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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

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Built in 187, 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

  • Pennsylvania Ballet: Swan Lake

    Opens Mar 05

  • Annie

    Opens Mar 17

  • Dirty Dancing

    Opens Mar 24

  • Opera Philadelphia: Don Carlo

    Opens Apr 24

  • The Lion King

    Opens May 20

Pennsylvania Ballet: Swan Lake

March 5-15, 2015

Commissioned for the Company's 40th anniversary in 2004, this rendition of Swan Lake comes from master choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, who is already shaping up to be one of the 21st century's most inspiring voices in ballet. Retaining subtle touches of the classic Ivanov/Pepita staging, Wheeldon has looked to the work of Degas for this wonderfully romantic fairytale set to Tchaikovsky's memorably haunting score.


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March 17-22, 2015

Leapin' lizards... Annie is coming to town! Annie is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family. Don't miss this Tony-nominated Broadway production of the timeless family tale of Little Orphan Annie. This season's tour stars talented nine-year old actress Issie Swickle in the lead role performing classics like 'Tomorrow' and 'Hard Knock Life'!

Dirty Dancing

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March 24-April 5, 2015

Dirty Dancing treats you to an unprecedented live experience, exploding with achingly cool music, romance, and above all, sensational dancing. Adapted by the movie's original scribe Eleanor Bergstein, this touring production hews closely to the movie, packing in all its anthemic songs (I Had the Time of My Life, Hungry Eyes) and cheesy one-liners with aplomb. It delivers everything the audiences can hope for - lots of sexy dancing and plenty of rock 'n' roll!

Opera Philadelphia: Don Carlo

April 24-May 3, 2015

Opera Philadelphia present Verdi's 5 act epic grand opera, Don Carlo. A complicated and enigmatic story that pits love against honor, against the background of the spainish inquisition. First premiering in 1867, it is Verdi's longest and most powerful work.

The Lion King

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May 20-June 14, 2015

Still going strong after 15 years, this Tony Award-winning extravaganza will delight, enthrall and bring out your inner cub. Based on the 1994 Disney movie, The Lion King incorporates several changes and additions to the storyline as compared to the film, making for a whole new experience!

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