Walnut Street Theatre

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The Walnut Street Theatre in the year 1885.

The Walnut Street Theater gives the following descriptive information:

The mission of Walnut Street Theatre Company is to sustain the tradition of professional theatre and contribute to its future viability and vitality.

It does so through:

  • The production and presentation of professional theatre.
  • The encouragement, training and development of artists.
  • The cultivation of diverse audiences and the preservation and chronicling of its theatre building, a national historic landmark.

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!