Built in 1976 as the summer home for the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit performing arts center located in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. It is the successor in this role to the Robin Hood Dell, where the Philadelphians have given summer performances since 1935.
It has since hosted touring companies, such as the American Ballet Theatre with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Marian Anderson, Leonard Bernstein, Buena Vista Social Club, Ray Charles, Judy Garland, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
In 2010, 2011 & 2014, the Mann was nominated by Pollstar, a concert industry trade publication, as “Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue” in North America. The venue has a total seating capacity of approximately 14,000, with 4,700 seats under the roof and over 8,600 outside.
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