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
Sunday May 19, 2019
8:00PM
Damien Escobar
Thursday May 23, 2019
8:00PM
Yann Tiersen
Saturday May 25, 2019
8:00PM
Nathan Carter
Sunday May 26, 2019
8:00PM
Songs & Stories: An Evening with Art Alexakis of Everclear and More
Wednesday May 29, 2019
8:00PM
Apocalyptica
Thursday May 30, 2019
8:00PM
Toots and the Maytals
Saturday Jun 1, 2019
7:30PM
Doo Wop Volume 5
Sunday Jun 2, 2019
7:00PM
MattyB feat. The Haschak Sisters
Thursday Jun 6, 2019
8:00PM
Robby Krieger Band
Friday Jun 7, 2019
8:00PM
Dio Returns
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