Theater Information

Pennsylvania Ballet performs in two different locations: the Academy of Music and the Merriam Theater at the University of the Arts. To ensure that everyone has the best possible experience when attending events at the Academy of Music and the Merriam Theater, we appreciate your cooperation in observing the guidelines outlined below.

ACADEMY OF MUSIC

240 South Broad Street
(Broad & Locust Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.893.1999

  • Open two hours prior to ballet performances. Tickets for performances may also be purchased at the Kimmel Center Box Office, Sunday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm.

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MERRIAM THEATER

250 South Broad Street
(Between Locust & Spruce Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.893.1999

  • Open two hours prior to ballet performances. Tickets for performances may also be purchased at the Kimmel Center Box Office, Sunday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm.

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Restaurants & Partners

Pennsylvania Ballet is proud to have several partners in the city of Philadelphia that may help make your trip to the ballet that much more memorable. Explore local restaurants, cultural landmarks, tourism institutions, places to stay, and more.

ACADEMY OF MUSIC
240 South Broad Street
(Broad & Locust Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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MERRIAM THEATER
250 South Broad Street
(Between Locust & Spruce Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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BELLINI GRILL
220 South 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-545-1191

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BISTRO ROMANO
120 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-925-8880

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THE CAPITAL GRILLE
1338 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-545-9588

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CAPRICCIO AT CAFÉ CRET
110 North 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-735-9797

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LOCUST RENDEZVOUS BAR & GRILL
1415 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-985-1163

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MORIARTY’S IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT
1116 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-627-7676

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THE PRIME RIB
1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-772-1701

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RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
1800 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-790-1515

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PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
118-128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.972.7600

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TEUSCHER CHOCOLATES OF SWITZERLAND
The Shops at the Bellevue
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.546.7600

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DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON
The Official Hotel of Pennsylvania Ballet
237 South Broad Street
215.893.1600

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HYATT AT THE BELLEVUE
200 South Broad Street
215.983.1234

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LOEWS PHILADELPHIA HOTEL
1200 Market Street
215.627.1200

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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MIDTOWN
1305 Walnut Street
215.735.9300

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Transportation

PARKING FACILITIES

Bellevue Parking Lot: northwest side of Broad & Locust Streets.

Doubletree Hotel: southwest corner of Broad & Locust Streets.

Park & Lock: on Spruce between 15th and 16th Streets on north side.

Central Parking System:
1327 Locust Street (at Juniper)
15th and Sansom Streets
219 S. Broad Street
1616 Chancellor Street
1816 Sansom Street

Kinney System: northeast side of Broad and Locust Streets.

Five Star: 1500 Spruce Street, Academy House garage.

Parkway Corporation: 1309 Locust Street.

Expect to spend between $12 − $25 for parking.

 

PUBLIC TRANSIT

Broad Street Subway: Take Broad Street subway and exit at the Walnut/Locust stop.

PATCO High Speed Line from New Jersey: Exit at the 15th and Locust Streets stop.

SEPTA Train: City Hall/Penn Center Suburban Station. Walk four blocks south on 15th to Locust Street and one block east to Broad Street.

Places to Stay

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON

The Official Hotel of Pennsylvania Ballet
237 South Broad Street
215.893.1600

Expect a warm welcome and outstanding service at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, a top choice in Philadelphia hotels. Located on the Avenue of the Arts and nine miles from Philadelphia International Airport, our comfortable hotel provides views of the Delaware River and downtown Philadelphia. Stay at this hotel and be near attractions such as the Pennsylvania Convention Center, City Hall, and the Liberty Bell. The business district, home to CIGNA and Sunoco, is just blocks away.

Be impressed by the stunning four-story glass atrium. The staff at our contemporary hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offers a signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie on arrival. Experience the best of Philadelphia hotels in a spacious DoubleTree guest room with high-speed internet access. Two-room suites offer twice the space of standard guest rooms, and Executive Floor rooms include complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres. Unwind in the complimentary fitness center, rooftop atrium pool and sundeck.

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HYATT AT THE BELLEVUE

200 South Broad Street
215.983.1234

Discover true grandeur, unrivaled style, and service at our iconic downtown Philadelphia hotel. Situated on the famous Avenue of the Arts, just one block from the Academy of Music and Merriam Theater, where the PA Ballet performs, Hyatt at The Bellevue blends old-world architecture with modern amenities. Stay fit at our nationally recognized 93,000 square foot adult Sporting Club.

