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The Trocadero Theatre

Concert Hall and Theater
Chinatown, Philadelphia
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  • concerts
  • balcony
  • intimate
  • karaoke
  • scenic views
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  • Anton R.
    Anton RelinMarch 31
    Awesome concerts
  • Christina B.
    Christina BOctober 27, 2016
    Amazing concert venue that hosts lots of amazing bands in an area where almost anywhere you stand you can see the stage. Not usually overcrowded like most concert venues; hosts local bands, too.
  • Morgan S.
    Morgan SchumanOctober 21, 2016
    Horrible sound -- I love this place, but learn to mix the sound better
  • Stef H.
    Stef HJune 28, 2016
    Best view for 21+ is up top in the balcony, which has rows of bench seating.
  • Foursquare Insiders
    Foursquare InsidersNovember 5, 2015
    "Get box seating so that you'll have a view of the band instead of someone's head." - Roy LaManna, Music Entrepreneur Read more
  • Liz E.
    Liz EvansOctober 5, 2015
    Great intimate venue for concerts and shows! Can only have alcoholic drinks upstairs tho. Get there early if you want a seat.
  • CS R.
    CS RojasSeptember 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good venue for small acts and comedy shows. Check out the upstairs for real intimate shows with up-and-comers!
  • Alexandra A.
    Alexandra AMarch 17, 2015
  • Erin N.
    Erin NissleyDecember 7, 2014
    I was surprised at how comfy I was in the pit. Great sound, nice people and the giant fans kept me comfy and were unobtrusive.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicOctober 30, 2014
    Only had beer on the balcony and wouldn't let us take it down to the main floor. Lame.
  • vivian z.
    vivian zauharOctober 26, 2014
    The trocadero is an amazing place to listen to live music. It's kinda small but that's what give it its amazing atmosphere. Whether UR in the back, the front or on the balcony you will love the show.
  • Maria
    MariaOctober 26, 2014
    This concert venue is right in the middle of chinatown in center city. I have been here a couple of times and its huge inside. I enjoy coming here for concerts!
  • Alyson H.
    Alyson HellOctober 6, 2014
    Parking is about $25 no matter which nearby lot you try. Gorgeous old building, good sound, rude staff.
  • My Biz Consulting S.
    Hiphop explosion
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsAugust 24, 2014
    Staff can be pretty rude, but its a fun spot for small shows.
    WILSONJuly 31, 2014
    Eat Vietnamese food and then take shots w/ WILSON from Detroit, MI! Read more
  • Aramis R.
    Aramis RiveraJune 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Movie Mondays in the Balcony are spectacular, everyone shares a sense of comradery. $3 gets you in and gets you a chip that is good for redemption of $3 towards food or drink. Great movies every week.
  • Aramis R.
    Aramis RiveraJune 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place to see a show of any type. Hardcore, hip hop, country, whatever. Love it here.
  • Jey R.
    Jey RoseMay 17, 2014
    Very well organized with lines for concerts. Helpful staff. Very nice place, I am pleased with my experience here!
  • Marcus M.
    Marcus MundyAugust 28, 2013
    Iggy azealia!!!
  • Ginger Girl
    Ginger GirlMay 9, 2013
    If you get there early, there is limited seating upstairs... With a bar & restrooms.
  • Ed F.
    Ed FritzMay 1, 2013
    Chivas....don't take no for an answer
  • Alexander P.
    Alexander PittingerApril 24, 2013
    Great place and if you are 21 & up go upstairs cause the best view is up in the balcony trust me!!!
  • Ha T.
    Ha TruongMarch 28, 2013
    Movie Mondays are fun. There's alcohol, good people, and raffles and trivia after the movie. Definitely a good date event.
  • John A.
    John AbeleNovember 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    When someone who works at The Troc says "out back," this is where they mean.
  • John A.
    John AbeleSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Bring beer to the Sound & Lighting guys and they'll live you forever.
  • Dennis C.
    Dennis CAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    No moshing? Really,can we skank? Fuck it!
  • TixBangBoom
    TixBangBoomJuly 9, 2012
    $3 Movie Mondays! Enjoy cult classics like Edward Scissorhands and Die Hard. The bar stays open before, during and after the show. Check it out!!
  • Richard H.
    Richard HarmelinJune 23, 2012
    Best concert venue in Philly.
  • Shawn J.
    Shawn JaworskiJune 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't open a tab and there's a $10 dollar minimum on card purchases. ;)
  • J P.
    J PJune 3, 2012
    Boycott this place. The owner joanna pang is a biggot and dislikes gays/lesbians/transexuals. Shame on her. Stay away
  • John A.
    John AbeleJune 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Well, I guess I must be a total dickhead since I work at The Troc. Thanks, Gab, I had no idea that working here made me into a dickhead.
  • vitaminwater®
    vitaminwater®May 24, 2012
    ride the XXXpress to the roots picnic in philly and save the the cab fare for the “I was there” tee. rsvp here
  • John-Ryan S.
    John-Ryan SheaMay 14, 2012
    You can find the Perfect lady here. I'm proof.
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RMarch 31, 2012
    Great venue for live music!! On the floor and could see wonderfully - women's bathroom could be bigger.
  • Staci
    StaciMarch 29, 2012
    Even though it is far from the most handicap accessible place, staff was super nice helping me out with a broken foot-though I couldn't get a drink since the bar was upstairs
  • Jack R.
