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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
Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn
Through Sunday, October 21
Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.
Through Sunday, September 30
In Between
Tuesday, September 25 through Saturday, October 20
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Tuesday, November 6 through Sunday, January 6, 2019
Winter Wonderettes
Tuesday, November 13 through Sunday, December 30
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Saturday, December 1 through Sunday, December 23

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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