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Browse through the various photos, playbill covers, advertisements, and signs representing the rich history of the Robin Hood Dell and The Mann Music Center. All images can be downloaded in JPEG format by clicking the corresponding icons.

Photos

Frederic R. Mann (pictured right) reviews on of the rejected plans for the Mann Music Center, which is now The Mann Center for the Performing Arts.

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Fredric R. Mann (pictured right) reviews one of the proposed plans for the new Robin Hood Dell West, which is now The Mann Center for the Performing Arts.

Van Cliburn plays the piano on the stage of the Robin Hood Dell East in 1968.

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Van Cliburn plays the piano on the stage of the Robin Hood circa 1968.

Julius Rudel, Beverly Sills, and Frederic R. Mann

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Julius Rudel, Beverly Sills, and Fredric R. Mann talk backstage.

Beverly Sills sings at the Robin Hood Dell.

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Beverly Sills sings at the Robin Hood Dell.

Zubin Mehta, Jerome Lowenthal.

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Zubin Mehta and Jerome Lowenthal at the piano during a rehearsal.

Zubin Mehta, Jerome Lowenthal, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Zubin Mehta, Jerome Lowenthal, and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra during a rehearsal.

A monkey conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Jo-jo the chimpanzee rehearses the Robin Hood Dell Orchestra in July of 1940.

Robin Hood Dell West

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The new Robin Hood Dell West as it opened in 1976.

Opening concert at Robin Hood Dell East in 1971.

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Opening concert at Robin Hood Dell in 1971.

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Concert Programs

1942 Robin Hood Dell Concert Review

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A spread from the 1942 Robin Hood Dell Concert Review.

1943 calendar of events

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1943 Calendar of Dell Events.

1944 Calendar of Dell Events.

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1944 Calendar of Dell Events.

1961 Robin Hood Dell Review cover.

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1961 Robin Hood Dell Review cover.

1969 Robin Hood Dell Concert Review

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1969 Robin Hood Dell Review cover.

1976 Dell Notes from Robin Hood Dell West.

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1976 Dell Notes from Robin Hood Dell West.

1976 Dell Notes from Robin Hood Dell West.

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1977 Dell Notes from Robin Hood Dell West.

1981 playbill

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The Mann Music Center playbill from August 12 & 13, 1981.

1984 playbill

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Playbill cover from August of 1984 at Mann Music Center, featuring American Ballet Theatre.

1998

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Artistic Director Charles Dutoit was featured on the cover of this playbill from June of 1998.

1999

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Playbill cover from June of 1999.

July 2001

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Playbill cover from July of 2001.

August 2001

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Zubin Mehta, conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, was featured on the cover of this playbill from August 27, 2001.

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Other Clippings

Rosenkavalier Suite

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An album cover of Richard Strauss' Rosenkavalier Suite, as recorded by the Robin Hood Dell Orchestra of Philadelphia.

Drake Hotel 1942

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"Before the Dell, plan to have dinner in our beautiful dining room or stop for refreshments in our new cocktail room." This advertisement was in a 1942 playbill.

1942 advertisement

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An advertisement for the Robert Morris hotel in a 1942 playbill.

Robin Hood Dell sign 1975

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A billboard advertising the 1975 Robin Hood Dell season.

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