Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit performing arts center located in the Centennial District of Philadelphia's West Fairmount Park, built in 1976 as the summer home for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Today the Mann Center offers a diverse array of entertainment with internationally recognized artists. For a list of this season's shows click here.

How to get there

Get there on SEPTA. Stopping at major locations in Center City, SEPTA's Mann Loop provides an easy, one-seat trip to the show. Accepts cash, tokens, transfers & passes including the One Day Independence Pass. For a schedule and map, click here.


The Mann Loop accepts all regular base SEPTA fares. This means cash, a token or transfer pays for your ride each way. Your TrailPass or TransPass or One Day Convenience Pass also work. Taking in a day around Philadelphia too? The Independence Pass gets you unlimited rides on SEPTA, including to and from The Mann, for one low price. Senior Citizens with valid ID ride for free.

One way fare is $2.50 cash. You must have exact change if paying the cashier. The cashier cannot make change. Quick Trips are available from the Fare Kiosks located at all Broad Street and Market-Frankford Line stations. The kiosks accept credit/debit cards and cash [no exact change needed!]. Note, a Quick Trip is a one-way ticket, good for 24 hours. It can only be used at the station from which it is purchased.

Your best bet, is a SEPTA Key Card. Like a Quick Trip, it is also available from the Fare Kiosks but unlike a Quick Trip, it is reloadable and reusable. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you'll receive a discount for each ride ($2.00 versus the $2.50 cash fare). You must load a minimum of $10 [which will get you 5 rides]. Funds in your Travel Wallet can only be used to pay for one (1) person. It cannot be tapped multiple times to pay for anyone traveling with you.  

Best part – your SEPTA Key gets you more than just a ride. Flash it for discounts on food, drink, museums, sports, shops and more. Click here for a full list of Partners.