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 29, 2019
The Machine performs Pink Floyd
Thursday Dec 5, 2019
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Friday Dec 13, 2019
Darlene Love
Saturday Dec 14, 2019
Shadows of the 60’s
Sunday Dec 15, 2019
Jim Brickman
Tuesday Dec 31, 2019
Dead On Live
Tuesday Feb 25, 2020
Masters of Illusion
Sunday Mar 1, 2020
The New Shanghai Circus
Saturday Mar 14, 2020
LAR Enterprises
Doo Wop Volume 6
Sunday Mar 22, 2020
Frankie Moreno
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