VENUE AND EVENT INFO
The Theatre of Living Arts, fondly known as the TLA, was a movie house in its early years, showing art house films and weekly midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Since then, it has become Philadelphia’s premiere small concert venue, welcoming up-and-coming artists from all genres to rock the 1,000 concert goers it is able to hold within its walls. 20+ years in business and you can still catch a show almost any night of the week!
This is an all ages, general admission event. All attendees require a ticket.
The TLA is a general admission standing room only venue for most events, unless otherwise noted.
For your own safety, lining up outside of the venue for entry is not permitted more than one hour prior to the scheduled door time. Any General Admission ticketholders who arrive at the TLA prior to this time will be asked to leave the venue/line-up area and return at the designated time. If applicable, VIP and/or Pre-Show Meet and Greet ticket holders may have permission to access the venue at various earlier times depending on their package. Please refer to your point of purchase for more info.
Large bags, backpacks and professional cameras will not be admitted to the venue, so we encourage you to leave them at home or in your car.
Please note that there is no re-entry once you have entered the venue. There are many fine eating establishments on South Street that we encourage you to visit prior to coming to the TLA! Once you enter, we offer light snacks at our concession stand. When possible, we offer a small smoking section outside (times open are at venue's discretion and admittance is based on capacity).