2023: Philadelphia Voted Arden Theatre Company Best Local Theater Company!
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd Street
(215) 922-1122 – ardentheatre.org
Local theater is a great way to support the arts and seeing performances at Arden Theater Company is a great way to spend an evening. Their goal is to share their art on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. Performances range from dramatic to musicals and contemporary pieces. And there’s something for everyone as the company has teen nights to allow younger audiences to get up close and personal with the theater. It’s a great night out for family and date night alike at an affordable price.
2022: Philadelphia Voted Theatre Exile Best Local Theater Company!
1340 S. 13th Street
(215) 218-4022 – theatreexile.org
For more than a quarter of a century, Theatre Exile has been introducing new acts in theater to Philadelphia through artistic programming, free in-school education programs, community outreach work with outdoor performances, workshops, readings and other creative presentations. The nonprofit theater is dedicated to enhancing the cultural experiences of Philadelphians “through staging works that engage the imagination.” The theater works to reach new theater enthusiasts by offering new works, as well as those established plays that are “often reinterpreted in original ways.” Not only is it a great place to enjoy a performance, but it also offers those looking to break into the world of theater a chance to shine.
2021: Philadelphia Voted Walnut Street Theatre Best Local Theater Company!
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St
(215) 574-3550 – walnutstreettheatre.org
Walnut Street Theatre holds the distinction of being the oldest theater in America, and one of the most prolific. It is located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Center City where there is so much to do before or after the show. This theatre is alive with something for everyone. The 2021-2022 eclectic season offers a variety that will keep you coming back for more with musicals that will have you dancing in the aisles, enchanting children’s theatre, hilarious comedies, and edge of your seat murder mysteries. The future of the Walnut Street Theatre is exciting as plans include a major expansion, opening the door to new playwrights and rarely seen works while contributing to the region’s economy!