The Kimmel Center, built in the late 1990’s as a performance space, houses three exemplary venues: Verizon Hall, the Perelman Theater and the Academy of Music. Verizon Hall hosts both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philly Pops (under the direction of Peter Nero). The Perelman Theater is the permanent home of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and PHILADANCO. The Academy of Music, the largest theater in the Kimmel Center, houses major touring Broadway productions, as well as the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. The Kimmel Center also offers a schedule of free performances and public interest programs co-sponsored by leading educational and business institutions throughout the Philadelphia region.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Information
- Public Transportation: Excellent (Easily accessible by SEPTA subway, rail and bus lines)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/ Programs: The Kimmel Center is an expansive performing arts complex housing multiple theaters showcasing everything from intimate cabaret performances to the seasons of the Philadelphia Opera and Symphony Orchestra. The venues are Verizon Hall, the Perelman Theater, the Merriam Theater, the Forrest Theater and the Academy of Music
- Subscriptions: Full season subscriptions can be purchased for the Philadelphia Ballet, Opera and Symphony Orchestra. An annual Broadway season at the Forrest is also available. In addition, personalized packages that include a cross section of musical, theatrical and dance programs suiting patron taste, timetable and budget can be arranged. See website for details.