Opera Philadelphia

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.



  • Autopark at Independence Mall (41 North 6th St.) = 
  • Central Parking - 8th & Market Streets (10 S 8th St.) 
  • Central Parking - 9th & Walnut Streets (925 Walnut St.)
  • Central Parking - 733 Chestnut Street (entrance at 800 Chestnut St.) 
  • EZ Park - 9th & Race Streets (809 Race St.) 
  • EZ Park - Abbott Square (530 S 2nd St.) 
  • EZ Park - 3rd & Market/Arch Streets (48-50 N 3rd St.) 
  • EZ Park - Front & Chestnut Streets (36 S Front St.) 

Public Transportation

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

A number of SEPTA and New Jersey Transit buses stop at 6th & Market Streets. Please see their websites to plan for your transportation needs.

Independence National Historical Park

Dates are in 2019.

Sat, Sep 14 7:00 p.m.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Pre-show at 6:00 p.m.
Broadcast at 7:00 p.m.

Running time is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission

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