Video: Walnut Street Theatre Announces Summer Renovation Project

The theatre renovation will include wider seats, more legroom in the orchestra, and railings throughout the mezzanine. It will also renovate the lobby.

By: Mar. 10, 2024
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Jeff Coon, Director of Development, discusses the planned summer renovations at Walnut Street Theatre, including wider seats, more legroom in the orchestra, and railings throughout the mezzanine. The theatre will also renovate the lobby.

This year, the Walnut Street Theatre, America's Oldest Theatre and a National Historic Landmark will present its 216th season of live entertainment, and its 42nd season as a not for-profit producing theatre company.

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