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Merriam Theater

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Great Venue

I brought my mom here for a screening of The Princess Bride and a Q&A with Cary Elwes afterwards... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
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Nice, old yheatre

A very nice, small (all of the seat positions looked good), but old theatre. Easy in & out... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Collegeville, PA
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

We came here to see Erasure on their World Be Gone tour. Ground floor seats just under 1000 people and there is good legroom - just enough to get up and dance! Not a bad seat in the house. Acoustics did suffer a bit, but...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I brought my mom here for a screening of The Princess Bride and a Q&A with Cary Elwes afterwards. The seats were comfortable, not a bad seat in the house (we sat four rows from the top, left center), and the staff was great. I...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

A very nice, small (all of the seat positions looked good), but old theatre. Easy in & out. Extremely friendly staff. Clean bathrooms & a little lobby refreshment stand. The theatre is charming & old, so the seats are worn to the bone.

Thank miscalane
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Wow- this Theater is a hazard. Saw a great show but seats with hand rest missing, seats cramped, no handrails on steep steps. I even saw cords on the floor that could have caused people to trip! Ripped & hanging material . Women had to...More

Thank hikingbabe
Reviewed 25 April 2018

The show was fantastic. Like many people commenting, the theater needs some TLC. It is unfortunate that the theater is in such a state. The seats are shabby and in need of new padding and covering. The steps in balcony are quite steep, and there...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Beautiful historic theater on “Arts Avenue “ offered the Pennsylvania Ballet, so we gave it a try. Great performance ! Excellent orchestra! What a treat! Seek this wonderful group out—well worth the effort for tourists!

Thank Kathyindenver
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We attended a matinee performance of Shen Yun at the Merriam Theater. The performance was spectacular as you can tell by the clips seen in the ads for it on television. But this review is not about Shen Yun, but instead about were we saw...More

Thank dougfetter
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

My family and I attended the Shen Yun event in Philadelphia a couple of days ago. The performers we're phenomenal- top notch!! My son is a college student and this show held his attention! Unfortunately, the seats were quite uncomfortable and cramped; Movie Tavern it...More

Thank Sniffles2
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The show here is the event, not the Merriam. This faded Dame wears signs of glory past but is much in needed of TLC. Seats are firm and spacing between rows narrow. A long show could be taxing. Floors have odd pitches to them that...More

Thank DavidPF80
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great show but tight quarters. The place is old so it's understood...but just saying. Was surprised to see no handrails; probably because it's so old that "grandfather rules" apply. However, steps are steep and if you're older, could be a little scary.

Thank JaniceTAllentown_PA
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10 January 2018|
Response from DavidPF80 | Reviewed this property |
It is a very eclectic crowd. Nice but casual.
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Response from pookala | Reviewed this property |
Yes. As you enter the main lobby there are 2 elevators on the right hand side.