We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Forrest Theatre

1114 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5591
+1 800-447-7400
Review Highlights
Awesome Theater!

There's not a bad seat in the house here! I've seen the Book of Mormon and more recently, Hedwig... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
They have it when it comes to shows

This very old theatre is the finest in the philly area the seats are great the bathrooms many... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
thomas p
Read all 54 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible5%
22 Apr 2017
“Awesome Theater!”
31 Dec 2016
“They have it when it comes to shows”
1114 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5591
+1 800-447-7400
Write a Review
Reviews (54)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

There's not a bad seat in the house here! I've seen the Book of Mormon and more recently, Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Forrest Theater, and both were outstanding. Both shows were on par with the original NYC shows, but in a smaller,...More

Thank Sofia425
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This very old theatre is the finest in the philly area the seats are great the bathrooms many clean the stage is near and there is not a bad seat in the house.. parking is not too bad many months of the year and for...More

Thank thomas p
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Great night seeing a great show (Book of Mormon). Staff was friendly and seats were fairly comfortable.

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

I purchased last minute tickets to see Book of Mormon with hubby and teen daughter. Pros were that it was easy to get in and they helped me figure out what to do with hubby's ticket while he parked and me and my daughter got...More

Thank cephuslilnation
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The Forrest Theater is certainly a " grande damn" of theaters. Very oppulent decor and intimate. However the seats are very narrow and close together. Imagine seating that made economy airline seats seem spacious. We enjoyred The Book of Mormon but my companion, who currently...More

1  Thank MarkCunningham
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We went to the Forrest Theater to see The Book of Mormon; the seats were so small and uncomfortable with no leg room that it made us enjoy the production less than we would have in more comfortable seating. I purposely got the aisle seat...More

2  Thank drgnfly30
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Saw the Book of Mormon and must say the theatre looked beautiful. And the mezzanine and balcony seats have a steep pitch to them so seeing the stage is great from farther back. That said the seats themselves were a disaster. They're very small and...More

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Seats are extremely painful to sit in after awhile, to the point that it was hard to completely enjoy the play and both of us were relieved when it ended.

Thank Fairacres1912
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Whatever the show don't miss a chance to visit this glorious 19th century jewel of theater in Center City that evokes a bygone age of style & elegance. Call me old-fashioned, but the setting made me wish we weren't always quite so casual these days....More

4  Thank Herstory_62
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

... but the theatre is a nightmare. Uncomfortable seats, unfriendly staff and a breathtaking lack of style. You pay 26 USD for two beer at the bar and the beer is served in awful plastic mugs. The info booklet is full of advertisement and business...More

1  Thank Hypermc
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Moriarty's Pub
321 reviews
.04 km away
Garces Trading Company
261 reviews
.10 km away
Caribou Cafe
254 reviews
.06 km away
65 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Walnut Street Theatre
344 reviews
.36 km away
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
21 reviews
.36 km away
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
19 reviews
.31 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from cephuslilnation | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we went to Jones which was at 7th and Chestnut. Right on the corner. There are also many on Broad St.