Philadelphia Performing Arts

Academy of Music

  • Broad and Locust Sts. Map It
  • Center City West
  • Concerts

Published 02/01/2016

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Inspired by Milan's La Scala opera house and completed in 1857, the Academy of Music is the oldest grand opera house in the country still used for its intended purpose. An architectural marvel as well as a center for culture, the Academy features a lavish, neo-baroque interior, with red velvet seats, gilt, carvings, ceiling murals, and a huge crystal chandelier. Home to the Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Ballet, the landmark also plays host to performances by major orchestras, theatrical and dance touring companies, and solo artists.

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Broad and Locust Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102, USA

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Published 02/01/2016


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