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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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Recently, took the family to see The Lion King at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. We were seated in a Parquet Box with an awesome view of the performance and an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Hopewell, New Jersey
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Hopewell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Recently, took the family to see The Lion King at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. We were seated in a Parquet Box with an awesome view of the performance and an awe-inspiring view of the theater's architecture. Greatest worry was the parking situation which can be irritating when visiting Philly, but we easily found a spot in a nearby... More 

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Academy of Music in Philadelphia is one of the great old time opera houses. The Philadelphia Opera company performs here, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and, on occasion, the Philadelphia Orchestra. The sound is wonderful. But as an old venue, the Academy has blocked or partial view seats because of structural pillars; so, be careful. Nevertheless, you can get cheaper seats... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Academy of Music should refund every ticket sold for the 6/11 evening show of the Lion King. Why? It was 94 degrees outside and they decided to turn off the air conditioning just after the first act started. By intermission it was a most unpleasant sauna. Talked to an employee about it and they told me to it wasn't... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Break away from the www & step into the Old World elegance at the oldest US opera house still used for opera & where ironically these days modern provocative operas are featured & talent excels.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I love the Academy of Music. The building is gorgeous. I find the seats comfortable and I think the seating chart always gives an accurate description of what you are buying. The Lion King was terrific-- loved how they used the aisles and balconies in the show. Always enjoy a show here!

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Sellersville, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Just saw Lion King and enjoyed it very much. The auditorium is beautiful, seats were reasonably comfortable and acoustics outstanding!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My family and I attended a showing of Disney's The Lion King at this venue and I must say it was #AWESOMESAUCE. We had great seats, (so I guess that helped) but the acoustics and the lighting were perfect for this show. I was captured from act one until the end of the show. BRAVO!!! I've been here for theatrical... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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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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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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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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