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Mann Center for the Performing Arts

A universe of stellar performers entertains under summertime skies

Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Scenic views during Further at the Mann Credit: Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Description

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 4,000 with room for an additional 10,000 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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Click here for the full concert schedule.

Come Prepared

If you are planning to spend a day at the Mann, be sure to come prepared. Study up on the Mann’s Frequently Asked Questions before your trip. Click here for more.

Getting There

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. Or you can go green and take the Mann Center’s Center City Loop Bus available by SEPTA; rides cost the same as the standard SEPTA fare, and the route includes many convenient stops throughout the city.

History

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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