South Street Headhouse District has been the place to go for theatre and live performances since the late-1700s. The first permanent theater building in America, the Southwark Theatre, was built in 1766 in the district. The theater was the center of Philadelphia’s stage life for most of the late eighteenth century. Performance in both traditional and nontraditional venues is still alive and well on South Street!
120 Lombard Street
With Bistro Romano’s mystery theatre, the cast sets the stage for intrigue, murder and mayhem. The audience holds the key to unlock the mystery and uncover the conspiracy. Right before your eyes the plot thickens as you get to know the personalities and hear the clues that obviously identify the murderer or do they? Who knows? You could be the murderer!
Philly Performance Art Center for Kids (PACK)
729 S. 4th Street
P.A.C.K. is a children’s theatre and dance company located in Philadelphia that produces one musical per semester. The company currently consists of 150 children ages 4-13 years. P.A.C.K. also offers musical theatre classes, as well as ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance classes for ages 2 ½ years-old to adults.
South Street Magic
617 E Passyunk Ave
The South Street Magic Theatre is open all year round with five shows every week. From mentalism, pure sleight of hand, grand illusions, and a fun show for the entire family.