Quintessence Theatre is in residence at the historic Sedgwick Theater in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. The Sedgwick Theater was built in 1928. It is an art deco movie palace designed by William Lee.
Quintessence currently occupies the front lobby areas of the original building. Our front lobby was actually an open air ticket area with a kiosk for buying tickets in the center. Our middle lobby space was where patrons would wait in line to enter the theatre area. The space where we perform in was still just the lobby for movie patrons and included a coat check room, bathrooms, and smoking lounges. The back wall of our performance space is where the back of the seating began for viewing the movie screen.