Plan Your Visit

Opera Philadelphia's 2014-2015 Opera at the Academy series, featuring The Barber of Seville, Oscar, and Don Carlo, takes place at the historic Academy of Music, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Locust Streets, four blocks south of City Hall.

The Aurora Series for Chamber Opera at the Perelman, featuring Curtis Opera Theatre's Ariadne auf Naxos and Opera Philadelphia's production of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, takes place at the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located at Broad and Spruce Streets.

It is suggested that you arrive 30 minutes before the performance. Please be sure to leave ample time to account for weather, traffic conditions, and parking when traveling to the Academy of Music and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Out of respect for the artists and the patrons already seated, latecomers will be seated only during appropriate breaks in the performance or at the intermission.

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 performance, we wish to minimize disruptions for seated patrons and for artists onstage. Latecomers will be asked to wait in the lobby until intermission. Should you arrive late, the Opera provides video monitors in the lobby where you may watch the performance until you are seated.

Estimated Running Times

Worried about catching the last train or making a dinner reservation? Below are the estimated running times for 2014-2015 productions. Please remember that these are only estimates and that times may vary slightly.


The Barber of Seville 2 hours and 54 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission
Oscar 2 hours and 43 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission
Ariadne auf Naxos 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission
Don Carlo 3 hours and 7 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission
Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission