This National Historic Landmark theater has been in business, incredibly, since 1809. The 1,052-seat home to the regional Walnut Street Company is the country's oldest playhouse. The resident company presents five plays from September to June. Most are familiar such as Hairspray, State Fair, and A Streetcar Named Desire. The theater frequently puts on children's shows, such as Nate the Great and The Berenstain Bears' Family Matters. Newer and more experimental works play in smaller adjoining studio spaces.
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