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Kimmel Cultural Campus


The Kimmel Cultural Campus is more than just our beloved glass domed Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. We are the historic Academy of Music and Merriam Theater, too, serving more than one million guests per year! We’re home to eight esteemed Resident Companies, and events ranging from the best of classical music, to the hottest touring Broadway, and from the best in stand-up comedy to multi-medium and experimental work, plus FREE education programming for K-12 Title I, Public Charters, and Archdiocese schools. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization with 9,000 seats per night across our 9 events venues, we are the region’s most impactful performing arts center and the second-largest in the country. 


Yet greater than our buildings, greater than our shows, is our shared experience with you…being in the same place, at the same time and being moved in the moment together. In a time when inspiration, community, and a bit of magic can work wonders, being together is timeless…and so are we. Art shouldn’t come with boundaries. We honor and celebrate our region’s diverse interests by cultivating a creative, inclusive, socially-responsible community where artists, guests, staff, donors, and volunteers share experiences that are delivered with pride and integrity. 


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Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 0.86 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 0.74 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.62 miles


Facility Amenities

  • Accessible by Public Transit
  • WiFi Free
  • Handicap Access
  • Non Smoking
  • Onsite Parking
  • Onsite Kitchen

Group Information

  • Group Friendly
  • Casey Rodger
  • 215.790.5855

Venue Amenities

  • Guided Tours Available
  • Coat Check
  • Permanent Dance Floor
  • Exclusive Caterer
  • Food Service Facilities
  • Freight Elevator
  • Liquor License
  • Onsite AV Available
  • Permanent Stage
  • Rental Equipment Available
  • Vendors Exclusive
  • Vendors Preferred

Facility Information

  • LGBT Friendly
  • Student Friendly

Payment Options

  • Payment Option CC AmEx
  • Payment Option CC Discover
  • Payment Option CC Mastercard
  • Payment Option CC Visa


Facility Amenities

  • Free Admission


Banquet Sit Down Capacity

  • 10 - 300

Outdoor Space

  • Outdoor Space

Reception Stand Up Capacity

  • 10 - 2500

Venue Capacity

  • 2500

Total Venue Square Feet

  • 20,000

The brightest light on the Avenue of the Arts is the dazzling regional performing arts center, whose discreet brick exterior rises to a bold 150-foot glass vaulted rooftop for startling views of the city. The spacious and acoustically vaunted facility is rarely dark and on any given weekend might present a jazz quartet, French circus, The Philadelphia Orchestra, pops or family events. Eight resident companies and a variety of touring soloists and ensembles perform here. The 21st century center’s mainstages are the elegant Verizon Hall, whose red mahogany 2,500-seat interior is shaped like a cello and features adjustable acoustical panels and the 650-seat Perelman Theater, with an unusual rotating stage and equipment that enables chamber music, dance and drama. Surrounding the performance spaces, welcoming Commonwealth Plaza encourages visitors to relax and enjoy the view.

One hour FREE tours are offered at 1pm daily, on a first-come, first-served basis. Specialty Art & Architecture tours are offered at 10:30am on Saturdays. For group tour reservations or more information about Kimmel Center or Academy of Music tours, please call 215-790-5886. All tours are FREE! 

Kimmel Center tours depart from the Information Desk in Commonwealth Plaza. Tours are on a first-come, first served basis and are limited to 20 persons per tour. Visitors may register for public tours at the Information Desk, which opens at 10am daily. All tours are led by experienced volunteer guides.

Kimmel Center and Academy of Music tours are appropriate for adults and children over the age of 10.

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