Mann Center for the Performing Arts
A universe of stellar performers entertains under summertime skies
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, one of the nation’s largest outdoor amphitheaters, is a top summer destination for music lovers in Philadelphia.
Located in Fairmount Park, the Mann can seat over 4,500 with room for nearly 10,000 more on the spacious lawn. Meet up with friends at PECO Plaza, complete with ticket office, concierge amenities and food kiosks.
The summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Mann also hosts an exciting concert series featuring everything from rock to pop to opera to funk, as well as Broadway and dance events.
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If you are planning to spend a day at the Mann, be sure to come prepared. During Philadelphia Orchestra performances, you can bring your own picnic (including wine and beer!). Study up on the Mann’s Frequently Asked Questions before your visit using the button below.
The Mann Center is located in beautiful Fairmount Park. If you’re driving, parking is $15 per vehicle and $30 for RVs, campers and buses.
Public transportation is easy with SEPTA’s Mann Center Loop, a bus route that drops off riders directly at the performing arts center and includes points around Center City and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Standard fare applies and Independence Passes are accepted.
Since the 1930s, Philadelphians have walked, driven or taken the trolley by the thousands to enjoy outdoor culture and to picnic at Fairmount Park’s Robin Hood Dell. Occasional bad weather, droning planes overhead and the need to update to modern technology prompted music lover and businessman Frederic R. Mann to campaign for this state-of-the-art facility. Two years after opening, the center was named in his honor.
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