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Theater of Living Arts

334 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1536
+1 215-922-1011
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We attended a sold out show last night and waited in line for approximately an hour. The line... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jenandcody
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Jersey
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Intimate concert venue!

Went with a group of people to see The Marcus King Band. Cold night and didn’t stand outside long... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Busygirl4k
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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 18:00
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334 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1536
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+1 215-922-1011
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended a sold out show last night and waited in line for approximately an hour. The line snaked around several blocks as the lineup had already been started about an hour and a half before we got there. The event staff was visibly present...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of people to see The Marcus King Band. Cold night and didn’t stand outside long at all. Once inside I found the venue to be the perfect place to see an up and coming band! We stood right by the stage....More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...More

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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
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beachwk95
12 January 2018|
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Response from Busygirl4k | Reviewed this property |
We got in line about five minutes before the doors opened and they expedited us right in, an there was quite a few people in front of us. There was a parking garage close by (about 3 blocks). We felt very safe!
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Jeff M
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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 ...
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