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

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  • Pennsylvania Ballet - Cinderella

    Until Oct 23, 2016

  • Anthony Bourdain

    Oct 26, 2016

  • Steve Martin & Martin Short

    Oct 28 - 29, 2016

  • Lewis Black

    Nov 5, 2016

  • Smokey Robinson

    Nov 18, 2016

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Pennsylvania Ballet - Cinderella

Until October 23, 2016

Glass slippers and tiaras at the ready, one of ballet's most enduring fairytales heads to the Academy Of Music for a limited run this month! British-born visiting Houston Ballet choreographer Ben Stevenson brings his rags-to-riches tale to Philadelphia audiences, with a gloriously uplifting score by Prokofiev in a charming story of a young woman whose determination of spirit ultimately triumphs over the cruelty endured at the hands of her wicked stepmother. Music, dance and costumes all combine to make this an otherworldly experience for ballet fans new and returning!

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Anthony Bourdain

October 26, 2016

To help celebrate the launch of his new cookbook Appetites, globe-trotting, action-hunting chef Anthony Bourdain is heading out on a new tour. Bourdain has promised his shows will be "an unyielding, brutally honest monologue reflecting on diverse culture, street cuisine and his travels to lesser-known locations around the world."

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Steve Martin & Martin Short

October 28 - 29, 2016

Martin meets Martin in this extraordinary meeting of two of modern comedy's greatest entertainers. Steve Martin and Martin Short present 'A Very Stupid Conversation', a Q&A style conversation between the two comedians and the audience with a musical twist. Featuring special guests 'The Steep Canyon Rangers', expect an evening of banjo-tinged interludes and singing punctuated by the side-splitting humour and charisma of these comedy greats.

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Lewis Black

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November 5, 2016

The twice Grammy-winning Lewis Black is the perfect demonstration of that rare comic, who can cause you to laugh while making compelling points about the absurdity of the world around you. He brings this talent to his latest show.

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Smokey Robinson

November 18, 2016

A legendary, primary figure associated with Motown, Smokey Robinson is one of the definitive American soul voices, his consistent commercial success and creative contributions to the label and music as a whole has earned him the well deserved title of 'King of Motown.'

Academy of Music

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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

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.

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Estia - Philadelphia
0.02 mi away at 1405 Locust Street

0.05 mi away at 220 South Broad Street

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Patriot Parking
0.12 mi away at 220 S. Sydenham St.

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0.15 mi away at 1305 Walnut St.

The Convention Center Parking Facility - Self Park
0.44 mi away at 1324 Arch St.

Love Park Garage
0.45 mi away at 1590 Arch St.

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0.04 mi away at 237 South Broad Street
3 Star, Prices from $89

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