Philadelphia Performing Arts

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

  • Broad and Spruce Sts. Map It
  • Center City West
  • Concerts
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 02/01/2016

Fodor's Review

This striking complex evokes Philadelphia's traditional redbrick structures, while making a contemporary design statement. The 450,000-square-foot facility by architect Rafael Viñoly includes the 2,500-seat cello-shaped Verizon Hall, the more intimate 650-seat Perelman Theater, a restaurant run by chef Jose Garces, a rooftop terrace, and public plaza—all topped by a dramatic glass-vaulted roof. Along with its resident companies, such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra, and the American Theater Arts for Youth, the center presents touring orchestral, jazz, and dance performances.

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

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Published 02/01/2016


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