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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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A Feast for the Eyes and Ears!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Connie L
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Williamstown
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Williamstown
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168 reviews 168 reviews
40 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My wife, a classicaly trained ballerina, convinced me to join her to see The Nutcracker in Philly at the Academy of Music. What treat for the ears and eyes. The ballet of course was spectacular and the setting sends a person back to the days when proper decorum was the norm. Enjoy the show then find a great place to... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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50 helpful votes 50 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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