World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA

In World Cafe Live we were given a rare opportunity to design a space expressly for live music in an otherwise empty 40,000 square-foot Art Deco factory building. Among other things, structural columns were removed and resituated to optimize sight lines and sound locks installed at every opening.


Rated 4.53/5

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Finally, a music venue actually designed to be a music venue, with superior sightlines and a sound system producing faithful sound, plus colorful industrial-chic décor. The namesake café’s upstairs

While upstairs is nice, you don't really know the place until you catch a show downstairs.

Upstairs Live offers an intimate café on the Walnut Street level, seating approximately 100 and featuring live radio broadcasts and performance seven days a week.

On April 12, celebrate all that is delicious & liver-quenching about French food & drink as it will be home to an epic 5-course dinner as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.

Every Monday night Upstairs, Boy Wonder (a.k.a. Andre Coles) hosts Philly Rising, an open stage and progressive talent competition. Signups are at 6:30 p.m., performances at 7 pm.


Most Popular Check-in Times

DaysPopular Time
Mon–Thu4:00 PM–9:00 PM
Sun4:00 PM–9:00 PM
Sat5:00 PM–10:00 PM


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