Late Seating Policy
At the request of our patrons, Opera Philadelphia observes the national opera standard of a No Late Seating Policy.
While we understand that traffic conditions, public transportation, or weather can have unexpected effects on your arrival at the Academy of Music and the Kimmel Center, we wish to minimize disruptions for our seated patrons and for our artists onstage. Latecomers will be asked to wait in the lobby until the earliest possible break in the performance, which in some cases may not be until the intermission. Should you arrive late, the Opera provides video monitors in the lobby where you may watch the performance until you are seated.