Entertainment and Nightlife - Performance Venues and Theaters

Theatre of the Living Arts


The Theatre of Living Arts, fondly known as TLA, has brought live music to Philadelphia’s famous South Street for over 30 years. Nestled amongst some of the best cheesesteak and pizza joints in the city- and neighbored by some truly unique lifestyle shops and niche record stores- it’s easy to make your trip to TLA an exciting experience.

South Street’s distinctive & bustling energy boasts plenty of pre-show & post-show entertainment options within the neighborhood to make for a memorable night out. Ethnically diverse restaurants and an incredibly eclectic lineup of shops and art galleries will keep passerby busy for hours on end. Visitors from all walks of life come to experience all that neighborhood has to offer.

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 0.66 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 1.54 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 1.03 miles

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Facility Amenities

  • Accessible by Public Transit

Facility Information

  • Family Friendly
  • Family Reunion Friendly

Group Information

  • Group Friendly

Payment Options

  • Payment Option CC AmEx
  • Payment Option CC Mastercard


Venue Capacity

  • 1000

Total Venue Square Feet

  • 41,000

Located on historic South Street, Theatre of Living Arts is Philadelphia’s premiere small events venue, with a traditional marquee to display your event’s name in bright lights. This incredible space is the perfect location to host your next corporate event, private concert, wedding, reception or business meeting. Located just 1.6 miles from the Philadelphia Convention Center, this intimate venue can host from 50 to 800 guests. Our talented staff handles every detail, so you don’t have to!

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