The Wilma Theater

Theater, Drama Avenue Of The Arts - South
5 out of 5 stars
The Wilma Theater
Photograph: Courtesy Visit Philadelphia/George Widman

Since it began in 1973, the Wilma has been known for theater with a distinctively European, often avant-garde sensibility, along with a tremendous visual panache. Still led by Blanka Zizka, one of the company’s founders, season offerings here will likely include devised work alongside plays, and familiar works (Hamlet, a few years ago) getting a fresh spin. Tom Stoppard’s plays are a specialty, often getting exceptional productions. The best of the Wilma is intellectually rigorous and bracing—but for some, it can provoke head-scratching. Their 300-seat theater is one of Philadelphia’s best venues in which to take in a show.

By: David Fox

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Venue name: The Wilma Theater
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Address: 265 S Broad St
Philadelphia
19107
Cross street: at Spruce St
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