The oldest continuously-operating theater in the country, Walnut Street Theater has attracted entertainment to Philadelphia for over 200 years. The rumored birthplace of the curtain call, which has attracted guests such as President Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette, has a history as alluring as the world-class productions it welcomes.
Today, the Walnut Street Theater is a popular destination for performing arts of all kinds. From Broadway shows on the main stage to smaller productions in the Independence Studio to children’s theater, this hub of Philadelphia culture attracts a broad demographic of audience members.
Recent Main Stage shows at the Walnut Street Theater include Cole Porter’s High Society and Broadway’s lively production of Sister Act.
In addition to attending a show, visitors of the Walnut Street Theater can take a look into the building’s long history with a Backstage Tour, or enjoy an espresso and dessert at the onsite Barrymore’s Café.
For more information on the history of the Walnut Street Theater and to purchase tickets, check out this historical venue’s website.