The Trocadero Theatre

Theater, Performing arts space Market East
The Trocadero Theatre
Photograph: Courtesy Visit Philadelphia/G. Miller

A burlesque club turned art-house movie theater turned multi-use venue, “The Troc,” as it’s known by locals, oozes the type of historical character most nouveau developers can only dream of achieving. (Standing since 1870, it’s the only 19th-century Victorian theater of its kind still in active use today.) With room for roughly 1200, it hits that elusive music-venue sweet spot between cramped and cavernous, with multiple bars and a tiered-seating balcony providing a variety of viewpoints. Come by for a show or a weekly film screening upstairs. Bonus: Its location in the heart of bustling Chinatown makes for extremely easy pre- or post-show eating.

By: Drew Lazor


Venue name: The Trocadero Theatre
Address: 1003 Arch St
Cross street: N 10th St
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