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“Tight seating but a good old fashioned theater”
Review of Academy of Music

Academy of Music
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US$56,00*
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Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo
Ranked #57 of 481 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philly Pops.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bought 6 tickets to "Aladdin" in the 4th level Ampitheater. First time at the Academy. Show was great. Seats were OK - knew we were getting "obstructed view" reasonably priced seats and it was worth the savings. Other seats might have more room as we were cramped. Staff was friendly. Plenty of parking lots around the Academy that offer discounts with your show ticket. Not rushing back but different seats might be a difference

2  Thank Ken W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my grandchildren here to see Aladdin. It is a beautiful building and a wonderful place to see a show. There are very little in way of snacks available for children so bring that bag of fishies to keep the little ones occupied while waiting for the show to start.

Thank Vicky C
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The Academy is the most intimate and gorgeous venue south of New York City, the acoustics are amazing compared to The Beacon in New York City its a great way to start a date, or to continue your romance, afterwords check out the local dining scene. I have been here many times over the years.

1  Thank chuckees1
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a long production, but well worth the experience. The musicality, the staging, the sets, the lighting, and the orchestra were first class, refined and beautiful. The cast earned a standing ovation from the audience and numerous shouts of "Bravo!" The academy saw its first performance of Bizet's Carmen in 1878.
Be forewarned about the seating. People must have been smaller in the late 1800's. The biggest complaints were about the tightness of the rows, no leg room for tall people, and the the backs of the seats. Personally the dilemma was who has the right to the shared arm rest? I wound up keeping both hands in my lap.

Thank ricky2246
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The wife and I don't frequent Philly often deferring to NYC most times, but we had an opportunity to see Jerry Seinfeld and decided to give it a go.There is plenty of parking (paid of course) as well as numerous restaurants in the area. The venue itself is very classic and old school but very elegant. Reminded me of some of the old European opera houses. We had a box seat right off the stage, but there did not appear to be a bad seat in the house. Very nice experience.

Thank Jerry R
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