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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

  • Opera Philadelphia: Don Carlo

    Booking until May 03

  • The Lion King

    Opens May 20

  • Bullets Over Broadway

    Opens Oct 27

  • Disney's Beauty And The Beast

    Opens Feb 16, 2016

  • Pippin

    Opens Feb 23, 2016

Opera Philadelphia: Don Carlo

Until 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!

Bullets Over Broadway

October 27-November 1, 2015

Playwright David Shayne is finally getting his shot at Broadway. The only problem is his show is being financed by the mob, and they don't take too kindly to middling box office receipts! Set in the glamorous surroundings of Roaring Twenties New York, this musical was created by Woody Allen and five time Tony winner Susan Stroman.

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.'

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