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
Tuesday Feb 25, 2020
Masters of Illusion
Friday Feb 28, 2020
Franco Escamilla
Saturday Feb 29, 2020
XPN Welcomes
The Robert Cray Band
Sunday Mar 1, 2020
The New Shanghai Circus
Thursday Mar 5, 2020
An Evening with Sarah J. Maas
Friday Mar 6, 2020
Showtime Australia Presents
The Greatest Love Of All
Saturday Mar 7, 2020
SiriusXM Presents
Tom Papa
Sunday Mar 8, 2020
Dweezil Zappa : "Hot Rats Live! + Other Hot Stuff 1969"
Thursday Mar 12, 2020
Whindersson Nunes
Friday Mar 13, 2020
An Intimate Evening of Songs & Stories with Graham Nash
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