Inside Some of Philadelphia’s Most Extraordinary Forbidden Buildings

Yesterday tickets went on sale for the Hidden City Festival, which opens nine buildings to the public for the first time. The Festival runs for just six weeks with limited hours each day. Each space will have artistic or musical projects within, but it’s the buildings themselves that are the real draw. Property photographer Laura Kicey went to three of the venues this week and discovered their magic.

Hidden City Festival: Hawthorne Hall

Hidden City Festival: Kelly Natorium

Hidden City Festival: Germantown Town Hall

All photographs: Laura Kicey

For tickets and more information, go to Hidden City Festival‘s website.