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Philadelphia: Venues

Philadelphia Venues: Venues Around Philadelphia

Below are our Philadelphia Venues recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, venue history and other points of interest in Philadelphia Art.

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts – University of Pennsylvania

Since opening in 1971, the Annenberg Center has become one of Philadelphia’s major destinations for cultural events and gatherings of all kinds.  Based at the University of Pennsylvania, the Center presents innovative programming intended to nurture a public appreciation for and engagement in the arts.  Its performance offerings include important theatrical works, numerous music series (in World, Jazz, Dance, New Music and Irish Culture), as well as one of the …more…

Colonial Theatre (Phoenixville, PA)

Colonial Theatre Information

Public Transportation: Good (a short walk from SEPTA buses 99 and 139 at Bridge Street/Gay Street)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: The Colonial screens art, independent, and classic films seven nights a week and presents several concerts, comedy shows, and special events every month
Ticket Prices: Feature, Classic, Fright Night, and Cult Film Tickets: Adults $8; Seniors (62+) and Students $6; Members and Children (13–3) $5; Free for Children (2 and under). …more…

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

The Kimmel Center, built in the late 1990’s as a performance space, houses three exemplary venues: Verizon Hall, the Perelman Theater and the Academy of Music. Verizon Hall hosts both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philly Pops (under the direction of Peter Nero). The Perelman Theater is the permanent home of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and PHILADANCO. The Academy of Music, the largest theater in the Kimmel Center, houses …more…

Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia, PA)

(May-September) Founded in 1935 as the home for summer performances by the famed Philadelphia Orchestra, the Mann Center is a summer institution in the Philadelphia area. It was known as the Robin Hood Dell Concert series until 1976, after which its name changed to honor the support of Philadelphia businessman and philanthropist Frederic R. Mann. In 1998 the venue officially became the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, to reflect the growing diversity of its programming. ...more...

Painted Bride Art Center

Located in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, the Painted Bride Art Center is a presenting arts organization founded in 1969 by a group of recent graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts, a part of what has become known as the Alternative Art Space movement.  This movement sought to emphasize the contributions of artists that were underrepresented in larger commercial circles (such as women, gay & lesbian artists, and …more…