    Jack RomanowskiMarch 23, 2012
    Remember kids vote early and vote often!!!
  • TixBangBoom
    TixBangBoomMarch 1, 2012
    Attend a special event at one of the cities premiere venues. Since the dawn of the Philly music scene artists have performed at this amazing attraction in the heart of Philadelphia.
  • Zayne S.
    Zayne SavallFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing atmosphere & acoustics. There's a WaWa down the street for all post concert refreshments (and you'll need them in the summer).
  • LEQ
    LEQFebruary 20, 2012
    Great place to see a show but parking close by will cost you. Also, quite possibly the worst women's restroom ever. Avoid if possible.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle McGillFebruary 18, 2012
    Less Than Jake Killed it
  • Edward M.
    Edward MacConnellJanuary 26, 2012
    The bathrooms are in dire need of remoldeling
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyJanuary 12, 2012
    For $3 on Movie Monday, enjoy cult classics like Edward Scissorhands and Die Hard. The bar stays open before, during and after the show. Arrive before 7 pm, get a free beer and a bag of popcorn.
  • Naren T.
    Naren TDecember 28, 2011
    Very interesting decor. They screen movies or have live music
  • Alicia R.
    Alicia ReneéDecember 24, 2011
    Wu Tang, December 16, 2011
  • Freda M.
    Freda MatteaNovember 16, 2011
    The Kooks concert!!!!!!!!! <3
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CarrNovember 10, 2011
    Get there early and get upstairs...Bar and a Show!
  • Robert F.
    Robert FordSeptember 30, 2011
    Occasionally brilliant for a late 70s / early 80s punk/post punk nostalgia trip!
  • James
    JamesSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Uh... hello? How is Karaoke Gung Show with Skeletor in the balcony not already a tip? 6000+ songs and SKELETOR. ITS GODDAMN SKELETOR. Free admission and drink specials all night Read more
  • Lexus
    LexusSeptember 24, 2011
    Balcony is crap. Not enough seating but it slopes so deep if you stand you can't see.
  • Charlotte C.
    Charlotte CraterSeptember 11, 2011
    The floor is so shiny oh my gosh!
  • Dao J.
    Dao JonesAugust 2, 2011
    Ximena is wonderful!
  • NBC Philadelphia
    NBC PhiladelphiaJuly 27, 2011
    This 19th century Victorian Trocadero Theatre is the only one of its kind still open in the country. Notable showgirls performed at this location when it was used as a burlesque venue in the 1950s.
  • Adam
    AdamMay 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    $3 Movie Mondays! Get there before 7pm for a free beer and bag of fresh popcorn. Read more
  • Alan B.
    Alan BrocavichApril 30, 2011
    Best venue for heavy music. It is the house ANSELMO built!
  • John T.
    John TwentythreeApril 25, 2011
  • E. C.
    E. C.March 25, 2011
    If you're into any sort of rock, this is probably the place you want to be to catch touring international acts.
  • Yusuf D.
    Yusuf DarmawanFebruary 20, 2011
    check sound
  • Monique C.
    Monique CharityFebruary 15, 2011
    Get there EARLY for shows, lines are quite long!
  • Nicola S.
    Nicola Stultz-MillerFebruary 14, 2011
    Hit the atm before entering if you want merch!
  • Garrett C.
    Garrett CimmsJanuary 20, 2011
    Philly has a lot of great venues to see a show; this one is near the top of that list.
  • Richie R.
    Richie RiotJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the peep show in the men's room upstairs, always amusing when you need to piss
  • Josh R.
    Josh RitterDecember 18, 2010
    Catch Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band at the Troc on February 10, 2011. Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit supports. Info and tickets at Read more
  • Decibel Magazine
    Decibel MagazineDecember 13, 2010
    On 03/02/2011 the Decibel Sponsored Creatures from the Black Abyss Tour stops here! Featuring Cradle of Filth, Nachtmystium, Turisas and Daniel Lioneye
  • Marq R.
    Marq RomeroNovember 10, 2010
    One of my favorite music venues. The only Victorian theater in the US still running. Make you stay after the concert and get the roadies' attention to give you the set list!
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 27, 2010
    The Trocadero is the only 19th century Victorian theater still in operation in the United States. It is listed on the U.S. Register of Historic Places.
  • EnGee
    EnGeeOctober 26, 2010
    Batcave Radio Live 10/26 at 9pm
  • Jane F.
    Jane FerrickOctober 17, 2010
    Sat at the top of the balcony close to the bar and the sound quality was terrible. I could hear all the talking at the bar and had to strain to hear parts of the show. Best bet is the floor downstai
  • Donny S.
    Donny SaracenoJuly 25, 2010
    Play the "killerest" set.
  • robyn
    robynJune 20, 2010
    The bouncers are awesome!!
  • Josh Z.
    Josh ZenkerApril 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get to Movie Mondays before 7 for a free PBR and popcorn.
  • molly a.
    molly annApril 23, 2010
    best interior of any venue in the city
  • doreen
    doreenMarch 22, 2010
    Movie mondays are awesome!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SprakeFebruary 21, 2010
    If you like to have a beer while you watch a band get here early and grab a seat.
  • Kristi R.
    Kristi RanzJanuary 17, 2010
    Movie Mondays
  • Phillysdon04 D.
    Phillysdon04 DonJanuary 1, 2010
    This is a great place for live entertainment.
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