Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia

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The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is a large performing arts venue located at 300 South Broad Street at the corner of Spruce Street, along the stretch known as the "Avenue of the Arts", in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is owned and operated by Kimmel Center, Inc., an organization which also manages the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, and, as of November 2016, the Merriam Theater. The center is named after philanthropist Sidney Kimmel.

The Center is the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of America's "Big Five" symphony orchestras. Kimmel Center is also the home venue of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Philadanco, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and a performance series known as Kimmel Center Presents, which hosts a variety of jazz, classical, and world pop performers.
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  • Even though there were no concerts or other events on during our stay, we visited the Centre to view the architecture. A grand building, we were given a short tour of the place. This was an...  more »
  • Saw On Your Feet by Gloria Estefan. The best show hands down! Staff was friendly and loved the production- so fun, upbeat, and happy!  more »
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