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3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States

(215) 387-2310

Intercultural Journeys seeks to promote understanding in pursuit of peace among people of diverse faiths and cultures through dialogue and the presentation of world-class music performances and other art forms.


Interested in attending an Intercultural Journeys event? Read on for pertinent information regarding our concerts, culture, and other frequently asked questions and comments. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding our events, we invite you to contact us at 215.387.2310 or

Tickets and Pricing

Ticket costs for concerts at the Ibrahim Theater at International House Philadelphia run from $8-$15, unless otherwise specified.

General admission/adult: $15

IHP Members: $10

Students: $8

Intercultural Journeys community engagement events are free of charge, unless otherwise specified.

Tickets to Intercultural Journeys events are sold through International House Philadelphia may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 215.387.5125, by going online to their website, or at the door.  If you should purchase tickets at the door, please arrive at International House Philadelphia early enough to complete the ticket transaction and find seats in the auditorium.  The Ibrahim Theater at International House Philadelphia seats approximately 360 people at full capacity. 

Intercultural Journeys evening performances begin at 7:30pm and afternoon performances begin at 2:00pm. The doors to the theater open 30 minutes prior to the scheduled performance start time.


Unless otherwise noted, Intercultural Journeys performs at the Ibrahim Theater at International House Philadelphia (3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104).

Public Transportation

SEPTA Bus Route 21 (Penn's Landing to 69th Street Transportation Center). Stops: 37th and Walnut (headed toward 69th Street Transportation Center); 37th and Chestnut (headed toward Penn's Landing).

SEPTA Bus Route 40 (Lombard to Conshohocken-Monument). Stops: 38th and Chestnut (headed toward Conshohocken-Monument); 40th and Chestnut (headed toward 2nd and Lombard).

For other bus routes, visit the SEPTA website.

Subway: Market/Frankford Line (Blue Line toward 69th Street Transportation Center). Closest stops: 34th and Market, 40th and Market.

From Center City: Head west on Walnut Street from Center City.  Take a right on 38th Street, and the next right on Chestnut Street. International House Philadelphia will be on your left-hand side. Conversely, head west on Market Street from Center City. Take a left on 38th Street, and the next left on Chestnut Street. International House will be on your left-hand side.

From the PA Turnpike (points north of Philadelphia): Take I-276 west. Merge onto I-476S toward Philadelphia/Chester. Take exit 16 for I-76E toward Philadelphia/Valley Forge. Take exit 343 for Spring Garden Street toward Haverford Avenue. Take a right onto Spring Garden Street. Turn left onto 32nd Street. Turn right onto Powelton Avenue. Turn left onto 38th Street, then take a left onto Chestnut Street. International House Philadelphia will be on your left.

From I-95 South: Drive north on I-95. Take exit 13 for PA-291 E/Penrose Ave toward I-76 W/Valley Forge. Turn left onto 26th Street to merge onto I-76W. Take exit 346B toward University Avenue. Merge onto 34th Street. Continue onto University Avenue. Slight right/continue onto 38th Street. Turn right onto Chestnut Street. International House Philadelphia will be on your left.

From New Jersey (via Ben Franklin Bridge): Take U.S. 30W toward Camden/B Franklin Bridge. Cross Ben Franklin Bridge and follow signs onto I-676W. Take exit for I-76E toward International Airport. Take exit 345 toward 30th Street/Market Street. Turn right onto Arch Street. Arch Street turns slightly left and becomes 30th Street. Slight right onto John F. Kennedy Boulevard/PA 3. Turn right onto Market Street. Turn left on 38th Street, and then next left onto Chestnut Street. International House Philadelphia will be on your left.

From New Jersey (via Walt Whitman Bridge): Take NJ-52N toward Philadelphia. Merge onto I-76W. Stay on I-76W and cross Walt Whitman Bridge. Take exit 346B toward University Avenue. Merge onto 34th Street. Slight left onto University Avenue. Take a slight right/continue onto 38th Street. Take a right onto Chestnut Street. International House Philadelphia will be on your left.


NEW: Guests of Intercultural Journeys and International House may park in the Sheraton University City garage (3549 Chestnut Street), just one block from the concert hall. Present your parking stub at the International House front desk for validation and receive $2 off the hourly parking rate. The parking discount is $6 per hour for evening performances.

