|Opened||1968–1973 (first incarnation)
1994–present (second incarnation)
|Seating type||General admission|
The original "Electric Factory" venue was a converted tire warehouse at 22nd and Arch Streets, which opened in 1968, and was originally called the "Electric Factory and Flea Market." A few doors down on the north side of Arch Street, between 21st and 22nd streets, was the first concert venue in that area, independent of the Electric Factory, a place called the "Trauma." The first performers, on February 2, 1968, were the Chambers Brothers. The building closed in 1973, and was eventually torn down and replaced with condominiums.
The "Electric Factory" was resurrected circa late 1994 or early 1995 and now stands at the current site (located at 421 N. 7th Street between Willow and Spring Garden Streets) which is an actual converted electric factory.
The standing-room-only capacity is approximately 2,500 to 3,000 people, including the second-floor area which overlooks the stage from stage left. Spectators in this area often have the bonus of being able to view a portion of the backstage.
- Electric Factory Official Web Site.
- Electric Factory info +pics.
- Electric Factory at Insider Pages.
- Electric Factory Information on ZipperPages.com.