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Address: 232-46 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone Number: +1 215-893-1999
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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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Opera at the Acadamy of Music

I always love attending events at the Academy of Music.The theater is beautiful, historical, and within walking distance are hotels and restaurants. I bought an opera package for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 2, 2016
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

I always love attending events at the Academy of Music.The theater is beautiful, historical, and within walking distance are hotels and restaurants. I bought an opera package for the season. So far saw Turandot, which was fantastic with impressive performers, lavish set design,and well-researched costuming (the setting was China.) The only cautionary statement I would make is that the orchestra... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Went with my boyfriend and a friend to see the Philadelphia Orchestra, beautiful old building with great sound. It was just a evening show during the week so it wasn't too bad finding tickets and seats.If you're planning on going to see Nutcracker at Christmas time get your tickets in advance.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

We saw a very nice ballet performance of Don Quixote. It is based on a famous novel by Cervantes and is considered to be one of the most influential works from the Spanish Golden Age (around the end of 15th century to middle of 17th century). It is about Quixote's quest as a romantic white knight (knight-errant), to fight dragons,... More 

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Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Beautiful old Philly venue. Was there for the Yanni concert. Seats were in section G row E seats 21 and 24. If your on the tall side you will be very uncomfortable. The view was very good, the sound was great and it's a beautiful place but it's VERY tight. My husband sat in the aisle for most of the... More 

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Magalia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Attended a performance of the Philadelphia Orchestra in the Academy of Music. I sat in the front row of the fifth balcony, up near the chandelier in the ceiling. The acoustics in the old building are phenomenal. The concert began with Samuel Barber's "Adagio to Strings," which brought tears to my eyes, it was that beautiful! The orchestra's venue appropriately... More 

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New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We just attended a play at the Academy. The play was so-so. But the building is magnificent. Built in the 1850s, the acoustics are marvelous. The design and attention to detail is just overwhelming. What a great experience.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I guess this could be considered Philadelphia's answer to New York's Carnegie Hall or Kennedy Center. A handsome building, most seats with a good view, attendees are helpful to guide you to your seats.

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Tremont, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Of course Iggy Pop and his Post Pop Depression band were amazing! But, this is a review of the venue. The Academy of Music is a big part of Philadelphia's history. It's a very beautiful and huge venue. The architecture is really amazing! They usually don't have rock music here. However, it worked very well for this kind of music.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

If you ever have a chance to see a show at the Opera House, do it! Absolutely stunning venue with great acoustics (as it should be). It's gorgeous!

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

This theater is lovely, but, on the day we visited, it was poorly managed and the experience quite disappointing. They waited quite a long time to open the doors and there was no one to direct the people all streaming in at the same time. There were very few ticket scanners, so people trying to get across the lobby to... More 

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