Theatre of the Living Arts

Theatre of the Living Arts

Concert Hall, Rock Club, and Music Venue
344 South St (btwn 3rd & 4th), Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
8.2/10

Based on 292 votes

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    Dan F.
    Great venue for smaller, intimate shows.(3 Tips)
    Rick V.
    You get an unparalleled view, second only to the balcony.(5 Tips)
    Lucas L.
    $7 PBR (go to the El for $2) and a $4 ATM surcharge.(2 Tips)
    Sean D.
    $7 PBR or Miller Highlife Pounders(2 Tips)
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  • Alexandra A.

    Always a great time spent here!

    Alexandra A · May 5
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  • Mark M.

    a really cool intimate venue. security is unbelievable nice and all the employees are friendly. great acoustics.

    Mark Mis🍔 · April 18
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  • Alexandra A.

    I've seen a lot of dope shows here for affordable prices!

    Alexandra A · April 18
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  • Lance L.

    Don't be late this place can get packed. Very mixed quality staff

    Lance Lacoff · April 14
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  • Melanie C.

    Great to see a show. Drinks are very expensive. Stop @ the boiler room next store and gave a few drinks and a bite to eat before the show. Then hit up Jims steaks after.

    Melanie Caruso · December 31, 2014
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  • Chrissy N.

    Awesome space. Serves alcohol, great views of the stage

    Chrissy Nickel · November 30, 2014
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  • Julianne A.

    Shagggggyyyyyyyyyy! 🎶

    Julianne Adinolfi · November 13, 2014
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  • Cassandra W.

    Marsha Ambrosius

    Cassandra Washington · October 23, 2014
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  • Erin W.

    Awesome venue! Just get up front if you're short like me or upgrade to VIP.

    Erin Whittington · September 14, 2014
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  • Sayuri F.

    An awesome place for a concert. Not to big and with excellent sound quality.

    Sayuri Freheit · March 31, 2014
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  • Katelyn I.

    Love this venue! Perfect size and draws a wide variety of talent. Tip: drink next door bc this place is crazy expensive, grab cash before you get there, and go for barstool overlooking the stage!

    Katelyn Inman · March 22, 2014
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  • parker j.

    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at Theatre Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets @ http://tinyurl.com/q78uq6d

    parker jayden · December 18, 2013
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  • Lauren S.

    I saw Kimbra here and had a fantastic time! I stood in the upper level, but you can be just about anywhere and see the bands clearly! Awesome setup!

    Lauren Shaffer · October 29, 2013
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  • Derrick B.

    Tyrone Wells!

    Derrick B. · October 26, 2013
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  • Nicole

    $4 water bottles. Aside from the outrageous water price I love this place! I can always get up close and personal with my favorite bands

    Nicole · June 23, 2013
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  • Daniel O.

    Drink a lot, have fun, and safety first.

    Daniel Ores · June 7, 2013
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  • Rita C.

    There's a service charge on tickets even if you're paying with cash

    Rita Cavalli · April 3, 2013
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  • Kristen S.

    See an intimate show at the TLA.

    Kristen Sweeney · February 17, 2013
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  • Matthew C.

    If you're in the bar and not drinking leave so others can

    Matthew Camp · February 3, 2013
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  • Eric O.

    usually no re-entry! over-priced drinks, but nice/fun place.

    Eric OC · January 5, 2013
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  • Lauren S.

    the drinks were crazy expensive, but wherever you are positioned in the venue there is about a 95% chance that you can see the band pretty close up! I feel like it is totally worth a trip.

    Lauren Shaffer · October 24, 2012
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  • Dan F.

    Great venue for smaller, intimate shows. You'll want to get there early to get a "front row" view of the artist(s).

    Dan Fratoni · June 22, 2012
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  • vitaminwater®

    ride the XXXpress to the roots picnic in philly and save the the cab fare for the “I was there” tee. rsvp here http://on.fb.me/KvjgvE

    vitaminwater® · May 24, 2012
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  • Carl R.

    Great little venue on South Street. Great fun.

