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We appreciate teachers!

The Kimmel Cultural Campus celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week all month long!

Due to overwhelming response, we are doubling the number gift certificates we’re giving away to 1,000(!) for teachers in Philadelphia Title 1 Schools, Archdiocese, and Public Charters! These gift certificates are redeemable for tickets to select shows in our exciting 2021/22 season, providing a much-deserved break. Gift certificates will be distributed while supplies last.

Are you a superhero teacher? We want to thank you!

Sign up by May 31, 2021. While supplies last.
Gift certificates valued at $100.
Teachers will independently select the specific tickets, seat locations, and event dates.

Kimmel Cultural Campus Gift Certificates are redeemable for the following:
  •  Broadway Philadelphia subscriptions and single tickets
  •  Other shows presented by The Kimmel Cultural Campus*

*Kimmel Cultural Campus Presented events generally refers to any event that is not presented by one of our Resident Companies or rental events.
Gift certificates never expire and have no cash value.
Gift certificates are redeemable for tickets purchased online, by phone or at the Kimmel Center, Academy of Music, or Merriam Theater Box Offices. For more information on Gift Certificates, please call Patron Services at 215.893.1999 or 215.875.7633 TTY.

For Your Classroom: FREE Virtual Education Programs

We have remained committed to our education initiatives and our region’s students, transforming our FREE, signature education programs and working with hundreds of classes virtually.

Learn more about our FREE virtual arts education programs – like jazz and social change-focused Jazz4Freedom, music technology creativity celebration #PhillyBeatz, and musical theater and teamwork One Musical Philadelphia.

Free Virtual Education Programs

Access supplemental resources, like our at-home arts education instructional videos for kids – all in one place! Students can try a theater game, practice improvising, compose their own songs, explore the use of melody, and much more.

Arts Education Instructional Videos

Teachers, we have the excitement of a trip without ever leaving home. Sign up for exclusive access to brand new virtual field trips.

Virtual Field Trips

Stay tuned for Fall 2021!

Registration for 2021-22 opens June 1st. Please check back for updates regarding on-site and in-person arts education programs to be implemented following timely CDC guidelines. The Kimmel Cultural Campus is planning to safely welcome back audiences this fall. Learn more about our safe and clean commitment here.

In the fall of 2021, we will once again be offering our 3 signature & FREE “Creative Stages” programs:

  • Jazz4Freedom is a program developed for 4th grade students linking Jazz to Black History in Pennsylvania and beyond. Taught by our experienced teaching artists, 4th graders are first engaged with a pre-show workshop about the Harlem Renaissance and growth of Jazz in Philadelphia. The highlight of Jazz4Freedom is a field trip to see Kimmel Center’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration concert featuring music, dance, and commentary on social change throughout history. Students are inspired by a post-show workshop which links the Civil Rights Movement to Jazz and provides opportunity for reflection on the continuation of social change. Finally, classroom teachers are empowered to continue the discussion through provided study guides connecting Jazz4Freedom to academic standards in Social Studies and Language Arts.  (4th Grade)

  • One Musical Philadelphia explores the unique American art form of musical theater, while building community and encouraging teamwork. The program begins with an introductory workshop for 5th graders scheduled during the school day. Students then self select to participate in an 8-week residency to learn songs and choreography from a show selected by the Kimmel Center. Participants then share the routines with classmates during in-school assemblies, with support provided by the Kimmel Center. Finally, buses bring students and their families to the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus for an awesome performance, where students from schools across the region come together to perform their production numbers in one unforgettable finale!  (5th Grade)

  • #PhillyBeatz is a technology based creativity celebration designed for 6th graders. First, Kimmel Center artists visit 6th grade classrooms to deliver a
    creative writing workshop. Students then create a video set to beats provided by a Kimmel Center headliner. After submitting initial uploaded videos, the Kimmel Center supports talent shows at each participating school. From these shows, student representatives are selected to engage in music technology classes in the Kimmel Center’s learning lab. Those students then return to their school groups to share what they’ve learned and create more complex videos for submission. Finally, classmates, families, and friends are bused to the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus for a Creativity Festival showcasing student accomplishments. (6th Grade)

For additional information regarding participation in our education programs, please contact [email protected].

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