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
Friday Nov 23, 2018
AEG Presents
The Machine performs Pink Floyd
Saturday Dec 1, 2018
AEG Presents
Friday Dec 7, 2018
AEG Presents & XPN Welcomes
Rufus Wainwright
Saturday Dec 8, 2018
AEG & Point Entertainment Presents
Wow in the World Pop Up Party
Saturday Dec 8, 2018
Heavy Hittas of Comedy
Up Close and Personal
Friday Dec 14, 2018
AEG Presents & XPN Welcomes
Ingrid Michaelson Trio: Songs for the Season
Saturday Dec 15, 2018
AEG Presents
Vienna Boys Choir
Sunday Dec 16, 2018
Entertainment Events
Sister’s Christmas Catechism
Thursday Dec 27, 2018
AEG Presents
Chrisette Michele
Friday Dec 28, 2018
David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket
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