Driving Directions

From I-95 – Follow signs for I-676 W.  From I-676, take Exit 22 toward PA 611/Broad Street.  The ramp will drop you on 15th Street – merge onto 15th Street and continue south. Drive 9 blocks to Spruce Street and turn right. Drive half a block and turn left onto Hicks Street.  The theater is halfway down the block on the right.

From I-76 – Follow signs for I-676 E.  Stay in the right lane as you enter I-676 and take Exit 344 for Central Philadelphia. Continue to 15th Street and turn right.  Take 15th Street to Spruce Street and turn right.  Drive half a block and turn left onto Hicks Street. The theater is half way down the block on the right.

Public Transit

Take the Broad Street Line (Orange) to Walnut-Locust SEPTA Station, which is located two blocks from The Drake. Market-Frankford (Blue) riders can ride to 15th Street and take a free transfer to the Broad Street Line or take the 10-minute walk to The Drake.

Take the High Speed Line toward Philadelphia, to the last, or 15th Street stop. Take the stairs to street level, where you will surface at 15th & Locust Streets. From there, walk one block south on 15th Street to Spruce Street. Turn right on Spruce Street to S. Hick Street, which will be on your left. The Drake entrance will be a half block down to your right.

Routes 4, 27, and 32 travel along Broad Street. Route 12 runs east-west along Locust and Walnut Streets. Other nearby buses include Routes 9, 21, and 42, which run along Walnut and Chestnut Streets.

All Regional Rail Lines stop at Suburban Station, where riders can transfer to the nearby Broad Street Line (Orange) at City Hall Station or take the 10-minute walk to The Drake Theatre.


The Drake Theater is fully accessible for patrons with disabilities, including:

Street level access to bathrooms
Wheelchair-level ticket windows accessible to all
Wheelchair seating and ramp access to theater

Nearby Parking

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through parking app SpotHero.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the The Drake Theater’s parking page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off.

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.


Nearby Restaurants

For the best restaurants around the Drake Theater, we recommend using YELP.com or the Yelp App.  Click here to choose a dining experience.