The Founders of Freedom Theatre
John Allen, Jr. and Robert E. Leslie, Sr. The founders of Freedom Theatre
The Legacy of Edwin Forrest
In the early 1800s, Americans flocked to theaters as a source of entertainment and drama as American actors began to challenge the dominance of Britain.
Our Theatre and History
Edwin Forrest’s Philadelphia Mansion would later fittingly become the home to New Freedom Theatre.
Historic Photos and Performance Gallery
Have a look at photos from our past performances and see a timeline of our shows.
Freedom Theatre Alumni
Read what New Freedom alums are saying about how their beginnings at New Freedom Theatre framed their attitudes on life, and their craft.