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825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Year opened: 1809

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The Walnut Street Theatre in the Washington Square West neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the oldest continuously operating theatre in the United States. The Walnut Street Theatre Company, a non-profit organization, runs the venue, maintaining three stages used for different events. Five productions a year are staged at the venue's main stage and it is the world's most subscribed theatre company.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Harvey

    Booking until Mar 06

  • Zombie in Love

    Booking until Feb 13

  • Peter and the Starcatcher

    Opens Mar 15

  • Sister Act

    Opens May 17

  • The Wizard of Oz

    Opens Dec 03


Until March 6, 2016

Welcome to life of Elwood P. Dowd. An affable chap with an unlikely best pal called Harvey, a six-foot tall imaginary rabbit. Whilst he sees nothing wrong with his big-eared friend, his family are more than bit concerned, but more for their reputation than his well-being.

Zombie in Love

Until February 13, 2016

This heart-warming musical for all the family is based on the popular children's books by Kelly DiPucchio. Mortimer is a kindly young zombie who just wants to find a date to Cupid's Ball; which is darned impossible when your heart tends to fall out when he shows it! Touching, hilarious and full of fantastic show tunes, this is a perfect musical for young children to learn self-acceptance.

Peter and the Starcatcher

March 15-May 1, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre stages the smash-hit prequel to J.M. Barrie's classic, Peter Pan. Peter and the Starcatcher is a magical re-imagining of Peter Pan's origin story. Find out how it all started for the boy who never grew up, aboard the pirate ship The Neverland, captained by the evil Bill Slank. This multi-Tony Award-winning show is an endlessly inventive and charming treat.

Sister Act

May 17-July 17, 2016

As part of their 2016 season, Walnut Street Theatre will stage the Broadway smash hit musical Sister Act, for two months only! Join the madcap adventure of Delores Van Cartier, who must hide out in a convent ater witnessing a mob murder. Whilst the strict new regime of life chafes at first, she settles in and helps the choir to find their voice, all the while gaining a more tolerant and charitable outlook on life. But when the mobster comes looking, who will she choose?

The Wizard of Oz

December 3-10, 2016

It's time to journey down that Yellow Brick Road once again, with this re-imagining of the classic musical, which features additional new songs songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Join Dorothy on her quest to reach Emerald City, and thwart the plans of the Wicked Witch of the West.

February '16

Feb 9-Mar 6, 2016

March '16

Feb 9-Mar 6, 2016

April '16
May '16

May 17-Jul 17, 2016

June '16

May 17-Jul 17, 2016

July '16

May 17-Jul 17, 2016

October '16

Oct 1-8, 2016

December '16

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