Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit performing arts center located in the Centennial District of Philadelphia's West Fairmount Park, built in 1976 as the summer home for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Today the Mann Center offers a diverse array of entertainment with internationally recognized artists. For a list of this season's shows click here.

How to get there

Get there on SEPTA. Stopping at major locations in Center City, SEPTA's Mann Loop provides an easy, one-seat trip to the show. Accepts cash, tokens, transfers & passes including the One Day Independence Pass. For a schedule and map, click here.


The Mann Loop accepts all regular base SEPTA fares. This means cash, a token or transfer pays for your ride each way. Your TrailPass or TransPass or One Day Convenience Pass also work. Taking in a day around Philadelphia too? The Independence Pass gets you unlimited rides on SEPTA, including to and from The Mann, for one low price. Senior Citizens with valid ID ride for free.

One way fare is $2.50 cash. Your best bet is a SEPTA Key Card. The SEPTA Key is available from Fare Kiosks in SEPTA Transit Stations and is replaceable and reloadable. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you'll receive a discount for each ride ($2.00 versus the $2.50 cash fare). You must load a minimum of $10 [which will get you 5 rides]. Funds in your Travel Wallet can only be used to pay for one (1) person. It cannot be tapped multiple times to pay for anyone traveling with you.  

Best part – your SEPTA Key gets you more than just a ride. Flash it for discounts on food, drink, museums, sports, shops and more. Click here for a full list of Partners.