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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 1420 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Academy of Music is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts complex.

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 1420 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Year opened: 1857
Capacity: 2500

  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

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Built in 1857, the Academy of Music is one of Philadelphia's oldest arts venues and the country's oldest continually-used opera house! Once the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, today the Academy hosts touring Broadway shows each year as well as classical and pop concerts, and live comedy.

Upcoming Highlights

  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

    Opens Dec 11

  • Once

    Opens Jan 15, 2016

  • Disney's Beauty And The Beast

    Opens Feb 16, 2016

  • Pippin

    Opens Feb 23, 2016

  • If/Then

    Opens Jun 21, 2016

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

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December 11-31, 2015

George Balanchine's enduring and now iconic ballet The Nutcracker is performed by only a handful of American companies every holiday season, with Pennsylvania Ballet being one of the most famous, having performed it for 46 years and counting! Create new yuletide memories with this distinctive production of the classic holiday tale.


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January 15-17, 2016

The creators of the acclaimed Black Watch, director John Tiffany and choreographer Steven Hoggett, join forces with playwright/screenwriter Enda Walsh to bring the hit independent film Once, winner of a 2007 Academy Award for the hit song "Falling Slowly", to the stage.

Disney's Beauty And The Beast

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February 16-21, 2016

Disney's timeless stage masterpiece features the animated film's Academy Award-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice.


February 23-28, 2016

A young prince sets out on a journey to find the ultimate meaning of life in the vaudevillian spectacular of Pippin, from Godspell creator Stephen Schwartz. Told by a roving cast of an anachronistic acting troupe, the musical first wowed audiences in 1972, seducing them with the astonishing musical fable, set to a rousing 1970's rock score, including the hits 'Magic to Do' and 'I Guess I'll Miss the Man.'


June 21-26, 2016

A new musical about the different paths our life can take, If/Then embarks on its first national tour. Written by the Pulitzer Prize winning duo of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the show launched on Broadway in 2014, and garnered two Tony nominations.

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