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Historic Theater

This is a very historic theater that has featured all sorts of performances over the years... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2019
Thomas V
Oakland, California
Shame That They are Closing

I have been to several shows here and have seen both comedy acts and musical acts. Every time prior... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2019
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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Jul 3, 2019
“Historic Theater”
Apr 7, 2019
“Shame That They are Closing”
The Trocadero Theatre was first opened in 1870, offering musical comedies and traveling minstrel shows under the name Arch Street Opera House. Later, vaudeville and burlesque came to its stage with notable professional showgirls performing burlesque...more
1003 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2307
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

This is a very historic theater that has featured all sorts of performances over the years including strippers! It's a fine old theater and I wonder if it is closing.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed April 7, 2019

I have been to several shows here and have seen both comedy acts and musical acts. Every time prior to this one the sound quality was terrible to questionable at best. However the venue itself is a pretty good set up. My husband, his brothers,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

We went to see a show and were waiting in line to get in. The employee came out and started going on about how we had to be "five" across just like his hand. This made no sense since you can't even go into the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I went here to see Henry Rollins in January 2018. It is a great little venue with very few bad places to view the stage. This is a two level venue with the bar upstairs.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank krueger134
Reviewed October 29, 2017

I recently attended another show at the Troc with Philly natives the Dead Milkmen. We lined up early 630 for an open door at 7pm. the bouncer was a little obnoxious by repeatedly yelling in patrons faces to line up 5 in a row counting...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank traysea77
Reviewed February 14, 2017

If it's going to be packed arrive early for beverages even though there's several bars. Recommend using coat check, don't drop anything on the floor if you do leave whatever it is, even a fifty :) felt safe plenty of security and not overwhelming.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank missionbox
Reviewed December 14, 2016

The Troc is a great venue for edgy rock shows. The vintage space offers a great carnival atmosphere and it can be a real fun house with the right bands and crowd.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank KentL650
Reviewed October 24, 2016

The troc is a nice place to see a show. It's a small, intimate venue for sure. The only complaints I have were the small bathroom facilities and staff not knowing what bar was open during the performance.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Eric S
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

I love the Troc! I've been here loads of times and it is always a blast! The bouncers are in general nice and look out for you and I've never felt intimidated (20s female). There is a wild selection of performers here. The crowds that...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank nualaloula
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Was here for a comedy show. It general admission (or it was for the comedy show), so I would recommend getting there at least 30 minutes before the show starts, as the line starts to wrap around the block. The theatre is small, with folding...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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