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The Book of Mormon

Forrest Theater

Opens Nov 24

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Winner of NINE Tony Awards including Best Musical!

Matilda - The Musical

Academy of Music

Opens Nov 17

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The four-time Tony winning musical heads out on a US tour!

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Academy of Music

Opens Mar 22, 2016

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The Broadway smash hit is now on tour, bringing the story of Carole King to life

Elf

Caesars Atlantic City

Opens Nov 13

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Elf is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!

A Christmas Carol

Walnut Street Theatre

Opens Nov 28

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A Philadelphia family favorite!

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Academy of Music

Opens Dec 11

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Journey to the wondrous Land of Sweets for Philadelphia's most beloved holiday tradition!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Merriam Theater

Opens Dec 29

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Endearingly popular for over 35 years, this new production stars American Idol contestants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young!

Disney's Beauty And The Beast

Academy of Music

Opens Feb 16, 2016

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Magical musical fun for the whole family in the form of this Disney stage adaptation

Pippin

Academy of Music

Opens Feb 23, 2016

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The 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival is a magical pop musical, now currently touring the US!

Peter and the Starcatcher

Walnut Street Theatre

Opens Mar 15, 2016

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The Tony Award winning hit gets the Philadelphia treatment

The Sound of Music

Academy of Music

Opens Mar 15, 2016

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A fresh take on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic

If/Then

Academy of Music

Opens Jun 21, 2016

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A poignant and passionate musical about the different paths that life can take.

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Just Announced

Dates announced for George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Dates from December 11th

Christmas isn't Christmas in Philadelphia without The Nutcracker! Every year Pennsylvania Ballet put on their stunning production of Tchaikovsky's festive classic, with choreography from 'the father of American ballet' George Balanchine. Read more Buy Tickets

Just Announced

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat dates for your diary

Booking from December 29th

Endearingly popular for over 35 years, this new production stars American Idol contestants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young! Read more Buy Tickets

Upcoming Highlight

The Book of Mormon

Booking from November 24th

Winner of NINE Tony Awards including Best Musical! Read more Buy Tickets

Limited Run

Catch Elf it's not here long!

From November 13th to November 15th only

Elf is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults! Read more Buy Tickets

Upcoming Highlight

A Christmas Carol

Booking from November 28th

A Philadelphia family favorite! Read more Buy Tickets

Upcoming Highlight

Matilda - The Musical

Booking from November 17th

The four-time Tony winning musical heads out on a US tour! Read more Buy Tickets

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A Christmas Story

Dates from November 10th

Join Ralphie Parker on his quest for his perfect Christmas present Read more Buy Tickets

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Musicals

A Christmas Carol

Opens Nov 28 at Walnut Street Theatre

A Christmas Story

Opens Nov 10 at Walnut Street Theatre

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Opens Mar 22, 2016 at Academy of Music

Bullets Over Broadway

Opens Oct 27 at Academy of Music

Disney's Beauty And The Beast

Opens Feb 16, 2016 at Academy of Music

Elf

Opens Nov 13 at Caesars Atlantic City

Freckleface Strawberry - The Musical

Opens Apr 02, 2016 at Walnut Street Theatre

If/Then

Opens Jun 21, 2016 at Academy of Music

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Opens Dec 29 at Merriam Theater

Matilda - The Musical

Opens Nov 17 at Academy of Music

Peter and the Starcatcher

Opens Mar 15, 2016 at Walnut Street Theatre

Pippin

Opens Feb 23, 2016 at Academy of Music

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Opens Dec 15 at Merriam Theater

Shrek The Musical Jr.

Opens Sep 26 at Walnut Street Theatre

The Book of Mormon

Opens Nov 24 at Forrest Theater

The Sound of Music

Opens Mar 15, 2016 at Academy of Music

Zombie in Love

Feb 6, 2016 at Walnut Street Theatre

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Plays

Harvey

Feb 13, 2016 at Walnut Street Theatre

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Family Shows

A Christmas Carol

Opens Nov 28 at Walnut Street Theatre

A Christmas Story

Opens Nov 10 at Walnut Street Theatre

Alvin And The Chipmunks

Oct 9, 2015 at Tower Theater

Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic

Opens Dec 24 at Wells Fargo Center

Disney's Beauty And The Beast

Opens Feb 16, 2016 at Academy of Music

Elf

Opens Nov 13 at Caesars Atlantic City

Freckleface Strawberry - The Musical

Opens Apr 02, 2016 at Walnut Street Theatre

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Opens Dec 11 at Academy of Music

Hello Kitty's Supercute Friendship Festival

Opens Oct 30 at Liacouras Center

Jack Hannas Into The Wild

Oct 3, 2015 at American Music Theatre

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Opens Dec 29 at Merriam Theater

Matilda - The Musical

Opens Nov 17 at Academy of Music

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

Jun 4, 2016 at Walnut Street Theatre

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Dec 4, 2015 at Tower Theater

Peppa Pig's Big Splash

Dec 12, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Riverdance

Opens Jun 14, 2016 at Academy of Music

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Opens Dec 15 at Merriam Theater

Shrek The Musical Jr.

