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Performing Arts

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

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

Updated 05/19/2011

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 café and restaurant, a gift shop, 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, United States

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Updated 05/19/2011


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