Electric Factory

Music Venue and Concert Hall
North Philadelphia, Philadelphia
  • Joe S.
    "If you're upstairs get a spot by the railing early."(5 Tips)
    "Still one of the best concert venues in Philly, to me."(3 Tips)
    Tracey N.
    "Huge venue."(3 Tips)
    Elizabeth L.
    "Arrive early and grab a stool on the balcony right above the stage."(5 Tips)
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  • TixBangBoom
    TixBangBoomMarch 1, 2012
    Bring your best and never forget a night at the electric factory. From Guns N Roses to Matisyahu this is truly one of the great venues in Philly! Get some tix and bring your friends to this hot spot!!
  • Joe S.
    Joe SimpsonDecember 28, 2012
    If you're upstairs get a spot by the railing early. Otherwise you won't be able to see anything. They have screens but who goes to a concert to watch a video screen? I want to see the stage!
  • Karen S.
    Karen StagemyerJuly 14, 2015
    Been going to see live shows here since the place opened. Kind of like a home to me. I usually always get there a little early and have no trouble sitting the rail!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HeilnerFebruary 29, 2012
    Despite a lot of griping about sound in the past, last time time I was there(11/11/11) sound quality was excellent. Solid venue, not my favorite in the city, but still good.
  • CS R.
    CS RojasSeptember 2, 2015
    One of the more annoying venues. Bar upstairs gets packed quick, get there early! Otherwise be ready to use binoculars from the back to see the show.
  • NBC Philadelphia
    NBC PhiladelphiaJuly 27, 2011
    The original Electric Factory (at 22nd and Arch Streets) opened in a converted tire warehouse in 1968. This location, opened in 1994, is considered one of the nation's leading indoor concert venues.
  • Nick D.
    Nick DeRosaApril 27, 2011
    Massive "small-show" venue in Philadelphia. The acoustics are a bit shitty here but the atmosphere definitely makes up for it. Easy to get to car/transit - easy to find parking.
  • Erin S.
    Erin SimmonsMay 31, 2013
    Make sure to take notice of the awesome art across the walls of the EFactory. Most of it is done by the extremely talented street artist, Get Up Art
  • Connor G.
    Connor GarrityNovember 2, 2011
    Great venue, saw J. Cole there a few weeks ago. Make sure you get there early and if you can, stand upstairs-much better view of the stage!
  • Dennis R.
    Dennis RobinsonOctober 14, 2013
    Very beautiful place! I highly recommend sitting as close to the front as possible and as far center as you can get.
  • - B.
    - BossiApril 17, 2011
    This place is massive & easy to reach by both transit & car. Acoustics aren't perfect, but the venue's atmosphere more than makes up for that.
  • Diana Z.
    Diana ZhouMarch 21, 2010
    This isn't the most acoustic venue and it's populated with teenie boppers, but still it's got a cool vibe. Make sure you bring CASH. They don't take credit.
  • Emma D.
    Emma DJanuary 28, 2013
    Unique venue, but shows sell out fast here, make sure you come early and stake out a good spot.
  • Keighty S.
    Keighty SharkeyAugust 12, 2013
    For all day shows, the concrete floors really make a difference. Wear good shoes. Wearing vans will ruin your day.
  • Todd C.
    Todd CooperMay 4, 2011
    Don't settle for the beer selection at the downstairs bar (if it's open) - balcony bar has a much wider choice of drinks
  • Aimee
    AimeeApril 30, 2011
    awesome venue. great sound system. park right outside the building for cheap (by philly standards).
  • .Alex
    .AlexFebruary 13, 2015
    some of the top acts come through here, security getting in can be tough depending on the band
  • Chrissy N.
    Chrissy NickelNovember 30, 2014
    Large, not the best views of the stage if it's a large concert. People get a little pushy
  • Maria
    MariaSeptember 11, 2011
    One of my favorite venue's love it being big and spacious!! Best place for live show!!
  • LEQ
    LEQAugust 29, 2014
    Don't go here unless you REALLY want to see whoever is playing. Sound is OK but popular shows oversold to the point you can barely get in. Have fun with the $5 bottled water to stave off passing out.
