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

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ADDITIONAL INFO

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

  • Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles

    Booking until Feb 14

  • Wild Kratts - Live

    Opens Mar 04

  • David Cross

    Apr 3, 2016

  • Brian Regan

    May 7, 2016

Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles

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Until February 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.

Wild Kratts - Live

March 4-5, 2016

The Kratt Brothers are leaping off your TV screens and going on tour with their live stage show. The stars behind PBS' animated show Wild Kratts present a wildly entertaining live experience, featuring lots of audience participation and cool facts about the animal kingdom.

David Cross

April 3, 2016

Many know him as the kooky never-nude Tobias Funke from the cult classic show Arrested Development, or as the titular character in black comedy The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, but David Cross cultivated his humour as a young stand-up in New York in the 80s before setting down roots as a TV star. After an absence of six years, the comedian is back on US stages in the "Making America Great Again!" tour.

Brian Regan

May 7, 2016

Critics and peers agree, Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The "perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality" (Wall Street Journal), Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. His clean language and sharp, sarcastic obersations on everyday life have led him to be known as the "comedian's comedian".

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