Opera on the Mall

Presented by PNC Arts Alive

Opera Philadelphia cordially invites you to pack your picnic baskets and blankets for a FREE, big-screen broadcast of Rossini’s classic comedy in the shadow of Independence Hall. Now in its fourth year, Opera on the Mall has been enjoyed by nearly 10,000 members of the Philadelphia community.


Tickets to Opera on the Mall are FREE, but registration is required! Register online and bring your print-at-home ticket for expedited entrance to the Mall. When you register you will be automatically entered to win a FREE subscription for two to Opera Philadelphia's 2014-2015 Opera at the Academy series and a Garces Group gift card!* Call 215.732.8400 for information.


  • Bring your blankets and beach chairs (Low-slung preferred).
  • Picnic dinners encouraged. Learn more about Food Options here.
  • Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leashes at all times.
  • NEW THIS YEAR! A screening of the classic Warner Brothers cartoon, Rabbit of Seville, and a FREE photobooth during pre-show activities. See the full schedule here!


Opera on the Mall is presented by PNC Arts Alive and is also made possible through the generous support of the William Penn Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation.

PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative of the PNC Foundation.  The goal of PNC Arts Alive is to help area residents gain access to the arts and to help arts organizations expand and engage audiences. In 2014, twenty-one organizations were selected for their bold thinking around increasing arts access and engagement. For more information about Opera Philadelphia’s grant and all of the funded programs, visit www.pncartsalive.com.

The Barber of Seville
New co-production with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Opera on the Mall is a FREE event and open to the public. Advance registration is recommended.
All photography and video or audio recording of any portion of the performance on the broadcast screen is strictly prohibited.
*Read the Registration Giveaway Official Rules. Register to attend Opera on the Mall by September 26 at 5:00 p.m., and you will be automatically entered to win a FREE subscription to the 2014-2015 Opera at the Academy series and a Garces Group gift card. If you are unable to attend Opera on the Mall but would like to enter the giveaway, send an e-mail with the subject line “Opera on the Mall Registration Giveaway” to marketing@operaphila.org. In the body of the email, provide your name, street address, and phone number.