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordOctober 31, 2011
    There are often people giving out free extra tickets before concerts. Check it out before hitting up the box office.
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneSeptember 27, 2010
    HUGE venue! Sit upstairs at the bar. Pregame before you go: the bar prices are absurd.
  • Amanda I.
    Amanda InderbitzenAugust 30, 2010
    Sit on the second floor, by the rail. Close the bar... amazing! Esp for a show like SCISSOR SISTERS! :)
  • ʍɐɥs
    ʍɐɥsOctober 29, 2014
    I've seen so many great shows here... The sound is fantastic inside.
  • Calvin L.
    Calvin LawlietSeptember 16, 2010
    Caution to those who sit on the balcony right above the stage: your right ear might be ringing for a while the next day.
  • Staci
    StaciNovember 29, 2012
    Hey dicks-they are not going to let you backstage without a pass so stop trying and stay in the spot you are at. Also, backstage is not the bathroom so stop trying that one, too! Idiots!
  • Julzington
    JulzingtonSeptember 30, 2010
    By far one of the coolest venues in the city to check out a show. If you ever have the chance, check it out!!!
  • Wanderlust
    WanderlustFebruary 6
    Still one of the best concert venues in Philly, to me.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicDecember 6, 2015
    Acoustics were pretty lackluster. Had a decent view from the balcony railing.
  • Johnathan J.
    Johnathan JohnsonMay 31, 2013
    I love working with the in-house crew! Thank you very much for the opportunity!
  • T E.
    T EMarch 27, 2011
    Sky deck is awesome. If you have passes then you don't have to get there really early.
  • LIVE
    LIVEMarch 26, 2013
    See you Thursday June 20th 2013 for the Summerland Tour featuring LIVE, Everclear, Filter & Sponge! For more info and to RSVP visit http://bit.ly/LIVEPhiladelphiaPA Read more
  • Jason V.
    Jason VanderhornApril 26, 2015
    Love the open floor. Great for dancing.
  • jaz
    jazNovember 8, 2012
    Standing room only concert venue... Everything inside is cash only
  • Robbie R.
    Robbie RodriguezNovember 11, 2015
    venue was sick, and security was awesome and kept annoying people from cutting
  • Jay G.
    Jay GaletteAugust 24, 2010
    Consume anything illegal before you go in and not in the bathroom. The staff here will shake you down and then blackmail you for cash.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MarieOctober 23, 2011
    The upstairs level is great, you can see everything!
  • Sam G.
    Sam GallagherDecember 26, 2011
    The only smaller venue in that area with plenty of standing room AND seating.
  • Jessica
    JessicaSeptember 28, 2010
    B-52s are playing this Friday October 1st with Philly's own GANG and Robert Drake of Sex Dwarf. Your audience is a must. ROCK LOBSTER!! Read more
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle McGillMarch 11, 2012
    Park in calowhill and it's free after 6 it's literally an extra 25 yards from the parking lot
  • Keyth R.
    Keyth RApril 15, 2013
    Either get here early or late but not on time if you're not trying to stand in line.
  • Olivia B.
    Olivia BinczewskiNovember 28, 2011
    Good shows with great friends, and a lot of alcohol most of the time.
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LockmanDecember 14, 2009
    Arrive early and grab a stool on the balcony right above the stage. Read more
  • Jay L.
    Jay LopatineMarch 24, 2011
    great place get there early amd enjoy
  • vitaminwater®
    vitaminwater®September 28, 2011
    mac miller rocks the stage 9/28 - chmunches uncapped interview from the roots picnic http://ow.ly/1xNvMh
  • Dan M.
    Dan MackJuly 14, 2010
    Shake it. Don't break it. (Remember that it took your mama nine months to make it.)
  • Cait M.
    Cait ManleyApril 27, 2011
    Park anywhere around the venue for free. Just don't park in the parking lot.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BeresfordSeptember 27, 2009
    arrive early to get seats in the balcony bar area.
  • Lee T.
    Lee TobeyMarch 20, 2010
    Try the rail on the upper level stairs if u are desperate for something to lean on
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LeahyAugust 16, 2011
    Fun place for concerts. Thank God I'm 21 so I can go up to the bar and relax.
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