We are excited to announce that our 2022 Commencement Ceremonies will once again be held at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts 

Parking is Free

Please see below for the Mann Center for the Performing Arts 2022 Graduation Venue Policies. 

We look forward to celebrating with you and your guests on May 7th.

Mann Center for the Performing Arts: 2022 Graduation Venue Policies 

Permitted Items 

  • One 20-oz. plastic, factory-sealed bottle of water per person 
  • Empty refillable water bottles 
  • Umbrellas (small, collapsible-shaft umbrellas, i.e. purse umbrellas, tote umbrellas, etc.) • Blankets 
  • Costumes (masks, sharp objects, large props, and weapons of any kind are not permitted) • Posters (8.5" x 14" at the largest) 

Prohibited Items 

  • Balloons of any kind 
  • Weapons of any kind, including pepper spray / mace 
  • Selfie sticks 
  • Cigarette lighters / vaping devices 
  • Outside food, beverages, and alcohol 
  • Cans 
  • Kegs and mini-kegs 
  • Glass containers of any kind 
  • iPads / Tablets / Laptops 
  • Drones / GoPros 
  • Tents / canopies / camping equipment 
  • Bags that do not comply with the Mann's bag policy 
  • Beach / golf umbrellas 
  • Laser pointers 
  • Costume masks 
  • Illegal drugs 
  • Animals (service animals are welcome, but no pets) 
  • Professional camera equipment & flash photography 
  • Lawn chairs  

Smoking 
In consideration of our patrons and in compliance with the City of Philadelphia Ordinance maintaining smoke-free  Parks & Recreation facilities, the Mann maintains a smoke-free campus. 

Security Screening 
All patrons will be required to pass through a magnetometer (hand wanding/screening is available upon request).  Bags are subject to search upon entry to the venue. The Mann has the right to restrict any items at any time without  prior warning. 

Re-Entry 
Re-entry is not permitted. 

Bag Policy 
The Mann's bag policy is for the safety of our patrons and requires search of all bags prior to venue entry. Bags must  no larger than 12"x6"x12". Backpacks are not allowed. Patrons who arrive with a non-permitted bag will be asked to  place the bag back in their vehicle.