The city of Philadelphia is rich with music and theater and at our PHL parking company, we can help you find a variety of venues where you can catch a show. Here, we list a few of our favorite venues worth a visit:
Located in the heart of Center City, Union Transfer offers visitors a unique venue experience. The building began as the Spring Garden Farmers Market in 1889 and in 1918, it became a storage area for Reading Railroad Company baggage and changed its name to the Union Transfer Baggage Express Company. It wasn’t until 2011 that the building became a music venue and today, it hosts performances by a variety of artists in a variety of genres. Concert-goers can enjoy performances from two (upper and lower) levels as well as four bars. You can even host a private event at Union Transfer.
Walnut Street Theater
For a dose of history, our PHL parking company suggests heading to the Walnut Street Theater. Founded in 1809, it’s the oldest theater in the U.S. and is said to be the oldest theater in the English-speaking world. In fact, it’s on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The Walnut Street Theater has three stages designed for large, small, and independent productions. Throughout the year, the theater hosts musicals, plays, comedy specials, dramatic performances, readings, and more. You can also enjoy things like theater tours, special events, a theater school, and a theater training program called Camp Walnut that runs during the summer.
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
When it opened, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts was originally built as the summer home for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Located in Fairmount Park, the venue can seat around 14,000 individuals and was actually voted “Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue” in North America by Pollstar. Throughout the year, it hosts a number of individual and group music performances as well as music festivals and the Young People’s Concert Series, a free series aimed towards children. Before you catch a show, enjoy a meal at the on-site hilltop restaurant, Crescendo, picnic on the lawn, or visit a food truck.