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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

  • Shrek The Musical Jr.

    Opens Sep 26

  • A Christmas Carol

    Opens Nov 28

  • Harvey

    Opens Jan 19, 2016

  • Peter and the Starcatcher

    Opens Mar 15, 2016

  • Sister Act

    Opens May 17, 2016

Shrek The Musical Jr.

September 26-October 4, 2015

Based on the smash-hit Dreamworks movie, Walnut Street Theatre present a special production for all your little ones of Shrek! Retooled from the original stage musical, this will be a shorter show with easy to understand lines and songs, so that younger children can follow with ease. Meet our hero Shrek, a grumpy ogre who wants nothing more than to be left alone in his swamp. However, when he comes across a talkative donkey, he must go on an adventure to rescue the lovely Princess Fiona from a fiery dragon!

A Christmas Carol

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November 28-December 20, 2015

Penny pinching and bad tempered old miser Ebenezer Scrooge goes on the adventure of his life, from his past to his present and beyond and learns that the value of gold will never equal that of genuine love for his fellow men. The classic tale thrills with it's beloved characters and message of compassion, love and kindness and of course, Christmas spirit!


January 19-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.

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?

September '15

Sep 8-Oct 25, 2015

October '15

Sep 8-Oct 25, 2015

November '15

Nov 10, 2015-Jan 10, 2016

December '15

Nov 10, 2015-Jan 10, 2016

January '16

Nov 10, 2015-Jan 10, 2016

Jan 19-Mar 6, 2016

February '16

Jan 19-Mar 6, 2016

March '16

Jan 19-Mar 6, 2016

Mar 9-13, 2016

April '16
May '16

May 17-Jul 17, 2016

June '16

May 17-Jul 17, 2016

July '16

May 17-Jul 17, 2016

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