Plan Your Visit
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6219
***Chestnut Street Bridge Closure***
Please note that as of August 5, 2019, the Chestnut Street Bridge is closed to all traffic for approximately one year. The closure will result in many changes to traffic patterns, signs and signals, along with volume and detours near Penn’s campus. Please click here to learn more and adjust your directions accordingly.
From Philadelphia – 676 West
Starting off on 676 West, follow it to the 30th Street Exit. After the exit ramp, turn onto Market Street. Turn left on 34th Street and right on Walnut Street. The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is on the left between 36th and 37th Streets.
From South Jersey/Atlantic City
Take the Benjamin Franklin Bridge to Philadelphia. After crossing the bridge, merge onto 676 West. Follow directions from 676 West above.
From the West – Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Western Suburbs, Valley Forge, King of Prussia
Take I-76 East to Philadelphia. Follow I-76 to 676 East to Exit 345 (30th Street Station Exit). Keep right to stay on ramp and take ramp to Market Street. Follow directions from 676 West above.
From the North – New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
Take the New Jersey Turnpike south to Exit 4 and get on 295 South. Follow signs to the Walt Whitman Bridge and cross the bridge. Take I-76 West to the 30th Street Exit and make a left on Market Street. Follow directions from 676 West above.
From the South – Baltimore, Washington
Take I-95 North to 676 West. Follow directions from 676 West above.
Penn Parking Garage
Discounted parking is located at the Penn garage on the corner of 38th and Walnut Streets. Please note that this garage does not accept cash. The only payment options are credit/debit cards and pre-paid discounted parking passes which are $12 for subscribers and $14 for single ticket buyers. (Subscribers please call the Box Office at 215.898.3900 to find out the special promo code for the subscriber parking discount.)
Discount parking passes may be purchased in advance or from the Box Office on the day of your performance.* Parking passes will be held at the Box Office unless they are purchased with tickets. If you will be picking up your parking pass in person, please be sure to note the Box Office hours. To exit the garage, use the parking pass along with the ticket you received when you entered.
* Not valid for cash. Cannot be reprinted. Not refundable. Subject to availability.
Sheraton University City Hotel Parking Garage
Discounted parking is available at the Sheraton University City Hotel parking garage at the corner of 36th and Chestnut Streets. Entrance to the garage is off of 36th Street. Parking at this garage is available for a discounted rate of $10 for Annenberg Center patrons. Simply show your tickets when exiting to get the discounted rate.
Other Parking Options:
- Valet parking at The Inn at Penn at 3600 Sansom Street
- Garage at the corner of 40th Street and Walnut Street (at The Fresh Grocer)
- Street Parking
PennBus (FREE for Annenberg Center patrons): Penn Bus East operates in a loop between 40th and Walnut Streets as well as between 20th and South Streets. Penn Bus West operates in a loop between 33rd and Walnut Streets as well as between 48th Street and Springfield Avenue. The buses pick up and drop off at designated transit stops on campus (including the Pottruck Gymnasium on the north side of Walnut Street between 37th and 38th Streets). View exact times and transit stops or see live updates via PennRides.com. A valid same-day Annenberg Center ticket or email confirmation is required.
Trains: Take Amtrak or SEPTA to 30th Station. Walk west on Market Street to 36th Street, then take a left and head south on 36th Street until you come to Walnut Street. Take a right on Walnut Street and the Annenberg Center is located on the left at the corner of 37th Street. View SEPTA regional rail schedules.
Trolley: Take any line (except #10) to 36th Street and Sansom Streets. Head south on 36th Street and take a right on Walnut Street. The Annenberg Center is located on the left at the corner of 37th Street.
Subway: Market/Frankford Subway west to 34th and Market Streets. Head south on 34th Street and take a right on Walnut Street. The Annenberg Center is located on the left at the corner of 37th Street.
Bus: Take bus #21 or #42 to 36th and Walnut Streets. The Annenberg Center Arts is located on the left side between 36th and 37th Streets.
How to Enter the Annenberg Center
How to Enter the Annenberg Center
The main entrance to the Annenberg Center faces inward towards the University of Pennsylvania campus. To enter, walk through plaza with poster cases across from the Inn at Penn on Walnut St. between 36th and 37th Streets. Ascend the staircase which leads to the main plaza. The main entrance to the Annenberg Center is located just to your right when you reach the top of the staircase. An hour before most performances, the entrance on 37th Street (located between Walnut Street and Locust Walk on 37th St. walkway) is unlocked and you may enter through that location as well. However, this entrance is locked at all other times.
How to Enter the Annenberg Center for ADA Patrons
If you are not able to utilize stairs, enter on street level through the plaza with poster cases across from the Inn at Penn on Walnut St. between 36th and 37th Sts. At the foot of the staircase, there is a double-door ADA accessible entrance. Ring the bell and be greeted by an usher who will show you to the elevator and take you to your seat. This entrance is for ADA patrons only. If your mobility is extremely limited, please call ahead for assistance. ADA patrons will be seated once the house opens. Only one companion per patron may accompany the patron during escort. All others will be required to enter the house through the main entrance.