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Mann Center for the Performing Arts

5201 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 (Fairmount Park)
+1 215-546-7900
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Ranked #55 of 286 attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Theaters
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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful time, enjoying a concert given by the Philadelphia Orchestra in Fairmount Park. I arrived in time to get a seat under the canopy. Acoustics are excellent, and the canopy was airy, seats were comfortable. Parking was $15 but I took a chance on street parking and did OK.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Mann Center has a gorgeous view. The venue itself is also lovely. There was a bit of a traffic problem driving into the event, but I guess that is to be expected. My wife and out did indulge in the picnic dinner which was OK. The chicken was tasty and everything else (pasta salad, tomato/basil salad, fruit salad, etc.)... More

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Even though I go o alot of concerts in the Philly area this was my first time at the Mann. This will not be my last for sure. It was the easiest venue to get to in Philly that I've ever been to. No traffic into the Mann but a little confusion by the lot attendants getting people out. The... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

When driving into Philadelphia we noticed a poster about a Gladiator play at the Mann Center in the evening. We tried to buy tickets online, but as it was not clear on the website what kind of seating is available we decided to go to the box office. It turned out we were offered the exact same places the online... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Aside from the $12 mixed drinks (which is def crazy), I couldn't have been more impressed with this place. BEAUTIFUL!!!! CLEAN!!! WELL STAFFED!!! The employees working in the parking lot, ticketing gates, and every one of those fabulous drink and food booths were so courteous and friendly---definitely the face of Philly you want to see. Couldn't have come to a... More

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White Haven, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

just saw sarah mcclaughlan and she and the mann center were fantastic! beautiful outside summer concert venue. took public transport in from center city ...not horrible...and really enjoyed the show! food selection average,,,eat before you go! beer around 7 bucks ..would certainly go again in a heartbeat!

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I had the greatest time there. Jill Scott was great. The seats was nice, the company was lovely. The band was great. I even brought their CD.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Visited the center for a show of the Philadelphia Orchestra. It was truly a great experience. The center is located in the huge Fairmount Park on a hill that provides an impressive view to the city center, standing above the park's tree line. Having a picnic on the lawn of the center and then joining on a show was truly... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I've been here twice - once in 2013 for Zelda and this year for Gladiator and it was amazing! We sat on the lawn for Gladiator and enjoyed the BYOB/picnic atmosphere. People really respected the "no high seats" rule and it was a beautiful evening. I hope that they do more screenings next year -- I'd like to see Lion... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went to see Sara Barielles at the Skyline Stage at the Mann. For those of you that know the Mann, it is up a hill and to the right of the Mann Center. After you climb to the top, if you look back, you see a stunning view of Philadelphia's skyline -hence the name! There are no seats for... More

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