The Walnut Street Theatre, located at the corner of Ninth and Walnut Streets, is America s oldest theater, a national historic landmark, and the state theater of Pennsylvania. Since its opening in 1809, world-famous stars, such as Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando, have performed on its stage. Many of the greatest works in American theater premiered there, including A Streetcar Named Desire, A Raisin in the Sun, and Neil Simon s first Broadway play, Come Blow Your Horn. In 1982, under the direction of Bernard Havard, the Walnut became a t-for-profit producing theater company. Today, with over 56,000 subscribers annually, it is the most subscribed theater company in the world. Through vintage images from the theater s archives and the Free Library of Philadelphia s Theatre Collection, Walnut Street Theatre rediscovers the Walnut s rich past.