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Address: 334 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1536
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+1 215-922-1011
12:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 18:00

Once an avant-garde theater, now a music venue, with or without seats....

Once an avant-garde theater, now a music venue, with or without seats. Where Kevin Bacon used to kick it back in his day.

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Not a bad seat in the house -- because there are none

More of a bar then a theater .. but it's good for what it is. Bartenders are friendly and make a decent drink. HOWEVER, the event page for the show we saw (The Band Perry) had... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like to start off by saying how efficient this place is, from the line, going through the door, getting a drink. Everything went very smooth. Beer was expensive but that goes with concert territory experience. The women bathrooms was clean and well stocked both floor and balcony, b-rooms. I had a floor general admission ticket and I wish I... More 

Thank giarose971
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved it! Staff were helpful but the queue was a bit confusing. They didn't separate fast lane ticket holders until just before doors which was confusing and frustrating for people that thought they were going to get in quickly and grab a good spot only to find that there were tons of people in front of them. Also not... More 

Thank Louise P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

More of a bar then a theater .. but it's good for what it is. Bartenders are friendly and make a decent drink. HOWEVER, the event page for the show we saw (The Band Perry) had the times listed as 8:30pm - 11pm... Show started at 8:50pm .. and was OVER by 9:40pm?!? It was 1 set and some poor... More 

Thank Mo-Szo
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The place itself is really good. They have an upstairs area and everything like that. The place isn't too big but it's also not too small. The only bad thing that happened when I was there was that the bartender was being mean so... yeah.

1 Thank Bearsy123
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I've been going to concerts at the TLA since I was 16 (so for the past 8 years). As an avid concert goer, usually for lesser known punk and alternative bands, I've been in lots of this type of venue. Indoor concert venues/bars aren't going to be the same as a stadium show. They're rougher, they're a bunch of sweaty... More 

Thank Sam D
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I recently took my daughter to a show here and the security personnel were very rude to everyone. Not one in particular but several of them were rude and weren't very helpful when asked questions. The establishment should require that their employees are courteous to those paying to see an event at their venue.

Thank CrYpTdWeLa
Jackie A, Marketing at Theater of Living Arts, responded to this review

Hello. We are so sorry to hear that you have a negative view of some of our staff members. In the event that you experience or see any inappropriate/rude behavior while in attendance at TLA, please do reach out to our staff directly (on-site if you can, or ASAP following the event) so that we can make sure that each... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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187 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Ballet to rock music? Ok soft rock & young dancers (not Bolshoi) but delightful. Goid music choice. Bar & waitstaff @ your seat. Balcony bars impede view. Good sound. Nit your momma's tla. Worth a visit. Dancers worth another visit too! Rock on!!!!

Thank jean m
Dagsboro, Delaware
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208 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Nice place for a rock concert. Good acoustics. We were standing room only, but there were seats off to the sides. Stage was large. A/C was good cause it was a hot day. Would definitely go back.

Thank Donna T
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

I was there for the big phat losers tour and the meet and great was the best. Wish there would have been seating for the actual show.

Thank Mida C
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418 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Went here to see my favorite band play. Awesome experience being in the front row and being so close to the band. Does get hot and stuffy with a large amount of people in one room.

1 Thank Courtney W

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