Exterior, mid 19th Century
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 56,000 season ticket holders, the Walnut is also the
most subscribed theatre company in the world!
Walnut Street Theatre is the oldest theatre in America.
Visit our Historic Photo Gallery to explore the Walnut's exciting
200-year history in photos!
The Walnut is the official State Theatre of Pennsylvania
A committed group of staff and board members serve The Walnut.
The Edwin Forrest Award was established in 1990 to recognize the long-term,
significant contribution to American theatre by an individual or organization.
A quick timeline from 1809 to today.
What do President Thomas Jefferson, Bill Cosby and Groucho Marx have in
common? They've all been at The Walnut!
Learn about our scene shop and costume-making.
Rent Studio 5 or space for auditions or rehearsals.
Links to theatre and cultural websites