Opens Sep 26 at Walnut Street Theatre

The Sound of Music

Opens Mar 15, 2016 at Academy of Music

Zombie in Love

Feb 6, 2016 at Walnut Street Theatre

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Comedy & Stand-up

Bo Burnham

Opens Sep 29 at Keswick Theater

Brian Regan

Sep 24, 2015 at American Music Theatre

Carol Burnett

Aug 19, 2015 at American Music Theatre

Craig Ferguson

Oct 20, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Frank Caliendo

Nov 14, 2015 at Penns Peak

Kevin Hart

Aug 30, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field

Kevin James

Aug 23, 2015 at American Music Theatre

Last Comic Standing

Oct 24, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Miranda Sings

Opens Aug 18 at Keswick Theater

Paula Poundstone

Oct 10, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Sebastian Maniscalco

Oct 24, 2015 at Tower Theater

Sinbad

Sep 12, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Wanda Sykes

Oct 18, 2015 at Keswick Theater

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Concerts

5 Seconds of Summer

Sep 4, 2015 at Susquehanna Bank Center

Alabama Shakes

Sep 17, 2015 at Mann Center For The Performing Arts

Alt-J

Sep 25, 2015 at Penns Landing Festival Pier

Andrea Bocelli

Dec 12, 2015 at Wells Fargo Center

Awolnation

Nov 10, 2015 at The Fillmore - Philadelphia

Beach Boys

Aug 18, 2015 at American Music Theatre

Beirut

Nov 6, 2015 at Tower Theater

Billy Joel

Aug 13, 2015 at Citizens Bank Park

Brandi Carlile

Oct 11, 2015 at The Fillmore - Philadelphia

Catfish And The Bottlemen

Sep 15, 2015 at Theatre Of The Living Arts

Charley Pride

Oct 2, 2015 at American Music Theatre

Cheap Trick

Sep 22, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Chicago - The Band & Earth, Wind & Fire

Aug 15, 2015 at Susquehanna Bank Center

Chris Cornell

Oct 15, 2015 at Merriam Theater

Chvrches

Oct 1, 2015 at Electric Factory

Citizen Cope

Aug 28, 2015 at Theatre Of The Living Arts

Clint Black

Oct 15, 2015 at Penns Peak

Clint Black

Aug 30, 2015 at Caesars Atlantic City

Dark Star Orchestra

Nov 25, 2015 at Penns Peak

Dark Star Orchestra

Dec 31, 2015 at Electric Factory

Daryl Hall & John Oates

Oct 1, 2015 at The Fillmore - Philadelphia

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

Sep 20, 2015 at Penns Peak

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

Sep 19, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Diana Ross

Sep 20, 2015 at Mann Center For The Performing Arts

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Sep 13, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Gaither Vocal Band

Opens Sep 18 at American Music Theatre

Graham Nash

Aug 18, 2015 at Penns Peak

Graham Nash

Aug 8, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Hot Tuna

Nov 25, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull's The Rock Opera

Nov 7, 2015 at Academy of Music

Incubus, Deftones, Death From Above 1979 & The Bots

Aug 8, 2015 at Susquehanna Bank Center

Jackie Evancho

Sep 17, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Jamey Johnson

Sep 10, 2015 at Penns Peak

Janet Jackson

Feb 24, 2016 at Wells Fargo Center

Jimmy Buffett

Aug 20, 2015 at Susquehanna Bank Center

Joan Armatrading

Oct 2, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Joe Bonamassa

Aug 7, 2015 at Susquehanna Bank Center

Joe Jackson

Oct 17, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Josh Groban

Sep 16, 2015 at Verizon Hall

Josh Groban

Sep 16, 2015 at Tower Theater

Julian Casablancas

Oct 21, 2015 at Union Transfer

Kansas

Oct 16, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Kashmir - The Led Zeppelin Experience

