Looking for some FREE Summer Fun?

The Mann Center for the performing Arts in Philadelphia is pleased to offer a free Young People’s Concert Series.


Monday, July 10, 11 am –12:15 pm

Relish the fusion of classical ballet, modern dance and urban hip-hop moves and grooves in this exhilarating dance performance! The Rock School enjoys a reputation as a leading training institute for aspiring dancers. For the past 18 years, the Rock School has partnered with the Mann’s educational efforts performing on our main stage and facilitating workshops both on our campus and at Philadelphia schools. Kudos to the Rock School!


Tuesday, August 1, 11 am–12:15

Feel the beat through the energizing combo of percussive step dancing and traditional African dance, which is sure to get your hearts pounding and get you out of your seat! Over the past 21 years, Step Afrika! has grown to become one of the top 10 African American dance companies in the U.S. and the largest African American arts organization in Washington, D.C. Step Afrika! began as an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa, and has expanded to become a national and international touring company presenting performance, residencies, and workshops worldwide.

Tickets are not required for FREE concerts. All seating is general admission and given on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are required for groups of 30 or moreFor more information or to register for events, visit manncenter.org/education or call 215-546-7900 x 109 or email education@manncenter.org


Saturday, August 19 at 1 pm (rain date: August 20)

Don’t miss this FREE family day at the Mann Center! For one day, the Mann campus will be transformed into a space-themed park with space-inspired face painting and roving life-sized Star Wars™ characters! Highlights will include:

  • The Space Shuttle/Please Touch Museum Traveling Exhibition
  • Science 2 The Max Audience Engagement Presentations
  • Live Global Performances
  • Free Community Screening Of Hidden Figures at 7 pm
    • This Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award®-nominated film reveals the untold story of NASA mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson, three ingenious African American women who worked behind the scenes to help launch astronaut John Glenn into outer space.

Super Solar Saturday is a prelude to the Great American Eclipse occurring Monday, August 21. Please register in advance for complimentary tickets at manncenter.org/newfrontiers


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