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Midtown Village & The Gayborhood

Over the years, the rectangular section of Center City between 11th & Broad Streets, and Market & Spruce Streets has been divvied up and called different things by developers and realtors. But the current appellation - Midtown Village - serves it well: It resides in the dead-center middle of Center City, between the history-heavy mainstays of Old City and Independence National Historical Park, and the upscale cosmopolitan majesty of Rittenhouse Square.

As part of the larger umbrella known as Washington Square West, Midtown Village also contains the LGBTQ-centric Gayborhood, with its restaurants, galleries and hot spots; the popular dining destinations of the famed 13th Street corridor; and some of the biggest and best hotels and theaters in the city. The term “Gayborhood” was first used to describe OutFest by the City Paper, when David Warner described it as a “beautiful day in the gayborhood.”  Philly Pride immediately began to use to the term the following year to describe the area of our gay pride parade formation. It has now become a universally recognized term.

How to get there

Ride the Market-Frankford Line to 13th Street, Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust, Trolley Routes to 13th Street, and any Regional Rail Line to Jefferson Station. There are also several Bus Routes that serve the Gayborhood including Routes 9, 12, 21, 23, 42, and 45. Plan your trip here.

Fare

There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you.

Upcoming Local Happenings
Theater

Wanda Sykes

Miller Theater

Catch Wanda Sykes at the Miller Theater this Friday and Saturday. Get there on SEPTA. Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust. Get discounted tickets with this Perk!

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Music

Philadelphia Orchestra - Yannick Leads Schumann and Dawson

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Catch Philadelphia Orchestra - Yannick Leads Schumann and Dawson at the Kimmel Center on Thursday and Friday! Get there on SEPTA! Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust. Get up to $10 off tickets with this Perk!

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A Soldier’s Play

The Forrest Theatre

The Forrest Theatre stage welcomes A Soldier's Play from 1/24 thru 2/5. Get there on SEPTA. Take the Market-Frankford Line to 11th Street or hop Routes 42, 21, or 12.

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Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink

Dilworth Park

It’s a winter wonderland in the shadow of City Hall. Now thru 2/26, glide around the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, snap a selfie in the festive wintergarden, warm up with a hot beverage inside the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin and grab some seasonal snacks — all set against a very festive backdrop. Reservations are encouraged for timed, 90-minute skating sessions. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.  

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Superhero Skate

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at Dilworth Park

Hit the ice with your favorite superheroes for this special skating session in the shadow of City Hall. In addition to meet-and-greets with costumed crusaders, the kiddos can enjoy free face painting, capes and take-home crafts while supplies last. Tickets are required. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.  

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Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Walnut Street Theater

See Last of the Red Hot Lovers at the Walnut Street Theater now thru 2/5. Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Jefferson Station or Bus Routes 9, 12, 21, 38, 42, 47, 47M, or 61.

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