Street parking is available near International House Philadelphia. Street parking is monitored via meters or kiosks. Kiosk parking is $2/hour with a maximum of 3 hours available. Be sure to check street signs since parking in the area usually becomes free after 6pm or 8pm at night.

There are several parking lots and garages available near International House Philadelphia:

Science Center Parking Garage (3711 Market Street; entrance on Filbert Street). Credit cards accepted; no cash.

Drexel University Parking Garage (34th and Market; entrance on 34th and Ludlow Street). Pay-by-space, with kiosk.

University of Pennsylvania Parking Garage (3335 Chestnut Street; entrance on 34th and Ludlow Street). Lot hours: Monday-Saturday 6:00am-11:00pm; closed on Sunday. Flat rates based on start of parking time: $18, 6:00am-9:59am; $13, 10:00am-11:00pm; $10, 5:00pm-11:00pm.

University of Pennsylvania Walnut 38 Parking Garage (38th and Walnut Streets). Sunday-Saturday 6:00am-midnight. $11 for first hour, $2/additional hour, $30 maximum. $17 flat rate when entering after 5:00pm and departing before midnight.

Culture and Etiquette

In accordance with our mission, we hope that our concerts provoke dialogue and communication amongst our community and attendees.  However, as a sign of respect to our talented musicians, we do ask that you reserve conversations until after the performance or during intermission. 

Our concert series will often feature a family concert, which is designed for both children and their "grown-ups" to enjoy.  That said, Intercultural Journeys concerts are always family-friendly, and we encourage you to bring your child to any concert that you think they may enjoy.  As a rule of thumb, we believe that Intercultural Journeys family concerts are appropriate for children ages 3 and above and all other Intercultural Journeys concerts are appropriate for children ages 8 and above.


Intercultural Journeys events are general admission. Intercultural Journeys and International House Philadelphia reserve the right to retain seats in the Ibrahim Theater for special use or VIP seating.

The doors to the Ibrahim Theater open thirty minutes prior to the start of each concert.  Latecomers will be seated at an appropriate time following the start of the concert.


See below a list of several restaurants near International House Philadelphia. This list is by no means exhaustive.  We encourage you to explore and introduce us to your favorite restaurant in the area.  Restaurants are listed by distance from International House Philadelphia.

Penne Restaurant and Wine Bar (Italian)

3600 Sansom Street; 215.823.6662

(0.1 miles)


Pod (contemporary pan-Asian)

3636 Sansom Street; 215.387.1803

(0.1 miles)


Han Dynasty (Sichuan Chinese)

3711 Market Street; 215.222.3711

(0.2 miles)


Thai Singah House (Thai)

3906B Chestnut Street; 215-382-8001

(0.2 miles)


Sang Kee Noodle House (modern Chinese)        

3549 Chestnut Street; 215.387.8808

(0.2 miles)


Starbucks (coffee shop)

3421 Chestnut Street; 215.222.4237

(0.2 miles)


Baby Blues BBQ (southern, BBQ)

3402 Sansom Street; 215.222.4444

(0.3 miles)


Distrito (modern Mexican)

3945 Chestnut Street; 215.222.1657

(0.3 miles)


Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House (seafood)

3432 Sansom Street; 215.382.3474

(0.3 miles)


Federal Doughnuts (coffee, doughnuts, chicken)

3428 Sansom Street

(0.3 miles)

New Deck Tavern (Irish pub)

3408 Sansom Street; 215.386.4600

(0.3 miles)


New Delhi Restaurant (Indian)

4004 Chestnut Street; 215.386.1941

(0.3 miles)


Tandoor India (Indian)

106 S. 40th Street; 215-222-7122

(0.3 miles)


White Dog Café (farm-to-table)

3420 Sansom Street; 215.386.9224

(0.3 miles)


City Tap House (American)

40th and Walnut Street; 215.662.0105

(0.4 miles)


Hip City Veg (vegetarian/vegan)

214 S. 40th Street; 267.244.4342

(0.4 miles)


Landmark Americana (American)

3333 Market Street; 215.222.4500

(0.4 miles)


Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant (Thai)

3626-30 Lancaster Avenue; 215.222.8042

(0.4 miles)


Sabrina’s (American, brunch)

227 N. 34th Street; 215.222.1022

(0.6 miles)