Discounts For Hidden City Members As Festival Tickets Go On Sale



Hidden City Festival 2013 (May 23-June 30) tickets and passes were put on sale this morning and are now available at our terrific Festival website HERE. You can also visit our TicketLeap site HERE or call the box office at 267.428.0575.

On Thursday, May 23rd, the Hidden City Festival 2013 will throw open the doors to nine remarkable sites that have been animated by 10 ambitious contemporary artist projects.

We’ve scoured the city to find the most unusual sites with the most compelling histories. Each site has been transformed by an ambitious contemporary artist project, a work created specifically for that space. Creative director Lee Tusman has chosen projects that are a significant departure from those featured in the 2009 Festival. Rather than being meant for the eye alone, they seek to engage the visitor, to create a shared experience. Visitors are invited to participate–to be inducted into a secret fraternal order, to attend a community meeting, or to help knit a giant sweater.

The Hidden City Festival 2013 will be the largest showing to date in Philadelphia–and one of the largest in the country–of what’s been called “social practice art,” a burgeoning, grassroots movement that was recently spotlighted in the New York Times.

Find the Hidden City Festival Guide inside the next issue of Grid Magazine, due out May 9. Or click to it HERE.

Day, weekend, and all-Festival passes are available and can be used at all sites during regular Festival hours: Thursday-Sunday noon-7PM. Thursdays are free. In addition to artist projects at the nine Festival sites, Hidden City will be offering related tours, lectures, and events during regular open hours. Festival passes cover these events, but advance registration is required. See the Festival calendar HERE.

Some Festival sites will host special music performances during non-open hours. These are ticketed separately. Click HERE to our TicketLeap site to purchase tickets to performance events.

We’re celebrating the opening of the Festival with a Kick-Off Block Party on Saturday, May 25. For more information and to purchase $10 tickets, click HERE.

Hidden City Philadelphia members will receive substantial discounts on all tickets and passes. An all-Festival pass with member discount is only $50. Become a member of Hidden City Philadelphia and save right away. Click HERE to become a member.

Festival Open Hours: Thursday-Sunday May 23-June 30, 12-7PM

Ticket prices (regular price/member price):
One-day pass Thursday: free/free
One-day pass Fri-Sun: $20/$15
Weekend Pass Thurs-Sun: $40/$30
All-Festival Pass: $70/$50

Evening and after-hours performances are ticketed separately and generally run $30 for non-members/$25 for members. Children under 12 are free.

Membership to Hidden City gives you priority and discounted access to our very popular year-round series of tours, events, and lectures. Hidden City also offers members-only events throughout the year. But the greatest benefit is the power of membership to sustain Hidden City as a community of people with deep interest and curiosity in Philadelphia past, present, and future. For more information about Hidden City membership, click HERE.

About the author

Nathaniel Popkin is co-editor of the Hidden City Daily and author of three books of non-fiction, including the forthcoming Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City (Temple Press) and a novel, Lion and Leopard (The Head and the Hand Press). He is the senior writer of the film documentary "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment."

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