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
Saturday Jul 13, 2019
8:00PM
Ratt
Thursday Jul 25, 2019
8:00PM
Jessie's Girl
Thursday Aug 1, 2019
8:00PM
An Evening with Glennon Doyle
Friday Aug 2, 2019
8:00PM
Cinderella's Tom Keifer #Keiferband
Saturday Aug 3, 2019
8:00PM
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Tuesday Aug 13, 2019
8:00PM
Ted Nugent
Thursday Aug 15, 2019
8:00PM
Little River Band
Thursday Aug 22, 2019
8:00PM
THE ULTIMATE ELVIS Tribute
Friday Aug 23, 2019
8:00PM
Hot Tuna Electric & Dave Mason
Sunday Aug 25, 2019
8:00PM
The Wallflowers
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