A Timeless Treasure

The Academy of Music is Philadelphia’s cornerstone of the arts. As the oldest opera house in the United States still hosting performances, the Academy of Music stands as a testament to the city’s vibrant arts community. For over 160 years, talent from around the globe has graced the stage and enchanted audiences. From sound innovation to intricate architectural beauty, stepping inside of the Academy’s walls is an experience not to be missed when visiting the Avenue of the Arts.

 

The Academy of Music Theater, Philadelphia PA The Chandelier at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia PA Restoration
& Preservation
The Academy of Music, one of America’s most spectacular performing arts buildings, is a National Historic Landmark that has been in constant service to the Greater Philadelphia community for 163 years. The ongoing restoration of the Academy requires consistent stewardship and planned investments that keep it safe, comfortable, and beautiful for all. LEARN MORE
The Academy of Music Theater, Philadelphia PA The Chandelier at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia PA Living History The Academy of Music opened its doors in 1857, first for an inaugural ball on January 26th, and then on February 25th, entrancing a glittering crowd with Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Modeled after Milan’s famed La Scala, it is the oldest opera house in the United States still used for its original purpose. Since then the National Historic Landmark has hosted countless performances, significant historical events, and was the original home of The Philadelphia Orchestra. READ MORE
The Chandelier at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia PA The Academy of Music Theater, Philadelphia PA

About
the Academy
of Music

The Academy of Music first opened its doors in 1857 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. For more than 160 years the Academy has welcomed world class performances and world premieres such as Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony. After its inception in 1900, The Philadelphia Orchestra established its home residency at the Academy and under the baton of Leopold Stokowski the “Philadelphia Sound” was born.

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About
The Academy
of Music

The Academy of Music first opened its doors in 1857 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. For more than 160 years the Academy has welcomed world class performances and world premieres such as Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony. After its inception in 1900, The Philadelphia Orchestra established its home residency at the Academy and under the baton of Leopold Stokowski the “Philadelphia Sound” was born.

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the Academy
of Music

The Academy of Music Restoration Fund carries the sole responsibility of the ongoing preservation work that keeps the “Grand Old Lady of Locust Street” looking her best. Funding for this work relies exclusively on donations and attendance at the Anniversary Concert and Ball.

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Support
The Academy
of Music

The Academy of Music Restoration Fund carries the sole responsibility of the ongoing preservation work that keeps the “Grand Old Lady of Locust Street” looking her best. Funding for this work relies exclusively on donations and attendance at the Anniversary Concert and Ball.

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The Anniversary Concert and Ball

An enduring Philadelphia tradition, the Academy of Music’s Annual Anniversary Concert and Ball is not to be missed. This magical night features The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of the inimitable Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the stage of the orchestra’s original home followed by glittering party complete with an elegant dinner and dancing to top-name bands throughout the Bellevue Hotel. Funds raised benefit the ongoing preservation of the Academy of Music.

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The Anniversary Concert and Ball

An enduring Philadelphia tradition, the Academy of Music’s Annual Anniversary Concert and Ball is not to be missed. This magical night features The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of the inimitable Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the stage of the orchestra’s original home followed by glittering party complete with an elegant dinner and dancing to top-name bands throughout the Bellevue Hotel. Funds raised benefit the ongoing preservation of the Academy of Music.

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