Directions (to the Theater)

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IMPORTANT: These are directions to the Theater where we exhibit work. For Project Twenty1′s Headquarters/mailing address, visit here.

International House Ibrahim Theater
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Thank you to the International House Philadelphia for organizing  Ticket Sales and providing some vital information for this guide!

Box Office

To acquire passes and tickets purchased online, please go to the Main International House Box office! Once inside the front doors of the International House, this will be directly in front of you.

To pick up your reserved tickets and passes (for judges, hosts, invited guests, 21-Day Team Leaders, and Official Selections) head towards the sign marked “Ibrahim Theater” to the right, and you will see the Project Twenty1 booths in the lobby with a “Pre-orders and Reserved” line.

Still need to get your tickets? Tickets & All-Access Passes are on sale through I-House HERE and can also be purchased at the box office.

Directions:

Mass Transit

First off, for visitors that want to use the transit system to do a little site-seeing Download SEPTA’s Visitors on the Go Brochure.

From the Airport

Visitors coming from the Philadelphia Airport can take the Airport line regional rail to 30th Street Station, which is only about 8 blocks from the International House Theater & University City Sheraton. Here is a PDF schedule.

Taxis also have an airport flat-rate, but since the airport is a bit far from the city, taking a train is more cost-effectivee. Here is a taxi rate table so you can do the math yourself.

From NYC, Newark, NJ, Washington DC, Boston & Baltimore

We highly suggest using the BoltBus and the MegaBus because they are very inexpensive, but remember, you must book in advance online and tickets are non-refundable.

From New Jersey Suburbs 

PATCO and NJ Transit also provide convenient service between New Jersey and Philadelphia. PATCO, the Port Authority Transit Corporation, also called PATCO Hi-Speedline, is a fast, easy and economical way to travel in Center City Philadelphia and to southern New Jersey. For PATCO travel information or for a New Rider Guide, call 215-922-4600 (in Philadelphia) or call 609-772-6900 (in New Jersey).

Parking

It’s easy to park in University City!

Parking Lots/Discounts

  • Discount parking for International House patrons is now available at the Science Center Parking Garage, 3665 Market Street. A special rate of $5.00 per vehicle, effective after 4:00pm until 7:00am, Monday through Friday plus all day Saturday & Sunday. Please bring your parking stub to the International House Box Office to be stamped when attending events.
  • There are two other parking lots (38th & Walnut and 36th & Chestnut) just a short distance away.
  • In addition to the above options, here is an online site that tells you the cheapest rates around the city during the day. VisitPhilly.com also has a really great list.

Street Parking

  • Plenty of street parking, free after 8pm, is also available on Chestnut and Market Streets and throughout University City.
  • Metered parking costs about $2/hour. A lot of meters & spots are available for free after 8 pm and on Sundays, but not all of them! PLEASE pay attention to the signs so you do not receive a ticket. There’s a reason that A&E made the show Park Wars – our Parking Authority is NO JOKE. :)
  • Avoid the short, blue parking meters unless you have a handicapped license plate/placard – you will get a pretty expensive ticket if you park there without them!
  • In addition to meters, the  city recently installed “Kiosk” parking. You put money in the machine (which usually takes credit cards and special parking cards, as well as cash) and get a receipt, which you put on your dash board facing up, so that the time at which you paid for parking and the amount of time you paid for are clearly visible.

Directions 

If you can’t find your directions here, call 215.387.5125 to talk to an International House staff member

From Center City: Take Walnut Street to 38th and Walnut. Make a right onto 38th Street, when you come to Chestnut Street, make another right. We are located one block down to the left.

From West Philadelphia: Take Lancaster Avenue to 38th Street. Turn right onto 38th Street. Turn left onto Chestnut Street. We are located one block down to the left.

From South Philadelphia: Take Grays Ferry Avenue to South 34th Street, make a right, 34th Street becomes University Avenue. Stay straight to go onto South 38th Street. Turn right onto Chestnut Street. We are located one block down to the left.

From 30th Street Station: Take Market Street to 38th Street. Make a left onto 38th. Make a left onto Chestnut. We are located one block down to the left.

