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 people with room for nearly 10,000 more on the spacious lawn. Meet up with friends at Citizen Bank Plaza, complete with ticket office, concierge amenities and food kiosks.
The Mann presents premiere artists in a world-class, entertainment destination in association with AEG Live. Each summer season, renowned symphony orchestras, iconic rock stars and some of the latest touring artists in indie rock, hip hop, R&B and pop take the stage. The venue is also entrenched in history and has remained the summer home of The Philadelphia Orchestra since the 1930s.
Signature concert experiences include a view of Philadelphia’s stunning skyline, seats beneath the Mann’s acoustically acclaimed pavilion, picnics under the stars on the lawn and onsite dining at the Crescendo, the venue’s tented restaurant.
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If you are planning to spend a day at the Mann, be sure to come prepared. During our orchestra “Summer Picnic Series”, 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, paid parking is available for cars, 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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