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Philadelphia Sights

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

  • Broad and Spruce Sts. Map It
  • Center City East
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's Review

Intended to make a contemporary design statement, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has some architectural oomph with its dramatic vaulted glass roof. The 450,000-square-foot venue by architect Rafael Viñoly includes the 2,500-seat Verizon Hall, the more intimate 650-seat Perelman Theater, a restaurant, a café, a gift shop, and a rooftop terrace. Making their home at the Kimmel are the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadanco, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra, and American Theater Arts for Youth. Free performances are given before some performances and on many weekends in the center's Commonwealth Plaza.

Sight Information

Address:

Broad and Spruce Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102, United States

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Phone:

215-790–5800; 215-893–1999-tickets; 215-790–5886-tour info

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 10–6; general tour Tues.–Sun. at 1; art and architecture tour Sat. at 10:30

Updated 05/19/2011

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