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Academy of Music

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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 famous showplace for musical talent. Original home of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Make a list of great musicians and artists who changed the world of music in the last 100... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2012
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

A famous showplace for musical talent. Original home of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Make a list of great musicians and artists who changed the world of music in the last 100 years - most of them performed here.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The Academy of Music is simply beautiful. The opera house origins are evident in the grand design. The acoustics are okay (nothing compared to the newer Kimmel Center.) The main problem is the seating is really tight, even the box seats. We enjoyed the PA Ballet's The Nutcracker. It is better than it was a few years ago, and I... More 

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Pennsylvania
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89 reviews 89 reviews
38 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Thanks to the Philadelphia Venues (especially those associated with the Kimmel Center), my family and I continue to see Broadway Shows regularly. Sure, we go to New York once in a while, usually once a year. But,...we see many more shows because of the handy Philadelphia location. Most recently, we saw 'War Horse' there on the last day of the... More 

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Philly
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Beautiful - acoustically and aesthetically and in the quality of productions here. You can't do better on the east coast of the US.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

We saw a show, Warhorse, at the theater. What a gorgeous place. The interior is opulent and nostalgic to an age when theater reigned! It was built in 1857. You can feel the history as you sit there and look around thinking of the who's who of historical figures who have attended shows in the venue. Looking around, there didn't... More 

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Gloucester Point
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99 reviews 99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Attended War Horse at the Academy of Music two nights ago. Wonderful presentation. Theater is historic and well worth the visit. Seats could be more comfortable. Very beautiful setting - historically elegantly.

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toronto
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143 reviews 143 reviews
66 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

I saw war horse at this beautiful theatre just like those in europe . I got $30rush ticket 2hours before the show and .i got good seat in the center at family circle . But if you are big person you might not like it as seats are narrow and legroom is very tight !! Other tthan that it is... More 

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Voohees
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Went to the Bonnie Raitt concert here. It was my first time at the Academy. It is spectacularly beautiful. I loved the history of the building & the architecture was grand. My only complaint was the bathrooms were downstairs with all the long huge staircases.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I have taken my mother and two octegenarian friends on quite a few occasions. They have been brilliant in terms of helping with walkers and wheelchairs. There is a side entrance for access and we get tickets for seats on the ground level. Once I made a mistake with tickets and they offered to change the seats so we could... More 

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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220 reviews 220 reviews
25 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

When I was a little kid my dad did some work at the Academy of Music, and I had always remembered thinking it was beautiful. As a teenager I saw Swan Lake there- in the nosebleed seats and feel asleep, not thinking it was anything special. I saw Jackson Browne there in July 2012 and I had amazing seats, and... More 

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