank LDWtk
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Most of the plays we've seen have been well done and good performances. the history behind the theater is interesting and there are super restaurants to visit before or after the show.i

Thank bucktail
Reviewed 27 February 2012

I loved the performance I saw it last night. It was so beautiful and mysterious (obviously :)). I loved the Italian man character, he did an unbelievable job, he made me laugh so hard. And Christopher the young silly boy will make you laugh as...More

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

A great show by Agatha Christie that is the World's Longest running play is still enjoyable today. A mystery murder with all the usual, unusual characters trapped in bed and breakfast in a snow storm. Everybody is connected to the murder. Pleasant to see a...More

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

The Walnut Street theater is one of my favorites and has been for many years. We have a season subscription and last week enjoyed their main stage show Mouse Trap. What a silly, fun show it was - and I am not allowed to tell...More

Date of experience: February 2012
Thank kay036
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Went to see Agatha Christie's mousetrap. We got tix late and still managed great seats in the front of the balcony. The venue was great, the show was amazining and the cast incredible. A true gem and the oldest theater in the country.

Date of experience: February 2012
Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 15 February 2012

We have been subscribers for several years and decided not to renew for next year. We have found the variety of shows to be quite good with productions ranging from fair to very good. Considering the subscription price, the Walnut is a bargain. We have...More

Date of experience: January 2012
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David J
12 December 2018|
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Response from Francis M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, there is really no bad seating in the theater. Also you may be able to move to empty seating after intermission. We have done this before.
Rusty K
13 November 2018|
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.
19 July 2018|
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Response from 243bruceb | 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