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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Merriam Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts complex.

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Year opened: 1918

  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar

The Theatre was built by the Shubert Organization in 1918, formerly known as the Sam S. Shubert Theatre, and continuously hosts touring Broadway shows. It is located within the Avenue of the Arts cultural district of Center City, Philadelphia. It was re-named the Merriam Theater, and in 1972 the theater came under the ownership of the Academy of Music, and is currently owned by the University of the Arts. It is also associated with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Audra McDonald

    Oct 7, 2015

  • Melody Gardot

    Oct 9, 2015

  • Chris Cornell

    Oct 15, 2015

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Opens Dec 29

  • Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles

    Opens Feb 11, 2016

Audra McDonald

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October 7, 2015

After the great success embodying the role of Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson's play, Audra McDonald won her 6th Tony, making her not only the first performer to win in each acting category, but the only performer to win six awards! And well deserved, because as a star of stage and screen, she is one of our most beloved singers. Don't miss your chance to see her live in concert.

Melody Gardot

October 9, 2015

At 19, fashion student Gardot was left for dead following a collision with a Jeep whilst cycling. While in her hospital bed, she wrote and recorded songs that would become the EP Some Lessons. Though touring is difficult as a result of her injuries, she has been performing in major cities on the East Coast to support her recordings.

Chris Cornell

October 15, 2015

The legendary Soundgarden and Audioslave front man is due to make a return to the charts this fall, with the release of his fifth studio album, the acoustic Higher Truth. In support, he's heading out on tour across North America, with a set that will include his new material, music from throughout his long and varied career, as well as incredible covers of some of the most well-known rock songs.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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December 29, 2015-January 3, 2016

Joseph is the Biblical saga of a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, his jealous brothers, famine, forgiveness and reconciliation. Brought to life by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this enduring musical returns to US stages in 2015 to charm audiences with its high energy score and will star American Idol contestants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young!

Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles

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February 11-14, 2016

Together longer than The Beatles themselves, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary group, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that's as infectious as it is transporting. Includes the early hits to later classics that The Beatles never got the chance to play live - including the most complex and challenging songs.

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