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Academy of Music

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Address: 232 S Broad St # 46, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3816
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We saw The Mel Brooks show

The Academy of Music is such a beautiful building, and you're almost always guaranteed a great show there. It has beautiful ambiance and grandeur about it. We saw the Mel Brooks... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janice P
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Academy of Music is such a beautiful building, and you're almost always guaranteed a great show there. It has beautiful ambiance and grandeur about it. We saw the Mel Brooks show there and it was great!

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Duryea, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I attended a performance of The Marriage of Figaro here. This is an opulent venue. Crystal chandeliers and gilded decorative elements abound. We were seated in the balcony and had a clear view. The seats were comfortable and arranged so that the head of the person in front of you does not block your view. However. there... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Academy of Music is a gracious, classic theater from days gone past. We've seen many great shows here and the venue is half the experience. The seats are comfortable as theaters go. The line at the womens room is typically long... as theaters go. There are a variety of nearby hotels if needed and a good collection of near by... More 

Thank clherrick
Ocean City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Saw the show Cabaret at the Academy. Half empty. Good seats up high. Just love this place. Inside and out this place is a classic. Great acoustics and sight lines. Great helpful staff and good snacks at intermission. The chandelier is worth the trip. You will love this venue.

Thank Stewart C
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

I went on a high school choir trip to see "The King and I". It was okay, but there's really no food choices except candy, a surplus amount of alcohol, and a couple choices of soda, and outside food and drink are prohibited. Upon arrival, we were instructed to throw our outside drinks that we just purchased in the garbage... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

My daughter and I went to see the King and I for her birthday. The show was wonderful. Beautiful singing and very good acting. We sat in the lower level and it was definitely tight seating and hard to see if you're not tall. She had seen a show last year and sat in the upper level and liked it... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Saw the Bodyguard from way up- sound was fantastic, but could barely make out the performers, being so far up. THe show was terrific

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Saw the current stage production of the Bodyguard. Went in not expecting the very best; walked out in total awe. Fantastic performance. The entire audience was on their feet cheering. AWESOME! If you can get tickets, do it!

Thank Ron J
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Choose any opera and set your course for an experience without parallel. Peerless talent and worldly charm from historic Philadelphia. No need to just go to NYC when the Academy can instill your senses with a Renaissance experience. Parking within a 3 minute walk us $30 or dine or grab drinks at the Ritz and valet.

Thank Kate C
West Nyack, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The theater is ornate, gilded and a great place to see and hear a show. Acoustics are great, and the place is just beautiful. Worth looking at even if you aren't going to a show.

Thank Brett G

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