The oldest theater in America is located in Philadelphia at the corner of Ninth & Walnut Streets. Established in 1809, Walnut Street Theatre's National Historic Landmark structure has presented the finest of American entertainment. Legends of the stage have performed there, including the Barrymores, Will Rogers, the Marx Brothers, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, George C. Scott, Robert Redford and more. Scores of audiences have enjoyed circus performances, dance, lectures, live theater, movies, opera, vaudeville and more. Today you can enjoy spectacular shows like Civil War Voices, Legally Blonde: The Musical, Fly Guy: The Musical and more. Grab your Walnut Street Theatre Ð Main State tickets at StubHub today.
What is Walnut Street Theatre's seating capacity?
This two-level theater can seat 1,054 patrons and includes orchestra seating on the first level where seats are within 45 feet of the stage. There are also two levels of mezzanine seating. The lower level mezzanine level has seats that are not farther than 40 feet from the stage. The upper-level mezzanine seating contains seats no further than 80 feet from the stage.
Is Walnut Street Theatre accessible by public transportation?
The venue is accessible using Amtrak trains, New Jersey's PATCO Speedline and SEPTA buses and subways. Those traveling via SEPTA can take SEPTA R1-R8 trains to Jefferson Station at 11th Street. From there, they can walk to 9th Street (east), turn right (south) and travel four blocks to the Walnut Street Theatre entrance. If you're getting to the theater by bus, you can take various routes to stops at 8th and 9th Streets. If you're using the PATCO Speedline, take the train to 9th and Locust Street stops. From there, walk one block north to 9th and Walnut Streets. Those traveling by Amtrak should use the stop at 30th Street Station and then transfer to SEPTA trains. Then it's three stops to Market East Station at 11th Street. From there, walk east to 9th Street before turning right and walking three blocks to the Walnut Street Theatre entrance.
Is there parking at Walnut Street Theatre?
There is a wide selection of parking opportunities around the venue. Lots that are available include Parkway, Walnut Towers, SP Plus Parking and Laz Parking.
What food and drink items are offered at the theatre?
For concessions, there's the mainstage lobby along with bars and a cafe that open an hour before each performance. At the lower level is Barrymore's CafŽ. The Edwin Forrest Bar is at the orchestra level, and the Helen Hayes Bar is on the mezzanine level. A wide variety of refreshments with snacks, beverages and a full bar is available. All these establishments open before the performances and during intermission.
Does the theatre allow children?
Parents should use their best judgment when it comes to bringing children to Walnut Street Theatre events. Many of the theatre's shows have been on Broadway and made into motion pictures. If you're unsure, research the show before you buy tickets to ensure you've made the best choice for your family.Back to Top
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