The Kimmel Center

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

The Kimmel CenterHome of the Philadelphia Orchestra
Broad and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tickets: 215.893.1999
www.kimmelcenter.org

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts opened December 14 -16, 2001, as the new Home of The Philadelphia Orchestra. The block-long performing arts complex in the heart of Philadelphia includes state-of-the-art performance spaces, backstage facilities, and audience amenities enclosed under a soaring glass-arched roof. Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and acoustician Russell Johnson, the Kimmel Center includes the 2,500-seat Verizon Hall, designed and built especially for the Orchestra, and the more intimate 650-seat Perelman Theater for chamber music presentations. The Kimmel Center provides the Orchestra with a state-of-the-art facility for concerts, recordings, and education activities.

This cultural landmark is named in honor of Philadelphia businessman and philanthropist Sidney Kimmel, who gave the largest individual gift toward its construction. Kimmel has served on the Board of Directors of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1995.

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the historic Academy of Music (where the Orchestra performed for 101 seasons) are operated to­gether as a single cultural facility by Kimmel Center, Inc. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Academy of Music serve as home to eight Resident Company performing arts organizations; The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, American Theater Arts for Youth, PHILADANCO, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Peter Nero and the Philly Pops®. The Philadelphia Orchestra Association continues to own the Academy of Music, as it has since 1957, and the Orchestra performs at the highly anticipated Academy Anniversary Concert and Ball there every January.

Verizon Hall

Verizon Hall, the first major concert hall to open in the 21st Century, is one of the world's best performance venues. This elegant cello-shaped 2,500-seat auditorium combines warmth and richness of design within extraordinary sightlines and acoustically advanced technologies. From classical to pop music, ceremonial programs to corporate meetings, Verizon Hall is a perfect setting for events on a grand scale.

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Perelman Theater

The 650-seat Perelman Theater is a multi-use recital hall/proscenium theater. A unique 75-foot-diameter turntable stage transforms the Perelman Theater from an intimate recital hall with outstanding acoustics to a proscenium theater with a deep stage, complete fly-loft and orchestra pit. First level theater seats maybe lowered and retracted to create flat seating for cabaret and theater in-the-round, as well as for experimental performances. 

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