The Prince resides in the historic Midtown Theater at 1412 Chestnut Street, on the Avenue of the Arts. In 1999 the facility was completely renovated creating one of the best theater spaces in Philadelphia with enviable acoustics and full wheelchair accessibility in all the public areas.
There are three separate spaces available in the Prince Theater as well as the large, party-friendly lobby with its original Al Hirschfeld mural entitled “American Musical Theater.”
A proscenium-style auditorium with an orchestra pit and full fly system. Seating is in two sections, front orchestra with a gentle slope and rear orchestra with “stadium” seating. The back row is no more than 90 feet from the stage. Total capacity of 446.
For film events, the Mainstage offers classic 35mm open reel capability, and in 2013 added high-definition digital projection and 3-D capability. If you choose to rent a video projector the Prince has playback decks for DVD, mini-DV and VHS. The Mainstage screen has a maximum image size of 17′-06″h x 32′-06″w.For images of the auditorium, seating chart and a ground plan, please click here.
The Independence Foundation Black Box
Located on the second floor, this is a multi-purpose venue for live theater, music or other performance art as well as film. It can show a variety of formats: DVD, mini-DV and VHS on a 9′ x 12′ screen. There is a small stage, a good sound system and more than ample house and theatrical lighting. Auditorium style seating will allow up to 150. Lounge seating in a mix of seated rows and small cocktail tables around the perimeter will accommodate approximately 125. Cabaret seating with all cocktail tables and chairs will accommodate between 80 and 100 people very comfortably.For images of the Black Box, both in use for performance and empty, as well as a photo of the 3rd floor Skybox, please click here. For a ground plan of the Black Box, please click here.
A large, multi-purpose room with sprung floor and one wall of mirrors. It is ideal for rehearsals as well as meetings and other functions.For a photo of the Skybox, as well as images of the Black Box, both in use for performance and empty, please click here.
All three spaces are wheelchair-accessible in the public areas.
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