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
Saturday Nov 21, 2020
AEG Presents
Legendary Ladies of Motown
Friday Jan 29, 2021
Mike Marino + Special guest TBA
Thursday Feb 11, 2021
MeatEater: Off the Air
Friday Feb 26, 2021
Saturday Night Fever - Featuring The New York Bee Gees, The Trammps & Bill Jolly
Saturday Feb 27, 2021
FriendlyHart Presents
The McCartney Years
Tuesday Mar 2, 2021
Beth Hart
Thursday Mar 4, 2021
Friday Mar 12, 2021
The Mavericks
Saturday Mar 13, 2021
The Mavericks
Wednesday Apr 7, 2021
Colin Hay Solo
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