Theatre of Living Arts

The Theatre of Living Arts (known commonly as the TLA) is a concert venue located on South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The venue, which opened in 1988, dates back to the early 1900s as a nickelodeon. Over the years, the venue has seen many incarnations ranging from concert hall to movie theatre to theatre. Known for its acoustics, it was voted as one of the best concert venues in America by Complex.[3]

Theatre of Living Arts
Exterior of venue c. 2009
Former namesCrystal Palace (1908-27)
Palace Theatre (1927-40)
New Palace Theatre (1941-59)
Theatre of the Living Arts (1959-68; 1981-87)
Bandbox Living Arts (1968-69)
TLA Cinema (1972-81)
The Palace (1981)
Theatre of Living Arts (1988-2007; 2008-Present)
The Fillmore at TLA (2007-08)
Address334 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1536
LocationQueen Village
OwnerLive Nation Philadelphia
Renovated1941, 1957, 1965, 1970, 1987, 2006
Construction cost$50,000
($1.51 million in 2021 dollars[2])
Venue Website

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