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
Sunday May 12, 2019
Freddie Jackson
Tuesday May 14, 2019
AEG Presents & WXPN Welcomes
Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band
Thursday May 16, 2019
An Evening with Kristina Kuzmic
Friday May 17, 2019
The Fab Faux with The Hogshead Horns, The Creme Tangerine Strings, Erin Hill & Jim Boggia
Saturday May 18, 2019
Strange Magic
Sunday May 19, 2019
Damien Escobar
Thursday May 23, 2019
Yann Tiersen
Saturday May 25, 2019
Nathan Carter
Sunday May 26, 2019
Songs & Stories: An Evening with Art Alexakis of Everclear and More
Wednesday May 29, 2019
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