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Nice venue

I went here to see Henry Rollins in January 2018. It is a great little venue with very few bad... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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go for the shows

I recently attended another show at the Troc with Philly natives the Dead Milkmen. We lined up... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
hershey, PA
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible0%
3 Mar 2018
“Nice venue”
27 Nov 2018
“Nice performance venue, inefficient staff”
The Trocadero Theatre was first opened in 1870, offering musical comedies and traveling minstrel shows under the name Arch Street Opera House. Later, vaudeville and burlesque came to its stage with notable professional showgirls performing burlesque...more
1003 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2307
+1 215-922-6888
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Reviewed 27 November 2018

We went to see a show and were waiting in line to get in. The employee came out and started going on about how we had to be "five" across just like his hand. This made no sense since you can't even go into the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I went here to see Henry Rollins in January 2018. It is a great little venue with very few bad places to view the stage. This is a two level venue with the bar upstairs.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank krueger134
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I recently attended another show at the Troc with Philly natives the Dead Milkmen. We lined up early 630 for an open door at 7pm. the bouncer was a little obnoxious by repeatedly yelling in patrons faces to line up 5 in a row counting...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

If it's going to be packed arrive early for beverages even though there's several bars. Recommend using coat check, don't drop anything on the floor if you do leave whatever it is, even a fifty :) felt safe plenty of security and not overwhelming.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank missionbox
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Troc is a great venue for edgy rock shows. The vintage space offers a great carnival atmosphere and it can be a real fun house with the right bands and crowd.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank KentL650
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The troc is a nice place to see a show. It's a small, intimate venue for sure. The only complaints I have were the small bathroom facilities and staff not knowing what bar was open during the performance.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Eric S
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I love the Troc! I've been here loads of times and it is always a blast! The bouncers are in general nice and look out for you and I've never felt intimidated (20s female). There is a wild selection of performers here. The crowds that...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank nualaloula
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Was here for a comedy show. It general admission (or it was for the comedy show), so I would recommend getting there at least 30 minutes before the show starts, as the line starts to wrap around the block. The theatre is small, with folding...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

I have been here a few times for concerts. It's right on the edge of Chinatown and attracts loads of different types. It barely has any street presence and you can walk by it if you are not careful. The inside hasn't been renovated since...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank nualaloula
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

A small little venue on the outside, but bigger on the inside. Plenty of standing room and refreshments aren't too overly priced. My only problem is there was literally only one table in the standing area so finding a place to set down my drink...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank alexlF1094ZR
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