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Address: 232-46 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone Number: 215 893 1999
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Description: Home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philly...
Home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philly Pops.
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Great venue, great concert

I came here with my boyfriend for the Damien Rice concert. The sound was amazing. The venue is absolutely beautiful. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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140 reviews 140 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

While the shows presented at the Academy of Music are great, I am offering a word of caution to theater goers........do NOT purchase any of the many food items offered for sale (at exorbitant prices) in the lobby. During our last visit to the Academy, I had a case of the munchies before the show started and bought a small... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I came here with my boyfriend for the Damien Rice concert. The sound was amazing. The venue is absolutely beautiful. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. The bathrooms were clean and well kept. The staff was friendly. The reason I only give it four stars is because the price of alcohol and snacks is outrageous.... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went here for a Sufjan Stevens concert. It was beautiful(the venue and the concert). The sound was great and, though I was fortunate to have tickets up front, it seemed like there was not a bad seat in the house.

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Merchantville, New Jersey
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175 reviews 175 reviews
66 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Remember this is the city. It will be tough to park and very busy around this area. We parked at the Kimmel Center. It was very convenient. Entrance to the show was easy, and the bathrooms were crowded as usual but people got back to their seats in time for the second act. This is a great place to see... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wife bought Damian Rice tickets for us as part of my Christmas present. The best she could purchase were located in the Family Circle Section, Section E, Row H. The theater is simply beautiful. Enough cannot be said about the décor and the ambiance of the place. We quickly realized it was going to be the night from hell as... More 

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Recently saw Dirty Dancing with my girlfriend and we both really enjoyed it. The Academy of Music is a great venue for music, musicals, plays, opera, whatever. Beautiful with great acoustics, this venue only adds to the enjoyment of the show.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Amazing show. Love kids but 8 o'clock is too late for a 2-3 year old. They get fussy and tired. The cast was spectacular. The Academy is just old fashioned splendor

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

the show was great but one program per group we had 15 people in our group what's wrong with this when tickets cost 85.50 each you should get a program the theater was beautiful but I never heard of this kind of rude treatment

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Williamstown
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173 reviews 173 reviews
40 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I annually attend the Nutcracker here - my holiday tradition. Yesterday I saw Swan Lake. The interpretation and execution were wonderful. The building is over 100 years old and a feast for the eyes. The music a delight! Only problem was they had the heat turned up too high. You never feel too far away from the stage unlike some... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went to see the swan Lake at The Academy of Music. The building is impressing. It looks like the old opera houses in Europe. In the center of the hall there is a 153 years old crystal chandelier that illuminate the hall. Th e stage is small compare to the ones we have today . The performance was fantastic.... More 

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