HVAC upgrades to enhance health and safety

Mann Center for the Performing Arts



Opera Philadelphia onstage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.

Upgrades to the Mann Center’s 45-year-old heating, ventilation, and air filtration systems—in its underground backstage area and on the main pavilion stage—will allow the Fairmount Park amphitheater to safely expand the scope of its artistic programming. As part of a new master plan for capital improvements, these updates to air quality systems will provide a healthier and more comfortable environment for artists and audiences to experience performances in an intimate new presenting space contained within the pavilion’s proscenium stage.

The total grant amount represents project funding plus an additional 20% in unrestricted general operating support.