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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

  • Audra McDonald

    Oct 7, 2015

  • Chris Cornell

    Oct 15, 2015

  • Tyler Perry's Madea On The Run

    Opens Nov 10

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Opens Dec 15

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Opens Dec 29

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.

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 firth 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 stuff and music from throughout his long and varied career as one of rock's most prolific male vocalists.

Tyler Perry's Madea On The Run

November 10-15, 2015

The madcap adventures of everyone's favourite fiery grandma are back! Mabel Simmons, affectionately known as Madea, isn't your regular sweet little old lady... The streetwise, fast-talking, gun-toting matriarch proves to be one of Tyler Perry's most beloved characters and the first of its type. In Madea On The Run, Perry once again dons the legendary persona to bring her delightful histrionics to stages throughout the US. There are hilarious hijinks aplenty, so get ready to laugh till your sides ache!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

December 15-20, 2015

Based on the beloved 1964 animated special, this adaptation brings everyone's favourite reindeer to the stage. This classic tale teaches the importance of friendship and respect, whilst getting everyone very excited for Christmas in the process!

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!

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