Philadelphia Sights

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

  • Broad and Spruce Sts. Map It
  • Rittenhouse Square
  • Arts/Performance Venue
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 02/01/2016

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, Jose Garces's restaurant Volvér, a café, a gift shop, and a rooftop terrace. Making their home at the Kimmel are the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadanco, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and the Philly Pops. 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, USA

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Phone:

215-790–5800; 215-893–1999-call center/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

Published 02/01/2016

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