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The Trocadero Theatre will close it’s doors according to an employee at the Troc.

The Chinatown venue originally opened in 1870 as a burlesque house and became a music venue staple in Philadelphia in the mid 1980s and became a vital stop for bands touring in the 1990s and 2000s.

The venue was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. But aside from its unique architecture, the Troc has struggled to find a niche in a Philadelphia area club scene with the rise of various other venues such as the TLA, World Cafe Live, Union Transfer, and most recently The Met Philly.

There are only about 13 shows on the schedule at the 1,200 capacity venue.

-Nicole Siberry