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Academy of Music




The Academy of Music is conveniently located at 240 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

The Academy of Music opened its doors in 1857 and has been showcasing some of the world's best artists and performers. Today the theater is widely used for a variety of performances from Broadway to comedians, musicians and orchestras. 

Located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, there are a lot of options for getting to and around the theater. Strong dining options are close by and plentiful and accommodations are also convenient. View the following links for more information.

The hall was built in 1855-57 and is the oldest opera house in the United States that is still used for its original purpose. Known as the "Grand Old Lady of Locust Street," the venue is the home of the Pennsylvania Ballet and Opera Philadelphia. It was also home to the Philadelphia Orchestra from its inception in 1900 until 2001, when the orchestra moved to the new Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The Philadelphia Orchestra still retains ownership of the Academy.

The hall was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962.

For a virtual tour of the Academy, click here. Virtual tours are not currently available with Audio Description. Please call Ticket Philadelphia at 215.893.1999 or 215.875.7633 TTY for a verbal description of the features of our venues.

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