    Carl Ricco · April 22, 2012
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  • Panda

    Got banned from upstairs by a douchey bouncer who threatened to cut our bracelets and eventually wrote X on our hands with a marker so we couldn't go back up. Show was better up close anyway.

    Panda · April 9, 2012
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  • Lindsay B.

    Front row ROCKS!

    Lindsay Bones · April 3, 2012
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  • vitaminwater®

    hey shorty ( in the height sense of course ). grab a spot in front of the sound guy for the best view. have an epic night.yYou're up.

    vitaminwater® · April 1, 2012
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  • Christian D.

    Math The Band: Kinda like Matt and Kim and Andrew W.K. and Powerglove. Pretty goddamn fun.

    Christian D · March 31, 2012
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  • Jesse K.

    If you want slightly cheaper beer, arrange to have a case airlifted from Germany and helicoptered from the airport from there.

    Jesse Keckler · March 31, 2012
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  • Matthew O.

    Great place to score some party party party dome

    Matthew Oechsner · March 31, 2012
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  • TixBangBoom

    Create everlasting memories! One of the best venues to attend. Cozy and right in the heart of South Street, the TLA is a great spot for a great night out in Philadelphia. Check out the lineup!

    TixBangBoom · March 1, 2012
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  • Suzy A.

    Tip ms. Blair MILLIONS

    Suzy Abramson · February 15, 2012
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  • Kayla

    Don't buy the fast pass (especially on a weekday show). It's just a scam so the tla can take another ten dollars from you

    Kayla · February 6, 2012
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  • blair b.

    Coat check only holds the first 150 coats. If the show is sold out, dont expect to come 2 hours late and be able to check your coat.

    blair blake · January 22, 2012
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  • blair b.

    If you're caught smoking in the bathroom, you'll be kicked out. Dont bother.

    blair blake · January 15, 2012
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  • Crystal F.

    Excellent venue!!

    Crystal Faunt · January 6, 2012
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  • Kyle M.

    Mewithoutyou and Thursday.....haha but you already knew that

    Kyle Maxwell · December 31, 2011
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  • Stacey V.

    Willpowerless show ! :-)

    Stacey Vares · December 18, 2011
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  • Staci

    The slant in the floor makes seeing the band easy even in the back. Not being able to go out to smoke, expensive beers and horrible parking on south st stink, though!

    Staci · November 5, 2011
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  • Matt L.

    Drink at the bar next to the venue. They had bottles of Miller High Life tonight for $1. Inside the venue they were selling 16oz cans of High Life for $5.

    Matt L. · November 5, 2011
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  • Rick V.

    The venue's floor is sloped, so if you tend to be the shorter stock in the crowd, position yourself by the balcony pillars in the back. You get an unparalleled view, second only to the balcony. ;o)

    Rick V · November 4, 2011
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  • rachel r.

    Coat Check now avaliable for $3!

    rachel riehs · October 30, 2011
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  • Joseph W.

    Live music here sounds really good, I actually like this place better than the Troc or Electric factory

    Joseph W. · October 21, 2011
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  • DrinkPhilly.com

    Here for the Hoots & Hellmouth Show? Stop by the Drink Philly stand and sign up for a chance to win a Free Happy Hour for you and Four Friends! Read more

    DrinkPhilly.com · September 24, 2011
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  • Lucas L.

    This is literally the worst small venue I've ever been too. $7 PBR (go to the El for $2) and a $4 ATM surcharge. This place sucks.

    Lucas Leyden · September 21, 2011
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  • Zita J.

    Atm surcharge is cray, draw out cash before getting here

    Zita Jackson · September 11, 2011
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  • Sal S.

    An awesome place to see a show. Pre-game elsewhere, though as 16 oz. of Yuengling poured from a dirty tap is not worth $11.

    Sal Scaramuzzino · August 18, 2011
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  • John M.

    The air conditioning works!

    John Monsted · August 7, 2011
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  • Sean D.

    $7 PBR or Miller Highlife Pounders

    Sean Delaney · June 29, 2011
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  • Tommy O.

    Great place to see a concert! Try the food, one word. AMAZING

    Tommy Orr · June 12, 2011
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