Entertainment and Nightlife - Performance Venues and Theaters

Tower Theater


It all started early one summer in 1972 when the first concert and sold out show took place at the Tower Theater. Over the next few years, The Tower quickly grew a reputation as having its finger on the "pulse" of what was happening in music.

Then unknowns, David Bowie and The Spiders from Mars and Peter Gabriel with Genesis stood on the Tower's stage during its fledgling years and Bruce Springsteen introduced the E Street Band there in 1974. Since then, the likes of Paul Simon, Neil Young and David Bowie have recorded live shows in this historic building and the list of talent that has come through is truly amazing.

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 5.79 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 4.76 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 5.32 miles

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Facility Amenities

  • Accessible by Public Transit
  • Non Smoking

Facility Information

  • Family Friendly
  • Family Reunion Friendly
  • LGBT Friendly

Group Information

  • Group Friendly


Venue Capacity

  • 3000

Total Venue Square Feet

  • 132,000

One of Philadelphia’s most beautiful historic landmarks, this circa 1927 movie and vaudeville house offers a unique venue for corporate awards presentations, business meetings, speaker tours, theatrical performances, concerts, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and much more! Featuring an old-school marquee to display your name in lights, the Tower Theater is located approximately 6 miles from the Philadelphia Convention Center and can accommodate from 50 to 3,000 guests.

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