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Edison Theatre

6445 Forsyth Boulevard

About Us:

Edison is home to the professional presenting series Ovations and ovations for young people, showcasing touring artists and companies both national and international in scope.

Edison Theatre is the only fully technically equipped, proscenium thrust theater at Washington University in St. Louis and plays a varied role on campus.

Edison serves as a teaching facility for the Washington University Performing Arts Department, which produces three mainstage Edison shows each year and serves as a performance venue for Washington University student organizations.

Edison is also one of the few theaters in the St. Louis area to serve as a rental house for locally based presenting arts organizations. At its capacity, Edison Theatre seats 656.

Officially named Samuel B. & Charles B. Edison Theatre, but known affectionately as "the Edison," the theater's construction was made possible through a generous donation from Mrs. Samuel B. Edison in 1972 and is named after her late husband and son.



Sunday, July 15, 2018
A great event space that is large enough to accommodate a small or large group. Attended the Heartland Apiculture Society meeting and the keynote addresses were held in Edison Theater. We had a few more than 600 attendee's and that was just with the floor open. The balcony was closed. I would estimate Edison Theater could seat approximately 1000 people. A great event space!

Darcie Star

Saturday, April 28, 2018
I work at Washington University, so I'm partial to the theatre, but it doesnt have a bad seat in the house, parking is pretty efficient. Sound quality is quite good. Its not ornate, but most modern theatres aren't. The stage is angled and able to be modified for different needs. The management is effecient. There is a subway sandwhich shop within steps if you need refreshment. Restrooms are not convenient (located down stairs from theatre entrance), but there is an elevator if needed. They offer everything from professional shows to university productions; dance concerts, musicals, and regional theatre. The box office is always very accommodating if you need anything.

Denise Travis

Monday, June 11, 2018
Always a great show. Great behind the scenes and stage crew.

Angie Brown

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Black Repertory theater is awesome!

Krista Hyde

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Great place to see a play.

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