Sep 25, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix & Eric Hutchinson

Sep 20, 2015 at Susquehanna Bank Center

Kraftwerk

Oct 2, 2015 at Electric Factory

Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes & Sam Hunt

Sep 19, 2015 at Susquehanna Bank Center

Lenny Kravitz

Aug 30, 2015 at Mann Center For The Performing Arts

Leon Bridges

Oct 17, 2015 at Union Transfer

Loretta Lynn

Aug 24, 2015 at American Music Theatre

Luke Bryan, Randy Houser & Dustin Lynch

Opens Sep 11 at Susquehanna Bank Center

Madonna

Sep 24, 2015 at Wells Fargo Center

Marina And The Diamonds

Nov 7, 2015 at Electric Factory

Mark Knopfler

Oct 17, 2015 at Academy of Music

Meghan Trainor

Aug 5, 2015 at Penns Landing Festival Pier

Melody Gardot

Oct 9, 2015 at Merriam Theater

Michael McDonald

Oct 23, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Motley Crue & Alice Cooper

Aug 14, 2015 at Wells Fargo Center

Motorhead

Sep 22, 2015 at Tower Theater

Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill & Rae Sremmurd

Aug 6, 2015 at Susquehanna Bank Center

Odesza

Nov 11, 2015 at Union Transfer

Of Monsters and Men

Sep 15, 2015 at Mann Center For The Performing Arts

Of Monsters and Men

Sep 15, 2015 at Skyline Stage

One Direction

Sep 1, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field

Passenger

Sep 27, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Patty Griffin

Oct 7, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Phish

Opens Aug 11 at Mann Center For The Performing Arts

Postmodern Jukebox

Nov 5, 2015 at Keswick Theater

R5 & Jacob Whitesides

Sep 3, 2015 at Mann Center For The Performing Arts

Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band

Oct 30, 2015 at Tower Theater

Social Distortion

Aug 19, 2015 at Penns Landing Festival Pier

Steely Dan, Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Aug 3, 2015 at Susquehanna Bank Center

Steve Earle And The Dukes

Aug 4, 2015 at World Cafe Live

Steve Hackett

Nov 20, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Stromae

Sep 17, 2015 at Electric Factory

Sturgill Simpson

Sep 18, 2015 at Theatre Of The Living Arts

Tame Impala

Oct 5, 2015 at Tower Theater

The 1975

Dec 5, 2015 at The Fillmore - Philadelphia

The Airborne Toxic Event

Sep 26, 2015 at Keswick Theater

The Fab Faux

Apr 9, 2016 at Keswick Theater

The Hooters

Opens Nov 06 at Keswick Theater

The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony of The Goddesses

Sep 18, 2015 at Mann Center For The Performing Arts

The Machine

Nov 27, 2015 at Keswick Theater

The Milk Carton Kids

Sep 9, 2015 at Keswick Theater

The Monkees

Aug 28, 2015 at American Music Theatre

The Piano Guys

Aug 5, 2015 at Mann Center For The Performing Arts

The Psychedelic Furs & The Church

Aug 15, 2015 at Keswick Theater

The Who

Nov 4, 2015 at Wells Fargo Center

The Winery Dogs

Oct 4, 2015 at Penns Peak

The Winery Dogs

Oct 8, 2015 at Keswick Theater

The Zombies

Oct 11, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Timeflies

Oct 17, 2015 at Electric Factory

Trace Adkins

Aug 7, 2015 at American Music Theatre

Twenty One Pilots & Echosmith

Sep 11, 2015 at Penns Landing Festival Pier

Under The Streetlamp

Oct 5, 2015 at American Music Theatre

Van Halen & Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Aug 27, 2015 at Susquehanna Bank Center

Warren Haynes & Chris Stapleton

Oct 2, 2015 at Tower Theater

Yanni

Opens Mar 29, 2016 at American Music Theatre

Yo La Tengo

Sep 24, 2015 at Keswick Theater

Zac Brown Band

Aug 15, 2015 at Citizens Bank Park

Zedd

Oct 10, 2015 at Liacouras Center

ZZ Top

Oct 2, 2015 at Caesars Atlantic City

ZZ Ward

Sep 20, 2015 at Union Transfer

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Dance & Ballet

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Opens Dec 11 at Academy of Music

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Dec 4, 2015 at Tower Theater

Riverdance

Opens Jun 14, 2016 at Academy of Music

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Classical & Opera

Andrea Bocelli

Dec 12, 2015 at Wells Fargo Center

Jackie Evancho

Sep 17, 2015 at Keswick Theater

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