• Kimmel Center Philly's prestigious arts institution offers classical music, ballet, Broadway shows and more.
  • Mann Center Summer concerts are held at this superb outdoor arena overlooking the city skyline.
  • Citizens Bank Park Get close to the Phillies and their famous giant furry green mascot at this excellent ball park.
  • Union Transfer Lofty ceilings provide great acoustics at this live-music venue that hosts both local and national acts.


  • Arden Theatre Co The long-established and well-regarded Arden puts on a wide variety of shows.
  • Wilma Theater Avant-garde productions and premiers of new works.
  • Walnut Street Theater A National Historic Landmark, many famous actors have trod the boards here.

Classical Music & Opera

Live Music

  • Johnny Brenda's Fishtown venue that's a touchstone of Philly's indie-rock scene.
  • The Fillmore One of the city's largest indoor live-music venues, plus a place to go dancing.
  • World Cafe Live Great venue with several performance spaces that's also home to a radio station.


Spectator Sports

  • Lincoln Financial Field Watch the Birds soar to greater football heights from this mammoth stadium's terraces.
  • Franklin Field Historic U Penn college track and football stadium where Penn Relays are held.
  • The Palestra Legendary college basketball venue on the U Penn campus.

Cult Cinema

  • Lightbox Film Center Indie cinema from around the world in University City.
  • South Street Cinema Low-tech movie house screening cult, classic and indie flicks.
  • Trocadero Theater Come Monday for a great ticket deal on classic, geek and cult cinema.
  • PhilaMOCA Check their schedule for occasional quirky and unusual movie screenings.

Outdoor Music Venues

Comedy & Cabaret

  • FringeArts The Get Pegged cabarets are just one of the quirky performances that happen at this avant-garde theater and performance-art space.
  • L'etage Top drag acts, 'boylesque' shows and banging DJs at this intimate Bella Vista venue.
  • Punch Line Philly Established and emerging comedy talents perform here, plus there's a drag diva brunch on Saturdays.