Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Concert Hall, Theater, and Opera House
Avenue of the Arts South, Philadelphia
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  • Aleksey
    "Acoustics is superb, and Philadelphia orchestra is very good!"(8 Tips)
    Jade H.
    "It is a beautiful concert hall."(3 Tips)
    Marianna H.
    "Verizon Hall is gorgeous."(3 Tips)
    Visit Philly
    "limited number of $10 rush tickets"(3 Tips)
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  • Philly.com
    Philly.comJanuary 31, 2014
    Home to the largest mechanical-action pipe organ in the country, you can take a tour of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ for free! On the first Saturday of every month at 1 p.m. Read more
    Upvoted May 13
  • Concierge
    ConciergeMarch 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Coming to see the Time Machine for the PIFA celebration? Keep in mind that there is a daytime experience and nighttime experience. The nighttime experience starts after the "Flash in Time performance
    Upvoted May 13
  • Jade H.
    Jade HenleyMarch 13
    I've been here for an orchestra concert. The acoustics and sound is amazing from every seat. It is a beautiful concert hall. It is simply marvelous from the first step you take inside.
  • Samuel S.
    Samuel SantiagoOctober 27, 2016
    The inside of the concert hall is simply amazing to look at, and it carries sound like nowhere else I've been. Saw the Philadelphia Orchestra here and it was brilliant.
  • Concierge
    ConciergeMarch 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are here to see the Flash in Time Show for the PIFA celebration, stand in front of the stage towards the cafe area for optimal viewing
  • Dennis B.
    Dennis BDecember 5, 2011
    Don't try to take pictures. Those ushers are quick. Although no one really knows why you can't take a picture of the orchestra during warmup or intermission. Gotta make the ushers earn their pay?
  • visitPA
    visitPADecember 6, 2010
    Pretty cool in here isn't it? It gets better. Check out the Dorrance H. Hamilton Roof Garden built on top of the Perelman Theater - it's spectacular.
    Upvoted May 13
  • TixBangBoom
    TixBangBoomMarch 1, 2012
    In the heart of downtown Philadelphia, located on one of the most famous streets in America. Broad street and the Kimmel Center are truly the City of Brotherly Love's premiere hot spots. Don't Miss it
  • The Capital Grille
    The Capital GrilleSeptember 17, 2013
    An impressive theater housing even more impressive shows. The Kimmel Center occupies an entire city block and its glass roof is more than 150 feet high.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyDecember 14, 2011
    A limited number of $10 rush tickets go on sale at 5:30 p.m. for evening performances and 11:30 a.m. for matinees. Available at the Academy of Music Box Office 2 hours before curtain. Cash only.
  • Porscha S.
    Porscha Simone 😸December 22, 2015
    Excellent place for an orchestra concert. Saw the Philadelphia Orchestra and was amazed. I can't wait to go back!
  • Aleksey
    AlekseyDecember 5, 2015
    Beautiful concert hall. Acoustics is superb, and Philadelphia orchestra is very good!
  • angela g.
    angela gaylorMarch 1, 2016
    Great theater. Strange wrap around seating, so make sure to sit in the center if you can!
  • Andrickson C.
    If you come to Phili you must go to Kimmel Center. The app that recommends me this place is amazing and free. Here is the link guys. https://share.serviceempire.com
  • Urban Oyster
    Urban OysterJanuary 24, 2011
    See the Philadelphia Orchestra for just $8 ($10 if you book online) with a student ID. Tickets go on sale 90 minutes before showtime, and availability can be limited. Can't beat the price!
  • Daryel J.
    Daryel JAugust 1, 2012
    Free WiFi throughout the center. Just have a seat in the cafe and fire up the devices for free internet access.
  • Abel G.
    Abel GarciaJanuary 27, 2016
    Fantastic facility. Every seat in this center has great sound and views.
  • Julia T.
    Julia TrutenJuly 12, 2015
    It's incredibly beautiful, the acoustics are amazing, and every performance is stunning.
  • Justin N.
    Justin NachodDecember 21, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Put your phone in airplane mode during concerts to ensure texts and calls don't bother others in the audience :-)
  • Dominique C.
    Dominique ComerAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're free during the early afternoon, take the free tour at 1pm.
  • Kory A.
    Kory AversaJanuary 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Learn how to fly like PIFA performers at the Kimmel! Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, producers of Green Fairy Cabaret, bring you intro circus classes for $25. www.phillycircus.com
  • Estia Restaurant
    Estia RestaurantNovember 16, 2011
    Before the show come see us at Estia, for our three Course Pre Fixe Pre-Theater Menu: $30! Read more
  • Reinhold Residential
    Reinhold ResidentialSeptember 27, 2012
    Home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, this world-class performing arts center hosts numerous events and performances – some of them free.
