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    This Filthy World: An Evening with John Waters

    The Colonial Theatre

    227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460
    • Saturday April 18th 2020, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

    This Filthy World is John Waters’s rapid-fire one-man spoken word “vaudeville” act that celebrates the film career and joyously appalling taste of the man William Burroughs once called “The Pope of Trash”. Updated and expanded from the original film version that enjoyed critical success at the Edinburgh, Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals, the live performance of This Filthy World focuses on Waters’s early negative artistic influences, his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, the extremes of the art world, Catholicism, sexual deviancy and a love of reading.

    This live performance is part of a two-day John Waters Festival which includes screenings of Polyester on Fri, Apr 17 @ 9:45PM and Hairspray (1988) on Sat, Apr 18 @ 4:30PM.

    All Live Event and Film Tickets Sold Separately.

    Accessibility Information

    Assistive Listening Devices (Film Only)
    Assistive listening devices are available at the box office upon request. Please note that not all movies are coded for these devices, so ask your box officer before borrowing one. Your driver’s license will be held as security.

    225 Bridge St
    The elevator provides access to Theatre 3 and the lower section of Theatre 2. It also provides access to the Garden Suite rental space on the second floor.

    227 Bridge St
    The elevator provides access to the second floor business office and the third floor Screening Room. Please note: at this time balcony seating is not accessible for patrons using wheelchairs, or those with limited mobility in the Colonial Theatre, which was built in 1903. There are future renovation plans in the works in which access to the balcony will be addressed.

    Street Parking
    There are two ADA designated street parking spaces on the Bridge Street. Each is good for 3 hours. The first is in front of Majolica Restaurant at 258 Bridge St., and the second is across the street from Iron Hill Brewery at 130 Bridge St. Please visit our Directions and Dining page for non-ADA street parking information. All non-ADA street parking is first come, first served.

    Parking Lots
    Prospect Street Lot – Metered Hours 8am – 10pm – Accessible parking spots 68 and 69

    Mill Street Lot – Metered Hours 8am – 10pm – Accessible parking spots 71, 72, 77, and 78

    Personal Care Attendants
    Visitors with severe disabilities may be accompanied by paid Personal Care Attendants (PCA) at no additional cost during their visit to the Colonial Theatre. This applies to all ticketed events that the visitor is attending. This also applies to individual, membership, complimentary and group sales tickets.

    Visitors with PCAs who wish to purchase advance tickets for concerts or movies should contact 610.917.1228 to request complimentary companion tickets for a paid PCA. These tickets must be picked up in person by the visitor and the paid PCA at the Box Office.

    It is advised that visitors call 610.917.1228 for tickets for reserved seating events early to insure that a seat is available next the handicap wheelchair space at the theatre.

    Restroom Facilities
    Accessible restrooms are available on the first floor of both 225 Bridge St and 227 Bridge St.

    225 Bridge St
    Handicapped accessible seating is available in Theatre 2 in both the top and lower levels. Wheelchair spaces: A1, A6, A13 (lower level) and J12 and K13 (upper level). Theatre 3 wheelchair spaces: E3, E6, E7, E12.

    227 Bridge St
    Handicapped accessible seating is available on the main floor. Wheelchair Spaces: V3, V5, V11, V13; L21, L22. Transfer seats (one arm of the seat flips up): D2, G1 and T23.

    Patrons may request to have their wheelchair or walker stored during performances. A staff member will return your wheelchair or walker to you at the end of the performance.

    Should you require any accommodation that will help make your visit more comfortable, please contact the Box Office at least a week in advance so that we can make the proper arrangements. When you arrive at the theatre, please notify the House Manager and he will be happy to assist you.

    Service Animals
    Patrons with service animals are welcome at the Colonial.

    The theater provides barrier-free access for patrons using wheelchairs or walkers. On-grade entrances, railings, and ADA compliant doorways allow people easy access. Please inform the staff if you will need assistance during intermission.
    $29 - $49.50

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