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Theater of Living Arts

334 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1536
+1 215-922-1011
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Teenie Bopper Music Scene

This is the marque small concert venue to teenie boppin' music. I believe it's safe for kids... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Heart of South Street

The TLA is a great place that lets you buy tickets at the entrance for other shows that are on... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Kev E
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Once an avant-garde theater, now a music venue, with or without seats. Where Kevin Bacon used to kick it back in his day.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 18:00
334 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1536
+1 215-922-1011
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the marque small concert venue to teenie boppin' music. I believe it's safe for kids although some creepers are hanging around or in the area and in that scene. sound and PA weren't bad

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The TLA is a great place that lets you buy tickets at the entrance for other shows that are on TicketMaster which is a plus. It's located on South Street which is a famous sub-culture main street with shops and bars all around. The venue...More

Thank Kev E
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A friend and I visited this venue all the way from Yorkshire, England to see Biffy Clyro. For those of you that don't know them, back home these guys sell out stadiums and we saw them in this relatively tiny venue. Security was good, the...More

Thank NeilRichardson1980
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Now, I just want to acknowledge that the location itself is pretty small comparing to other venues. However, they are really efficient with the space. I was there twice for two different artists. Both experiences were really great! I prefer this kind of venue better...More

Thank Roosevelt N
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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...More

Thank giarose971
Reviewed 21 April 2017 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...More

Thank Louise P
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...More

Thank Mo-Szo
Reviewed 29 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
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Sam D
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...More

Thank CrYpTdWeLa
Jackie A, Marketing at Theater of Living Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

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...More

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Jeff M
3 April 2017|
Response from Mo-Szo | Reviewed this property |
Each show is different .. and don't believe what the ticket states .... you may want to call the venue .. our ticket listed 8:30pm - 11pm ... when actual show went from 8:50pm - 9:45 ...