Destination

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 Center 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 stops around Center City for the Mann Center Loop are shown below. Schedule times are based on a 7:30 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. performance start time at the Mann Center. All other event times are specifically listed in the event schedule below.

#1 @ 6:20 p.m. | 19th & Locust, South Rittenhouse Square | connect from Route 12

#2 @ 6:23 p.m. | Broad & Locust Street | connect from Route 12

#3 @ 6:25 p.m. | Broad & Chestnut Street | connect from Route 27, 32 or 4

#4 @ 6:30 p.m. | Juniper & Commerce Street | connect from Route 27, 31 or 32

#5 @ 6:35 p.m. | 12th & Market Street | connect from Route 23 or 45

#6 @ 6:37 p.m. | 15th & JFK Boulevard | connect from Route 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 44, 62, 124 or 125

Additional stops on J.F.K. Boulevard at 17th Street, 18th Street & 19th Street

#7 @ 6:40 p.m. | 20th & J.F.K. Boulevard | connect from Route 33 or 38

An additional stop on Ben Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street

#8 @ 6:45 p.m. | 26th & Ben Franklin Parkway

Arrival time at the Mann Center is approximately 7:10 p.m.

The return bus trip will depart 30 minutes from the end of the performance and board at the same drop-off location.

7:00 p.m. Start Times:

Some shows at the Mann Center have 7:00 start times. For these shows, the schedule is as follows:

#1 @ 5:50 p.m. | 19th & Locust, South Rittenhouse Square | connect from Route 12

#2 @ 5:53 p.m. | Broad & Locust Street | connect from Route 12

#3 @ 5:55 p.m. | Broad & Chestnut Street | connect from Route 27, 32 or 4

#4 @ 6:00 p.m. | Juniper & Commerce Street | connect from Route 27, 31 or 32

#5 @ 6:05 p.m. | 12th & Market Street | connect from Route 23 or 45

#6 @ 6:07 p.m. | 15th & J.F.K. Boulevard | connect from Route 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 44, 62, 124 or 125

Additional stops on J.F.K. Boulevard at 17th Street, 18th Street & 19th Street

#7 @ 6:10 p.m. | 20th & J.F.K. Boulevard | connect from Route 33 or 38

An additional stop on Ben Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street

#8 @ 6:15 p.m. | 26th & Ben Franklin Parkway

Arrival time at the Mann Center is approximately 6:40 p.m. The return bus trip will depart 30 minutes from the end of the performance and board at the same drop-off location.

6:00 p.m. Start Times:

#1 @ 4:50p.m. | 19th & Locust, South Rittenhouse Square | connect from Route 12

#2 @ 4:53p.m. | Broad & Locust Street | connect from Route 12

#3 @ 4:55p.m. | Broad & Chestnut Street | connect from Route 27, 32 or 4

#4 @ 5:00 p.m. | Juniper & Commerce Street | connect from Route 27, 31 or 32

#5 @ 5:05 p.m. | 12th & Market Street | connect from Route 23 or 45

#6 @ 5:07 p.m. | 15th & J.F.K. Boulevard | connect from Route 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 44, 62, 124 or 125

Additional stops on J.F.K. Boulevard at 17th Street, 18th Street & 19th Street

#7 @ 5:10 p.m. | 20th & J.F.K. Boulevard | connect from Route 33 or 38

An additional stop on Ben Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street

#8 @ 5:15 p.m. | 26th & Ben Franklin Parkway (@ 5:15 p.m., 2601 Parkway Apts)

An additional stop on 26th & Pennsylvania Ave.

Fare

The Mann Center Loop will accept all regular base SEPTA fares. This means cash, a token or transfer pays for your ride each way. Taking in a day around Philadelphia too? The Independence Pass gets you unlimited rides on SEPTA, including to and from the Mann Center, for one low price.