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  • 1908: a nickelodeon opens on South Street under the name the Crystal Palace
  • 1927: the movie theater is converted into a concert hall
  • 1941: the concert hall is converted into a movie theater
  • 1959: director Andre Gregory founds an avant-garde performance group in the theater, and gives it a new name?the Theatre of the Living Arts
  • 1960?1968: the troupe's critically acclaimed shows, including The Critic?and?Poor Bitos, feature such future legends as Danny DeVito, Judd Hirsch, and Morgan Freeman
  • 1976: years after the performance group goes bankrupt, a newly opened movie theater realizes it can pay its rent with weekly screenings of?Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • 1988: after one final transformation, the Theatre of the Living Arts becomes a live performance venue once again
  • 2013: now exclusively a music stage, the theater earns a spot on Complex's list of America's 50 best concert venues

S 69th St. & Ludlow St.
Upper Darby,
PA
US

Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

69th & Ludlow
Upper Darby,
PA
US

Girls Night: The Musical will bring to the stage of the 14th Street Theatre a heartfelt, comedic story of five friends celebrating their history and future together while embarking on an epic night of karaoke. Actresses belt out renditions of such female classics as "It's Raining Men," "I Will Survive," and “Lady Marmalade” amid vibrant set pieces. Theater seating harkens back to intimate cabarets of yore, with up to four seats and a Dean Martin wax figure adorning each table. Groupon holders receive the best non-VIP seats possible (any table other than tables A-G) upon the redemption of their vouchers at the theater's will-call station.

260 South Broad Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.

Columbus Blvd. at Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia,
PA
US

THEARC Theater was created out of necessity. The first theater in Ward 8 in Washington, DC, it was founded to provide residents living east of the Anacostia River with expanded cultural opportunities and hide-and-seek spots. Constructed by local nonprofit Building Bridges Across the River, the theater aims to improve the lives of children and adults in southeast Washington through educational, health, and social-service programs such as free theater workshops and youth internships in technical theater management. Noting the tower of glass windows that crowns the entrance, the Washington Post called it "a veritable lighthouse of learning—a $27 million, 110,000-square-foot campus set on 16 beautiful green acres."

2031 Sansom Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Our Mission: The mission of Metro Comedy is to showcase cutting-edge comedians while creating exciting events that unite people in a fun, carefree and entertaining environment

2031 Sansom St
Philadelphia,
PA
US