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Theatre Exile is a nonprofit theater company dedicated to enhancing the cultural experiences of Philadelphians through the staging of works that engage the imagination. We produce challenging plays that explore the complexities of the human condition and contain a sense of Philadelphia grit and passion. We strive to reach new theater audiences throughout the community by presenting both new works as well as established plays that are often reinterpreted in original ways.We believe in freedom of expression formulated through innovation, exploration and provocation. At the same time, we provide a safe and creative environment in which local artists can grow, experiment and find their own voice.--Theater Exile
If you're coming to Philadelphia from New Jersey, consider a trip across the Delaware River on the ferry. It's faster and more pleasant than a drive across any of the five bridges, and you don't have to worry about parking. Tickets and special RiverPass tickets can be purchased at the Philadelphia and Camden terminals and also at Independence Visitors Center. The service will be available only till 30th September, after which it is available for schools, corporations and private charters around the year.
Philadelphia has been an important seaport town since the 1600s. The Seaport Museum traces this history through exhibits, demonstrations, and several ships on display, including a World War II submarine and the USS Olympia, Admiral Dewey's flagship in the Spanish-American War. The auditorium at the museum is also used for chamber music concerts.
With over 7,000 students in six local branches, Settlement Music School may be the largest community music education program in the country. Founded in 1908, it has a great reputation for training classical and jazz musicians. There is a packed schedule of student and faculty recitals throughout the year, at reasonable prices, plus classes for children and adults. Hear some of the recitals through their website.
One of the many concert venues in Philadelphia, this old movie theater now serves up the latest, though not always the most renowned, musical acts in pop/hip-hop culture. While equipped with a bar and bouncers with attitudes, there is also a balcony for the more subtle concert-goers. Located on South Street, With a seating capacity of over 1000 persons, Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) has, in its 2 decades of service, showcased several famous bands, artists and musicians.