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Academy of Music

Address: 232-46 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (City Center West)
Phone Number: 215 893 1999
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Ranked #41 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ballets, Symphonies, Cultural
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Owner description: Home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philly Pops.

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

What a fantastic place to see a show or a comedy act as we just did. not a bad seat in the house . Feels intimate and a venue that you can't get anymore. We love going as date night including a dinner in the city Only downside was cost of drinks - we paid $26 for 2 beers!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

What an authentic experience I had here at the Academy of Music. The theatre itself is a prime example of the opera house that no longer exists in our modern world. It is a gem to behold and even more so when there is a good performance to see. I joined the 25th Anniversary tour of ALW's The Phantom of... More

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The classic feel of this theater hits you from the moment you set foot in the door. You know you are in for a good night of Ballet, Music, or whatever the event. Great acoustics, wonderful lighting, big stage. It doesn;t get any better than this! Located right on Broad Street in the heart of the city, there are plenty... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We attended Evita here on Saturday evening. This was our first time at the Academy. (Yes I know, eventhough we live in Philly, we have never attended a show there. Folks that live in New York don't visit the top of the Empire State either.) Having seen Evita, a "rock opera" as described by A.L. Webber, in New York, we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We just got back from seeing the incredible Beatles Tribute Band ”Rain” Other than the smallish seats and poor legroom, ( but I am 6'3”...lol!) It's a great venue! Great staff too! All very friendly and very helpful!

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Frackville, PA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Visited here to experience a performance of Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles. The intimacy of the venue definitely added to our enjoyment of the show. Staff were very helpful and courteous.

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pennsylvania
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191 reviews 191 reviews
28 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We have been to the Academy of Music several times over the past year to see musicals. The auditorium is beautiful and has wonderful acoustics. Seating is comfortable. We will be returning again soon.

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