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Address: 232-46 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone Number: 215 893 1999
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What a beautiful place architecturally. Only problem: some seats are a bit uncomfortable, some views partly obstructed.

This is really a beautiful place that shows the grandeur of 19th century Philadelphia. You really feel as though you're seeing something special when you attend an event here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really a beautiful place that shows the grandeur of 19th century Philadelphia. You really feel as though you're seeing something special when you attend an event here. We've been here for the orchestra (in the past), Broadway shows, and graduations. Although it's more of an opera house (it was featured in the film Age of Innocence) in some... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place to see a show, sound was fantastic but the seats in the amphitheater were not good for seeing the whole stage. For a concert where the band is up front on the stage is not a problem, but the show I saw, they used a movie screen in the back. We couldn't understand what was going on without... More 

Thank Robert D
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Went to the academy of music to see a show - amazing place, great people, "like butter". seats were comfortable, the venue was beautiful. parking is an issue - the garages are VERRRRY SLOWWWWW to empty even after we walked around for ~90 minutes after the show - so, get there early, park on a lower level or better yet,... More 

1 Thank oscar g
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I saw a concert here last night. Stunning venue... Beautiful chandelier, beautiful ceilings, walls, pillars... Just fantastic. The sound was impressive as well. And the temperature was perfect. Most of the ushers here were pretty cool, but a couple of them were annoying and came to the front, mid-way through the set, while the artist was singing and tried to... More 

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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111 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

Thank Hunt201
Vineland, New Jersey
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89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Thank Bruce B
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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232 reviews
76 attraction reviews
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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.

2 Thank Herstory_62
Media, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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!

Thank Heather S
Sellersville, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

2 Thank Sharon S

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