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

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Thursday Mar 4, 2021
Wednesday Apr 14, 2021
One Night of Queen
Friday May 7, 2021
The Fab Faux
Saturday May 8, 2021
Mike Marino + Tammy Pescatelli
Saturday May 22, 2021
LAR Enterprises
Doo Wop Volume 6
Thursday Jun 3, 2021
StarTalk Live with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Friday Jun 4, 2021
The Musical Box : A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2
Saturday Jun 5, 2021
The Musical Box: A Genesis Extravaganza Volume 2
Friday Jun 11, 2021
Thursday Jun 17, 2021
Sebastian Bach
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