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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 #9 of 281 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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New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went and saw Evita, buying our tickets 3 weeks prior to the show. We were concerned about being able to see the stage and did all the research on their website, trying to figure out what would be the best seat for the seats that were left. We ended up with seating in the balcony all the way on... More

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Flushing, New York
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25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I attended the organ day today at Verizon Hall. It was an interesting event with various instrumental groups playing with the organ. At one point, they had a large chorus singing opera pieces. I was appalled at the sound. It reminded me of an old hi-fi with the treble turned all the way up. Compared to the Met Opera House... More

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited the Kimmel Center for the Perfoming Arts in March for an orchestra performance by the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra. We were very impressed by the acoustics of this venue.

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Tequesta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I can completely give a resound a+ for the experience of viewing any performance I've seen opera,classical music concerts and top ranked speakers at this marvelous venue

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Center is located on Broad Street - Avenue of the Arts - have visited many times, seating is great, and performance calendar is terrific.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Multiple theaters within the one stucture. WORLD CLASS music hall with seating surrounding the stage. Accustics are state of the art and all seats are excellent.

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