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Academy of Music

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Ballets, Symphonies, Theater & Concerts
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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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Motown Rocks!

I haven't been to the Academy of Music in years so we were very excited when we heard Motown was in Philly. We had an early dinner and just got to the venue in time for the show... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I haven't been to the Academy of Music in years so we were very excited when we heard Motown was in Philly. We had an early dinner and just got to the venue in time for the show. We were nervous we were going to be late but there were many folks just getting in. It seemed a bit noisy... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Guess this is just a sign of the times, but it is annoying as heck. We got tickets to Motown (about $90 a pop) and while the show was good and the facility beautiful, it seemed as though everyone in the audience was lacking through the show.It's Annoying and RUDE The show itself brought back memories of a time gone... More 

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Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

I took my 7 year old daughter and 67 year old mother to see The Nutcracker. The performance was lovely as is the theater. The staff was helpful and polite. I bought the $30 Parquet Circle seats, and I was pleasantly surprised. Although our seats were off to the side, we were close enough to see well, and our view... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Motown the Musical was on the agenda tonite! Great show, loved the music and dancing and the performers were right on with the persons they depicted. LOVED the young man who played Michael Jackson, and Berry Gordy, Diana Ross and the Temptations were superb...if you lived in the Motown era, you should really enjoy this show. It was my first... More 

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Celebrating 30 years of support of the Pennsylvania Ballet, we never tire of watching the performance of the Nutcracker at the Academy of Music. The seating is comfortable, and the theatre is just the right size for a performance.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I have been going here numerous times for the ballet. The Nutcracker is my favorite ballet performance and the venue is a beautifully decorated place with Victorian era architecture and furnishings. The performances are amazing and very elaborate. The dancers are very talented. The employees are helpful and hospitable. The past two years have shown me just how freaking rude... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I saw Bob Dylan here recently and have been to the Academy many times for various shows. During Dylan the ushers were constantly coming into the Balcony and shining their very bright lights on people in the audience, seemingly to get their attention, for I don't know what reason. At first I thought they were showing people to their seats... More 

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Living in the northern suburbs, very easy to drive and park at the Fern Rock subway station. Free parking on weekend. Fare is 3.60 one way. Bring exact dollars for ticket machine. Stop is Walnut- Locust (stop after City Hall), 1/2 block from bars and steps of the Academy. If you drive, go on line and pay for a discounted... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have seen multiple shows in the Academy of Music in Philadelphia and have enjoyed just about all of them. I have gotten season passes to the shows and they all are very good quality. The theater itself also has other performances other than plays, and musicals but the shows are just my personal preference. The theater is very well... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I had the chance to attend a Philadelphia Orchestra event called "Sound All Around." These are a series of concerts created for very young kids - a fantastic way to expose young children to music in a live setting with their parents, very up close and personal. They are held in the Ballroom where families can sit on a carpeted... More 

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