Built in 1927 by the Shubert Organization, the Forrest Theatre has seen thousands of performances through the decades, including musicals, comedies, dramas, Yiddish theatre, dance programs, Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, and concerts by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Still owned and operated by the Shubert Organization, the Forrest has, since 2007-08, joined with the Kimmel Center to offer a full season of first-class Broadway touring shows each year. The typically eclectic 2010-2011 season consisted ofJersey Boys, South Pacific, Les Misérables, In the Heights, Mary Poppins, and Next to Normal.
Forrest Theatre Information
- Public Transportation: Good. Accessible by a number of local subway and bus routes, as well as PATCO from New Jersey and SEPTA from Philadelphia suburbs.
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Six productions per season, each running between one and ten weeks.
- Ticket Prices: Between $50-200 (premium price) for single tickets. Prices vary depending on seating and event date.
- Group Discounts: Discounts available for groups of 20 or more.