  • Jill T.
    Jill TrapaneFebruary 27, 2013
    The orchestra and concert hall are amazing!!! I'm very inspired!!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CoderJuly 19, 2013
    The bar in the first row of the family circle is exactly eye level.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberMay 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The organ in Verizon Hall doesn't get used very often, but when it does, you're in for a real treat.
  • Kate S.
    Kate SchreckApril 2, 2016
    Peter Nero concert was absolutely fantastic! Couldn't have asked for a better night out!
  • Kat S.
    Kat SwiftJune 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Attend Summer Solstice one year: Every June the Kimmel presents a 15+ hour performing arts festival beginning at 3PM the first day and ending at 6:30 the second day. Events have included Bollywood D
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MarieDecember 3, 2010
    See a concert in the Verizon Hall! It's literally a hall shaped like a cello and has amazing acoustics! See the "Rising Stars" of Astral Artists.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMay 14, 2012
    Beginning June 1, 2012, Food Network's Iron Chef Jose Garces will provide all catering and concessions. Stay tuned...
  • Narnia Fans
    Narnia FansApril 8, 2012
    The stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters will perform here on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 8pm and Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 4pm & 8pm. Read more
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron McleanOctober 23, 2011
    Get rush tickets on Saturday but come early cause they sell out fast.
  • Wyngspan
    WyngspanJanuary 17, 2014
    Have you seen the Philadelphia Orchestra at this beautiful concert hall? Give it a rating on Wyngspan! Read more
  • Montaign G.
    Montaign G.March 13, 2016
    Great shows with great views and acoustics!
  • Michael A.
    Michael AddiceDecember 13, 2012
    If you plan on seeing the holiday show prepaid parking is the best.
  • Steve U.
    Steve UmsteadDecember 20, 2010
    The Eleanor Rush Intermediate School Music Makers, winners of B101's Christmas song contest, gave an incredible performance tonight!
  • Peter V.
    Peter VermeulenMay 11, 2015
    Their rooftop bar is really cool
  • Michael S.
    Michael SchnaderSeptember 7, 2015
    Beautiful place to see any show.
  • Ray B.
    Ray BApril 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    $10 Community Rush tickets are sometimes available for orchestra performances
  • Dee C.
    Dee C.April 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pianist Biss is definitely great..very passionate
  • Dee C.
    Dee C.March 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit on orchestra tier w9nderful view and sound
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HamiltonApril 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy free entertainment this month starting at 5 PM, different music group each night
  • Jim H.
    Jim HendersonApril 11, 2011
    Eiffel Tower light show is pretty cool during PIFA . 7 &10 nightly.
  • Gay W.
    there's not a bad seat in the house
  • Concierge
    ConciergeNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Take advantage of their free building tour offered Tuesday to Sunday at 1pm.
  • Ivy Agnes N.
    Ivy Agnes NguyenDecember 16, 2013
    My commencement ceremony from Peirce College was held here on 2007-06-05!
  • donyale
    donyaleSeptember 4, 2014
    Sittin' In Jazz All Stars. Beasts with the beats, every one!!
  • Celeste M.
    Celeste MerriweatherDecember 23, 2012
    Even the seats in Tier 3 are pretty good.
  • Yuriy M.
    Yuriy MelnychukAugust 15, 2014
    Check out the free tours daily @ 1pm
  • Brad
    BradJune 17, 2016
    The sit in is great
  • Alex P.
    Alex PhippsMarch 30
    Amazing concert halls
  • Allie Jac C.
    Allie Jac ClaraFebruary 5, 2013
    The plays are worth seeing (:
  • Selina L.
    Selina L.July 30, 2011
    Love when Philadanco is here, a must see.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HartleMay 12, 2016
    The Philadelphia orchestra!
  • Marianna H.
    Marianna HunterJune 10, 2010
    Verizon Hall is gorgeous. I love going to concerts here.
  • Maria A.
    Maria AmadorOctober 23, 2011
    One of my new favortite theatres!
  • Weston C.
    Weston ChambersApril 1, 2015
    Acoustics in the main lobby
  • Shawn Q.
    Shawn QueeneyMarch 6, 2015
    Perfect sound!
  • Phinnegan
    PhinneganJuly 15, 2013
    A godly venue!
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BlasseyDecember 2, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    The rooftop garden is free and open to the public.
  • Tia W.
    Tia WareNovember 20, 2013
    Chris Tucker hosting this show tonight!
  • Brittnie K.
    Brittnie KnightMarch 29, 2014
    Gonna hobo dis place
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo SantosJanuary 24, 2012
    ok, we can go, it's close to us
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BigginsSeptember 29, 2010
    Get a college student subscription
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenMay 8, 2014
    No pictures :-(
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HJanuary 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I <3 the Philadelphia Orchestra!
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