Itinerary: Performing Arts

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. Photo by Roman Vinoly for PHLCVB

Discover Philadelphia’s outstanding arts and culture offerings 

Annenberg Center

Founded in 1971, the Annenberg Center is one of the nation’s foremost urban performing arts centers on the University of Pennsylvania campus and serves as a cultural destination in Philadelphia, offering a broad range of programs in theatre, music and dance.

Arden Theatre Company

A full-service professional regional theater in Old City, offering the highest quality theatrical and educational productions and programs to the artists, audiences and students of the greater Philadelphia region.

Curtis Institute of Music

The renowned, exclusive conservatory trained the likes of Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber and offers student recital series, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Curtis Opera Theatre, Family Concerts, and more

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

State-of-the-art performance venue that is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, hosts touring Broadway productions and world-renowned artists.

The Mann

The beautiful open-air music center in historic Fairmount Park is the Philadelphia summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Pack a picnic on “Picnic Nights” and enjoy a concert under the stars!

The Pennsylvania Ballet

The Pennsylvania Ballet was started in 1963 by George Balanchine protégée, Barbara Weisberger and is considered one of America’s leading ballet companies, performing at the Academy of Music, the oldest opera house in the United States.

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The legendary Philadelphia orchestra is one of the finest music ensembles in the world with leaders such as Leopold Stokowski, who developed the “Philadelphia Sound,” and Eugene Ormandy, who toured the orchestra in China as global ambassadors. The “Fabulous Philadelphians” perform at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

The Philly POPs

The largest standalone pops orchestra in the United States, the Philly POPS is a 65-piece orchestra, under the direction of Michael Krajewski. With a repertoire of songs from the 1920s through today, the POPS is a founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Walnut Street Theatre

Founded in 1809, the Walnut Street Theatre is America’s oldest theater and is also the official State Theatre of Pennsylvania and a National Historic Landmark.

Wilma Theater

Established in 1973, the Wilma challenged the Philadelphia cultural community to create theatrical productions of original material and to develop local artists. Located on the Avenue of the Arts, the Wilma Theater has established a national reputation for provocative work.


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