The Keswick Theatre first opened its doors on Christmas Night, 1928. Nationally recognized as the most comfortable, acoustically perfect listening room in the entire Philadelphia market, the Keswick was designed by acclaimed architect Horace Trumbauer (who also created the Philadelphia Museum of Art!). Initially a combination vaudeville/movie house, the Keswick hosted such legends as Stepin’ Fetchit, Paul Robeson and Ina Ray Hutton (Betty’s sister) with her all-girl band. In 1955, the theater was remodeled into a cinemascope film house, hosting the area’s premiere releases of most of the big-budget movies from the 1950s and ’60s.  In Spring 1980, the Keswick closed its doors as a movie theater, slated for demolition. The Glenside Landmarks Society, a not-for-profit group,formed with the hope of restoring it to its former grandeur to operate as a performing arts center. It re-opened in 1981 with a sold-out concert by Fred Waring and the Young Pennsylvanians. Over the next four...

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Upcoming Events

Date & TimeEventActions
Thursday Nov 14, 2019
The Charlie Daniels Band with The Allman Betts Band
Friday Nov 15, 2019
Bobby Collins
Sunday Nov 17, 2019
The Rapture feat. Jermaine Dolly
Friday Nov 22, 2019
Friendly Hart Productions
The McCartney Years
Saturday Nov 23, 2019
Dru Hill & Ginuwine
Sunday Nov 24, 2019
Trisha Yearwood
Friday Nov 29, 2019
The Machine performs Pink Floyd
Tuesday Dec 3, 2019
Chris Isaak
Thursday Dec 5, 2019
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Friday Dec 6, 2019
La Jolla Presents
Beatles vs Stones: A Musical Showdown
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