From Philadelphia International Airport: Start out going Northeast on DEPARTING FLIGHTS towards PARKING ABCDE. Stay straight to go onto AIRPORT EXIT/RETURN TO TERM/PARKING. AIRPORT EXIT/RETURN TO TERM/PARKING becomes AIRPORT EXIT/ECONOMY PARKING. Stay straight to go onto AIRPORT EXIT. Go Straight. Turn slight left onto Ramp F. Turn right onto Industrial Highway. Industrial Highway becomes PA-291 E. PA- 291 E becomes Penrose Avenue. Stay straight to go onto George C. Platt Memorial Bridge. George C. Platt Memorial Bridge becomes Penrose Avenue. Turn left onto South 26th Street. South 26th Street becomes I-76 West. Take exit number 41, towards UNIVERSITY CITY/CIVIC CENTER. Stay straight to go onto South 34th Street. South 34th Street becomes South University Avenue. Stay straight to go onto 38th Street. Turn right onto Chestnut. We are located one block down to the left.

From Greyhound Bus Station: Take North 10th Street going towards Market Street. Turn right onto Market Street. Turn right onto North Juniper Street. Turn left onto John F. Kennedy Blvd. Turn right onto Schuylkill Avenue. Schuylkill Avenue becomes Arch Street. Arch Street becomes North 30th Street. Turn right onto John F. Kennedy Blvd. Turn right onto Market Street. Turn left onto 38th Street. Turn left onto Chestnut Street and we are located one block down to the left.

From I-95 North: Take the I-95 S exit towards Central Philadelphia. Merge onto Delaware Expressway. Delaware Expressway becomes I-95 S. Take the I-676/US – 30 exit, exit number 17, towards Central Phila./Independence Hall. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Vine Street Expressway. Take the I-76 E exit towards International Airport. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Turn right onto Arch Street. Arch Street becomes North 30th Street. Turn right onto John F. Kennedy Blvd. Turn right onto Market Street. Turn left onto 38th Street. Turn left onto Chestnut Street and we are located one block down to the left.

From I-95 South: Take the PA-291 exit, exit number 11, towards I-76 W/Central Philadelphia. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Penrose Avenue. Stay straight to go onto George C. Platt Memorial Bridge. George C. Platt Memorial Bridge become Penrose Avenue. Turn left onto S. 26th Street. S. 26th Street becomes I-76 W. Take the exit, exit number 346B, towards University Avenue/Civic Center. Stay straight on S. 34th Street. Go over the 34th Street bridge and merge on to University Avenue. University Avenue becomes S. 38th Street. Turn right onto Chestnut and we are located one block down on the left.

University of Pennsylvania: The University of Pennsylvania spans from 34th Street to 39th Street. Much of Penn’s campus is literally across the street from International House.

Temple University: Temple University, located at Broad Street and Montgomery Avenue, is located approximately 20 minutes from International House. Students can take the Broad Street line subway to City Hall and use the free interchange to transfer to a subway surface car to 36th and Market Streets (one block from IHouse).

Drexel University: Drexel University is located at 32nd and Chestnut Streets. Students can walk from Drexel University to International House in about 5 minutes.

Thomas Jefferson University: Thomas Jefferson University is ten minutes or one bus ride away from International House. Jefferson is located at 1020 Walnut Street. Students can catch the “21″ bus less than one block from school. This bus will drop students at 37th and Walnut Streets, two blocks from International House.

Saint Joseph’s University: Saint Joseph’s University is approximately 15 minutes from International House by car. Students can also get to International House by catching the City line bus and transferring at the 69th Street Terminal to the “21″ bus. This bus will drop students at 37th and Walnut Streets, two blocks from International House.

Hahnemann/Allegheny: Hahnemann/Allegheny is located at Broad and Vine Streets, approximately 10 minutes from International House by car. Students can take the “21″ bus to International House. This bus will drop students at 37th and Walnut Streets, two blocks from International House.

Villanova University: Villanova University, located at 800 Lancaster Avenue, is approximately 25 minutes from International House of Philadelphia by car. Follow the “From West Philadelphia” directions.

University of the Sciences: The University of the Sciences, located at 600 S. 43rd Street is a 15 minute walk to International House. Take 43rd Street to Chestnut Street. Make a right. Take Chestnut Street six blocks to International House on the left.