Venue & Transportation
Entrances for Opera on the Mall will be at 6th & Market Streets (Entrance A), 5th & Market Streets (B), 5th & Chestnut Streets (C), and 6th and Chestnut Streets (D). All four entrances are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
Restrooms at the Independence Visitor Center (6th and Market) will be open until 10:00 p.m. Porta Potties will be available along 5th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets. Please note that the National Park Service restroom facility at 5th and Chestnut Streets is closed.
To accommodate visiting food trucks and the safety of our patrons, 5th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic during Opera on the Mall. As traffic in the historic district will be heavy, audiences are encouraged to take public transportation or bike to Independence Mall. Discover transportation options and routes below.
Dates are in 2018.
|Sat, Sep 29||7:00 p.m.|
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Pre-show at 6:00 p.m.
Broadcast at 7:00 p.m.
We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through Spot Hero, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations.
To reserve your parking spot for Opera on the Mall, visit the SpotHero page below and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up
Indego Bike Share
Getting to Opera on the Mall will be a lot easier thanks to Indego! With three stations conveniently located nearby: Independence Mall, 6th & Race, and 4th & Walnut, Indego is your ride to and from Independence Mall.
By SEPTA Regional Rail
All SEPTA Regional Rail lines travel into Center City Philadelphia. The closest stop to the park is Jefferson Station (formerly known as Market East Station) at 11th & Market Streets. For more information, call 215.580.7800 or visit the SEPTA Regional Rail website. The Independence Visitor Center is six blocks east (about a 10 minute walk) of Jefferson Station on Market Street. Visitors may also choose to ride the Market-Frankford El or a SEPTA bus from the Jefferson Station area to the Independence Visitor Center.
By SEPTA Market-Frankford El
The 5th Street stop is located at 5th & Market Streets. See the schedule for the El on SEPTA's website.
By PATCO from New Jersey
Exit at the 8th Street station, located at 8th & Market Streets. The PATCO schedule is available on their website.
By Bus - SEPTA or New Jersey Transit