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Walnut Street Theatre

Theatre Downtown

The Walnut Street Theatre, founded in 1809, is America's Oldest Theatre. It is also the Official State Theatre of Pennsylvania, and a National Historic Landmark. With more than 55,000 season ticket holders, the Walnut is also the most subscribed theatre company in the world!

The season's offerings include performances from the Main Stage, Independence Studio, and Kids Theatre. Classes and Workshops are offered year-round, as are apprenticeships in a variety of theatre professions.

Calendar of Events
It's a Wonderful Life
Through Sunday, December 17
Through Sunday, January 7, 2018
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Saturday, November 25 through Saturday, December 23
Ken Ludwig's Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 through Sunday, February 4, 2018
The Humans
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 through Sunday, March 4, 2018
StinkyKids: The Musical
Saturday, February 3, 2018 through Sunday, February 11, 2018
A Steady Rain
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 through Sunday, March 25, 2018
Noises Off
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 through Sunday, April 29, 2018
The Musical Adventures Of Flat Stanley Jr
Saturday, March 31, 2018 through Saturday, April 14, 2018

Monday: 10am - 6pm

Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm on non performance dates; 10am - showtime on performance dates.

Sunday: Closed on non-performance dates; 12pm - showtime on performance dates.

Please note: the box office staff cannot sell tickets to future performances or exchange tickets during the 30 minutes prior to a performance. Exchanges may also be handled via mail or phone.

The Walnut Street Theatre offers subscriptions, single tickets, group sales, and day-of-show and other discounts. Subscribers receive discounts at participating restaurants.

Other Information
The Walnut offers devices to assist the hearing impaired. Infrared hearing enhancers are available in the lobby on a first-come, first-served basis; quantities are limited. ADA compliant water fountains and handicapped accessible restrooms are available on the orchestra level. ASL-interpreted performances are available for most titles. Please view individual show calendars for additional information.

Visitor Information

Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-574-3550 phone

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What's Nearby

Philadelphia History Museum

American Philosophical Society Museum



The Water Works behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Erin DiSerafino.