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Merriam Theater

250 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-5022
+1 215-732-5446
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Loved the Ballet!

Beautiful historic theater on “Arts Avenue “ offered the Pennsylvania Ballet, so we gave it a try... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathyindenver
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Denver, Colorado
Bad Seats

We attended a matinee performance of Shen Yun at the Merriam Theater. The performance was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dougfetter
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  • Excellent12%
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  • Average22%
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250 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-5022
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+1 215-732-5446
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed March 12, 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
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Reviewed March 10, 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
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Reviewed March 3, 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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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I and another couple attended a performance of Shen Yun. The show was interesting, although not entirely what we expected. The comfort of the seats, however, was terrible. This theatre is long overdue for some TLC. Not sure that I would attend...More

Thank Lynn H
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

The show was ok. I saw a much better show in Branson that was much cheaper. The Merriam is old and seats are tight with no leg room. I you are six foot you better be flexable

Thank john7049
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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

This theatre is really central and close to loads of public transport. It is “rustic” but this gives it a great charm for gigs. I served at the bar really quickly and the toilets were fine. A fun theatre for gigs

1  Thank thomcarey
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

It is an old theatre much in need of renovation. But, the atmosphere was great and I saw here the most beautiful performance I have ever seen!

Thank Robin B
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

Seats were HORRIBLE. Too small, more for a child. I think theater should be closed. Dirty, peeling paint. I liked the show but won't ever go there again.

Thank dukekitt
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Response from DavidPF80 | Reviewed this property |
It is a very eclectic crowd. Nice but casual.
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Marysue H
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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.
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