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The Best Philly Theaters

Natalia Aldana
Natalia Aldana
Posted on July 31
The Wilma Theater has been producing shows since 1973. (Brittany Valentine/City Cast Philly)

The Wilma Theater has been producing shows since 1973. (Brittany Valentine/City Cast Philly)

Philadelphia is an artistic city, and we love that about her. Here are some of the best places to watch Philly’s most wonderfully dramatic artists and performances.

Performances at this midsize theater in Center City have ranged from international dramas to American plays. They are known for showcasing live art and thought-provoking performances.

🎭 Want to watch a show? Catch a performance of the psychological drama “10 Days in a Madhouse” this September.

265 S Broad St.

As one of the nation’s most honored Black professional theater companies, New Freedom Theatre has played a major part in showcasing Black artists, including Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr.

🎭 Now playing: New Freedom has a selection of virtual plays you can watch right now.

1346 N Broad St.

This National Historic Landmark has been putting on shows for Philadelphians since 1857, and is the oldest known opera house continuously in use in the U.S. Here you’ll also find the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Ballet, and “Broadway at the Academy.”

🎭 What’s coming up: Experience the six-time Tony Award-winning musical, “The Lion King,” starting in August.

240 S. Broad Street

It began in 1911 as a social club devoted to expanding and developing new theater experiences through membership. Today, it is a coalition of theater artists and enthusiasts that invests in local talent.

🎭 What’s on their docket? Starting Aug. 18, check out their production of “Little Women.”

1714 Delancey St.

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