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Lantern Theater Company at St. Stephen's Theater

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Address: 923 Ludlow St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Why I Love Philadelphia

Intimate old theaters overflowing with superb acting & forgotten plays, found at the top of old crooked stairways, are another reason I love Philadelphia. Again reaffirmed by the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Intimate old theaters overflowing with superb acting & forgotten plays, found at the top of old crooked stairways, are another reason I love Philadelphia. Again reaffirmed by the current production of rarely performed Coriolanus at the historic Lantern, where with minimal sets & creative sound effects, five actors create an army or crowd & acting as good as any I've... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Just say INFORMED CONSENT this month with friends and have watched a few other shows throughout the year. Solid performances and they pay all actor's equity salaries. On the 2nd floor, so be prepared to climb.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We found this play online. The tickets were well price - $37. Every seat is excellent. The quality of the play was OUTSTANDING. The script so interesting and the two actors in An Illiand were phenomenal. I will certainly go again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I've been a season subscriber to this theater for the last couple of years. You get the best ticket prices that way and it forces you to see shows you may not have considered before. Most of the shows we've seen have been very good and the theater is so small there really is no bad seat. My only complaint... More 

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Preston, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We went here to see As You Like It on 3/26/16 and I'd read a lot of reviews about how there are no bad seats, how unique the theater is, and how it's a bummer to have to take stairs to get into the theater. There are very few seats, which is great because you really get to see every... More 

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Thank Hilary C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Lantern Theater Company puts on wonderful plays every season. I've attended for 2 years and am happy with them each time. They are located in the back of St. Stephen's Church. The theater space is very small and intimate, so there isn't a "bad" seat in the house. This season I found a FunSaver deal for season tickets. I am... More 

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Cherry Hill, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We have been here for two plays. Both excellent! The acting and direction are superb. After have a subscription to another Philly theater company with rather mediocre performances, the Lantern is what theater should be. Theater should touch you. Lantern's productions and performances do just that!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

We've been subscribers for three years now, and have found the experience to be uniformly excellent. The venue is small, but they manage to do a lot with it. The selection of plays is very good, with one Shakespeare every season, in the spring. We've found the casting and acting to be exceptionally good. There are a number of small... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

I've seen a few shows here and enjoyed every one, including some Shakespeare plays and Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. The setting is small and intimate, but the quality of work by the company is first rate. The staff are professional and friendly, and the prices are very reasonable. Be warned that it's an old building, well maintained, so nothing fancy. But... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

We were thrilled to find a performance of Stoppard's Arcadia when we got to Philadelphia on a recent business trip. My partner had seen it 3 times but I never had. The theater is very small (150 seats), therefore intimate, with great sight lines for all. The acting company were superb, as were the sets and lighting. All around, this... More 

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