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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

260 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (City Center West)
215-790-5800
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Ranked #12 of 288 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Performances, Symphonies, Civic Centers
Traveler Description: The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is located at 300 S. Broad St. Philadelphia PA 19102. For more information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org or... more »
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Dublin, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went here for the first time last weekend to see my niece perform in a musical. We were in the smaller of the two theaters, the seats were comfortable and we had plenty of leg room. The acoustics were excellent. They have a small bar that you can get soda's, beer, wine or the hard stuff and popcorn during... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
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12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Verizon Hall and the Kimmel Center is a beautiful building. The venue is truly top notch and the staff were excellent. This is probably a great venue to see the Philadelphia Orchestra in - but it's not a great venue for a concert. I was in the front row for a recent concert and I was disappointed that we could... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

While walking in the area we discovered a sign in front of the Kimmel Center where they announced their free tour at 1pm. As it was almost 1pm we did the tour. During the 1 hour tour you can visit different parts of the Kimmel Center including some of the theaters and learn interesting facts about the architecture and history... More

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East Hanover, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It can't get better than the songs of the Beatles accompanied with the Philharmonic Orchestra! Any seat in this house is well worth it, the music vibrated your soul!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I've been at this venue many times to see great performers in a Cool atmosphere One of the best concert halls in the US Wood love to see the AMAAwardis there although the seating may be too small If your visiting Philadelphia the kimmel center is a must,,

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Germantown, Maryland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We came to see a Jazz Concert here and really enjoyed it. The seats were great and the staff friendly. I wish the bar on the main floor was better equiped as it became quite crowded close to showtime.

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New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

They offer free tours at 1:00pm. It's a great behind the scenes look at this beautiful building. Once a month they offer a free short Organ concert as part of the tour as well.

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phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Due to Huricane Arthur, the outdoor Pops Independence concert at the mall was moved to the Kimmel Center. What a beautiful venue!!! The building is glorious and a wonder to behold. There are even seats to sit in BEHIND the orchestra. Don't miss a chance to hear a concert in this lovely hall.

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Medford, New Jersey
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a great venue to see a show! There's not really a bad seat in the house, and they get top notch entertainment. Afterwards there are places within walking distance to grab a drink or a bite to eat.

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Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Disappointing - tickets are expensive, parking outrageous price; and the acoustics are poor - very disappointing.

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