Trocadero Theatre

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Philadelphia PA, United States

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The Trocadero Theatre first opened in 1870 as a house for musical comedies and traveling minstrel shows. Later, vaudeville and burlesque came to its stage, and later still, it was refurbished for use as an art house cinema and fine arts theatre. In 1986, the Trocadero was again remodeled for its current use as a concert hall and dance club. The Trocadero is the only 19th century Victorian theatre still in operation in the United States.

Today, the Trocadero Theatre hosts over 150 concerts and events annually including performances by national recording artists including Patti Smith, Mos Def, the Wu-Tang Clan, The White Stripes and Bob Dylan. In September 2006, MTV filmed an episode of their MTV2 $2Bill Concert Series with My Chemical Romance at the Troc. It also hosts other events including the monthly Karaoke Gong Show & Guitar Hero Shred-A-Thon hosted by Skeletor, the annual Zombie Prom every last Sunday in September. Comedians who have performed at the Troc include Jim Gaffigan, Eugene Mirman, Adele Givens, Jamie Kennedy and Jim Breuer. In October 2008, Christian Finnegan filmed his Comedy Central special at the Trocadero.

Capacity is 1200 standing room or 550-600 for fully-seated shows. The Balcony, which is the Troc’s smaller stage, is where the Troc hosts smaller shows of 250 capacity or less. Gym Class Heroes, members of Clutch & Valencia have all played the Balcony in their formative years.

Contact Information

Address
1003 Arch St
Philadelphia PA 19107
United States
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Phone
+1-(215)-922-6888
Web
www.thetroc.com

Upcoming Events

Sunday 10 August 2014
The Summer Slaughter Tour 2014
Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Origin, Thy Art Is Murder, Within the Ruins, Decrepit Birth, GoatwhoreConcert
Trocadero Theatre
Philadelphia PA, United States
39.953705 -75.156533

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Thursday 28 August 2014
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Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Dave Alvin, Billy Zoom, Tony Gilkyson, DJ BonebrakeConcert
Trocadero Theatre
Philadelphia PA, United States
39.953705 -75.156533

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Friday 5 September 2014
Sonata Arctica
Xandria, DelainConcert
Trocadero Theatre
Philadelphia PA, United States
39.953705 -75.156533

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Friday 19 September 2014
Let It Enfold You 10th Anniversary Tour
Senses Fail, No Bragging Rights, Knuckle PuckConcert
Trocadero Theatre
Philadelphia PA, United States
39.953705 -75.156533

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Thursday 25 September 2014
Overkill
Prong, OrcusConcert
Trocadero Theatre
Philadelphia PA, United States
39.953705 -75.156533

1 going

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Sunday 28 September 2014
Overkill
Prong, OrcusConcert
Trocadero Theatre
Philadelphia PA, United States
39.953705 -75.156533

1 going

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  • emilygoesMOO

    Great venue but the security is ridiculous. The guard made me throw away emergency food I brought with me (I'm a type 1 diabetic) despite me giving him reasons why I had it on me. Super lame.

    December 2012
  • shinjukublack

    I grew up in this place. It'll always feel like home.

    October 2011
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