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If you are in Philadelphia and looking for a weekend of engaging performances and charismatic theatre artists, the Forrest Theatre is just the place for you. Before you check out the Forrest Theatre Schedule, read a little about what you can expect from this magnificent venue.
The Forrest Theatre is a hub for performing arts. It stands at the 1114 Walnut Street Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It’s managed by the Shubert Organization. The theater has a seating capacity of 1851 people and boasts several modern amenities like wider seats, smoking rooms for gents and ladies, proper ventilation, and electrical fittings.
Built in 1927 at the cost of $2 million, its interiors are elegantly decorated with silk brocade and fabulous gilt detailing from Adams. One of the architects Herbert J. Krapp's final theatre designs, the Forrest theatre surpasses all typical stadiums in terms of size and splendor. It’s named in honor of Edwin Forrester, one of the tragic actors of the 19th century. This venue joined hands with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in 2007, and now offers a season of Broadway touring production to new faces. Do not forget to check the Forrest Theatre Schedule below to know more about upcoming shows and events.
The first performance hosted in this iconic theatre was The Red Robe in 1928. Over the years, the Forrest Theatre has been breaking new ground for fantastic Broadway plays and musicals like The Women, Make Mine Manhattan, Wonderful Town, The Music Man, Funny Girl, Golden Rainbow, The Wiz, and Chicago. Hamilton Broadway tickets have also been available. To witness the magic of this glorious theatre, explore the Forrest Theatre Events below then order Forrest Theatre Tickets at a convenient date.
The theatre was renovated in 1997 to include the redecoration and installation of handicapped-accessible restrooms. In an attempt to make the theatre more inclusive, accommodations have been made available for all differently-abled patrons while making assistive listening devices available for every performance at the theatre. Spectators have unlimited access to downloadable audio descriptions free of charge.
You won't find any steps getting into the theatre from the sidewalk. Also, be advised that the theatre doesn't provide support to patrons where steps aren't present. Before making bookings, view the Forrest Theatre Schedule below to claim the best ticket for your favorite show.