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
Wednesday Jun 30, 2021
Arlo Guthrie & Judy Collins
Saturday Aug 14, 2021
Jeremy Piven
Friday Aug 20, 2021
Steve Hofstetter
Saturday Aug 21, 2021
Tommy Davidson
Thursday Sep 9, 2021
En Vogue
Friday Sep 10, 2021
Saturday Sep 11, 2021
Valerie June
Sunday Sep 12, 2021
A Tribute To The Beatles’ White Album
Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
Geoff Tate
Thursday Sep 16, 2021
Joan Osborne & Madeleine Peyroux
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