Soloist Barette Vance Widell | Photo: Alexander Iziliaev


Frequently asked questions:

  • Where is the Academy of Music located?

    240 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Where is the Merriam Theater located?

    250 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Do the Academy of Music and Merriam Theater have elevators?

    The Academy of Music has two patron elevators located on the parquet level. The Merriam Theater has one elevator located in the lobby of the main level.

  • What are the box office hours?

    Academy of Music Box Office and Merriam Theater Box Office open two hours prior to ballet performances. Tickets for Academy and Merriam performances may also be purchased at the Kimmel Center Box Office Sunday through Saturday 10 am - 6 pm.

  • What do I wear to the ballet?

    There is no specific dress code for ballet performances. Some patrons prefer to dress in business attire while others prefer casual clothing. Formal attire is not generally worn. We would like all of our patrons to feel comfortable and enjoy the performance.

  • Can I bring my children?

    Children under four years old are not admitted to either theater for regular performances. Children under three are not permitted for George Balanchine's The Nutcrackerâ„¢. All children must have a ticket and cannot sit on a parent's lap.