Forrest Theatre

The Forrest is one of Philadelphia's premier venues for live theatre, presenting only the very best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer. In recent years, the Forrest has been honored to host touring productions of Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Avenue Q, and more.

Phone: (215) 923-1515
Address: 1114 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Built in 1927 by the Shubert Organization, the Forrest has played host to hundreds of theatrical productions over the years, including Broadway musicals, comedies, dramas, Yiddish theatre, dance programs, Gilbert & Sullivan productions, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Still owned and operated by the Shubert Organization after almost eight decades, the Forrest Theatre continues to be a shining star in Philadelphia's theatre community.

Since the 2007-08 season, the Forrest Theatre has joined with the Kimmel Center to offer a season of first class Broadway touring productions.

The Forrest is a quintessential "road house," stripped to the bare walls and used primarily by touring theatre and dance companies. It is owned by the Shubert Organization, a company that was started by three brothers from Syracuse, NY about 100 years ago.