Mann Center for the Performing Arts



University City

5201 Parkside Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19131
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p: (215) 546-7900
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Meeting/Party Facilities (off-site venues)

From intimate gatherings, to cocktail parties, to large-scale events, the Mann is your ideal rental location in Philadelphia.

The Mann’s unique setting provides an unparalleled opportunity to make your next concert presentation, corporate event, commencement ceremony, private function, or celebration a success.

Our team of dedicated event professionals will help with your planning needs, selecting the ideal space on the Mann’s campus, and providing support for all the amenities you may need to have a memorable event!

Available spaces include:

- Crescendo

- Acclaim (new in 2019)

- Donor Terrace & Garden

- Skyline Stage

- The Main Pavilion


In no other venue in Philadelphia can one enjoy dinner, appreciate a hilltop, summer breeze, and take in the spectacular view of the city’s iconic skyline in a single location. During the season, the Mann will use Crescendo as a pre-concert restaurant for concertgoers and year-round as a catering space for events. Crescendo provides a unique hosting space for private events that is perfect for corporate dinners, award presentations, annual meetings, cocktail parties, weddings, and receptions. Crescendo enjoys a capacity of 170 seated guests or 300 standing guests.


The venue’s newest event space, Acclaim, is a 2,000-square-foot tented space located at the Top of the Hill with sweeping skyline views. The tent can accommodate 100 guests seated or 150 guests for standing, cocktail-style gatherings. Acclaim is versatile and can be customized based on rental needs and layout preference.

Donor Terrace & Garden

Surrounded by lush gardens and unique sculptures, this twinkle-lit space features a private bar, private restrooms, and the only indoor, climate-controlled location on our campus. Built in 2006, the Mann’s Donor Terrace & Garden is used to bring together major donors and guests in an elegant and private setting.  This space is very flexible and can be made to accommodate a private dinner for as few as 12 people, to a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception for 200 guests.

Skyline Stage

Introduced in 2012, this state of the art stage situated at the top of the Mann’s hill provides an additional open-air venue with an expansive and one of a kind view of the Philadelphia skyline. Host to major concerts and festival performances, this stage and its surroundings are especially appreciated by audiences who want to sit on a blanket, look out at the Philadelphia skyline, and enjoy a festival-like experience. The Skyline Stage lawn can accommodate between 3,000 and 7,500 patrons.

The Main Pavilion

From the internationally renowned Philadelphia Orchestra to the biggest names in pop, rock, and R&B, the Mann offers a season of artistic triumphs like no other venue in the region. The Mann is nationally recognized for its warm, cedar interior, metal exterior, and iconic roofline with a total seating capacity of approximately 13,000 (4,500 seats under the roof and over 8,500 outside on the great lawn). Our pavilion is a perfect setting for events, graduations, corporate meetings, and performances.

Get in touch to plan your event today!



Toby Blumenthal, Vice President of Artistic Planning and Chief Innovation Officer, at (215) 546-7900 Ext. 128, or

Venue Rentals & Private Events

Maggie Bond, Manager of Private Events & Facility Rentals, at (215) 546-7900 Ext. 102, or

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 4.43 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 3.35 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 3.93 miles

As one of the foremost outdoor music centers in the country, the Mann, a leading non-profit organization, has a historical legacy of artistic excellence as a world-class entertainment destination presenting premier artists in association with AEG Presents.

Each summer season, renowned symphony orchestras, iconic rock stars and the latest touring artists in indie rock, hip hop, R&B and pop take the stage here. The Mann is the summer home of The Philadelphia Orchestra and has presented critically acclaimed performers in every decade since the 1930s. Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the Mann hosts more than 200,000 visitors annually. Signature concert experiences are surrounded by Philadelphia’s stunning skyline and include seats beneath the Mann’s acoustically acclaimed pavilion; picnics, blankets and music under the stars on its great lawn; and dining in Crescendo, the venue’s spectacular tented restaurant.

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Facility Amenities:
Accessible by Public Transit, Bus Parking, WiFi Free, Handicap Access, Non Smoking, Onsite Parking, Onsite Kitchen
Facility Information:
Family Friendly, LGBT Friendly
Group Information:
Group Friendly
Payment Options:
Payment Option CC AmEx, Payment Option CC Discover, Payment Option CC Mastercard, Payment Option CC Visa
Venue Amenities:
Permanent Dance Floor, Food Service Facilities, Freight Elevator, Liquor License, Loading Dock, Onsite AV Available, Outside Food Allowed, Permanent Stage, Rental Equipment Available


Outdoor Space:
Outdoor Space
Venue Capacity:

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