Perelman Theater

The Perelman Theater is one of the two major venues in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and is home to the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and American Theater Arts for Youth, as well as chamber concerts by The Philadelphia Orchestra. 

The 650-seat theater has a unique 75-foot-diameter turntable stage that transforms the Perelman from an intimate recital hall with outstanding acoustics to a proscenium theater. The Kimmel Center began to take shape in 1996 when two projects came together: The Philadelphia Orchestra's ongoing plan to build a new home for itself, and a plan of then-Mayor Edward G. Rendell to provide a much-needed venue for some of Philadelphia's most prominent performing arts companies and for touring presentations. With the generous consent of the Orchestra, which had acquired a property at Broad and Spruce Streets, the two plans were merged under the supervision and management of a new organization, the Regional Performing Arts Center (RPAC).

Groundbreaking for the Kimmel Center took place on November 12, 1998 and the Center had its official opening on December 16, 2001. Today, Kimmel Center, Inc. facilities host eight resident companies: Verizon Hall is home to The Philadelphia Orchestra and to Peter Nero and the Philly Pops®. Perelman Theater is home to PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and American Theater Arts for Youth. The Academy of Music is home to Opera Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Ballet.



First Balcony

Second Balcony



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