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Academy of Music

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Address: 232-46 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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+1 215-893-1999

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The music and other shows at the best in PHiladelphia on broad Streets!!!

There is no other place than the best almost in these United States the natural sound and seating that gives one an enjoyable adventure in this worldj of FINE... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no other place than the best almost in these United States the natural sound and seating that gives one an enjoyable adventure in this worldj of FINE entertainment a must go to...!!!!!!!!

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a legacy theater where I have been several times for various events. It is a pleasant setting I know mostly for opera. The particular event I attended this time was a Christmas concert. The house is well kept and has its charm. The upper circles are way too hard to access for elderly people if you need to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

My husband and I went to the first showing for the season of the Nutcracker and I was speechless at the beauty of the building as well as the beauty and intricate detail of the show. If you enjoy the arts in the form of theatre, you must take the time to go to the Academy of Music for the... More 

1 Thank Sarai P
Haddonfield, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

This venue is so unique and glorious in it's own right and it's a great place to see a concert. We saw Norah Jones here and we'll never forget it. One caveat: we sat in the orchestra area and the seating is very TIGHT. It was built for smaller people in a different era, but that makes the visit all... More 

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Skillman, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

The policy of selling drinks throughout the concert and allowing people to carry their drinks to their seats instead of staying in the lobby turned what should have been a great concert into a "never coming back here again" experience. Even the people who kept quiet were forcing others to stand up to let them pass while they went back... More 

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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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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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