Unwind in the city’s largest guestrooms with our lush amenities. Allow our Concierge to personally recommend and make arrangements at top restaurants, shows, and events. Dine at XIX (NINETEEN) on the top floor of our Philadelphia luxury hotel with great food, custom cocktails, and sweeping city views. The Bellevue building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers a unique shopping and dining experience. See why this elite Center City Philadelphia hotel has earned the Hyatt distinction.

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LOEWS PHILADELPHIA HOTEL

1200 Market Street
215.627.1200

Located in the historic and iconic PSFS building, the Loews Philadelphia Hotel is a historically modern four diamond hotel providing the business and leisure traveler a sophisticated and luxury experience. Featuring the most impressive views in the city, the Loews Philadelphia Hotel recently completed a full renovation to include the popular neighborhood restaurant, Bank & Bourbon. Walking distance from the Pennsylvania Ballet, Loews Hotel is located in the heart of Center City surrounded by thousands of restaurant options, historic landmarks, and a variety of shopping. Loews Philadelphia Hotel is currently offering a special rate to all Pennsylvania Ballet patrons, featuring 20% off the rate of the day. Visit HERE to book this rate directly online or call Loews Reservations at 1.888.575.6397 and request the “Pennsylvania Ballet Rate.”

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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

1305 Walnut Street
215.735.9300

Upon arriving at the Holiday Inn Express Midtown, you will find yourself immersed in the center of a vibrant city, rich in a mix of traditions and cultures, in addition to a collection of cultural, culinary, and recreational sites, that only a city with Philadelphia’s history can provide. Situated in the heart of Midtown Village, our hotel is located next to the Avenue of the Arts and near all local theaters.

Our hotel offers a complimentary deluxe breakfast bar, free wireless internet, and a self-parking garage adjacent to the hotel. Please request the Pennsylvania Ballet rate when making your reservations.

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Accessibility

Pennsylvania Ballet makes it a priority to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities. In order for us to best accommodate your request, please contact 215.893.1999 or 215.875.7633 TTY with your request within two weeks of your performance date.

SEATING

The Academy of Music and Merriam Theater have wheelchair and power-chair or scooter accessible locations where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs or transfer to theater seats. Patrons who cannot or do not wish to transfer from their seat to a theater seat should request Wheelchair-Accessible seating locations when ordering tickets. Wheelchair-accessible seats may be purchased online or by calling 215.893.1999 or 215.875.7633 TTY for location and availability. A limited number of seating locations near the stage have been reserved for the exclusive use of patrons with low vision or blindness. Please call 215.893.1999 or 215.875.7633 TTY for location and availability.

PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS (PCA)

For any guest with disabilities who requires a paid Personal Care Attendant (PCA), we will provide a PCA-Pass at no cost with a paid admission.  Any guests with disabilities who requires a PCA and wishes to purchase advance tickets should contact 215.893.1999 or 215.875.7633 TTY to request a PCA-Pass with the ticket.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES

Assistive listening devices are available for the Academy of Music and Merriam Theater on a first come, first served basis. Please inquire with House Management upon your arrival.

SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES

For more information on Pennsylvania Ballet’s sensory-friendly performances, click here.

SERVICE ANIMALS

Trained Service Animals are welcome in the Academy of Music and Merriam Theater. Typically, the space under each seat will accommodate a service animal during a performance. Please call 215.893.1999 or 215.875.7633 TTY for further information regarding service animals in our venues.

RESTROOMS

Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are available on the Canteen level of the Academy of Music. An elevator is available to access the Canteen level. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are available on the Mezzanine level of the Merriam Theater. An elevator is available to access the Mezzanine level.

ENTRANCES

The Academy of Music has a wheelchair-accessible entrance on the south side of the building, which allows for direct entry to the main lobby. A curb cut at the corner of Broad Street and Locust Street allows for access to the sidewalk leading to the accessible ramp on the south side of the building. The Merriam Theater is wheelchair accessible from the main entrance at 250 South Broad Street. A curb cut at the corner of Broad Street and Spruce Street or the corner of Broad Street and Locust Street allows for access to the sidewalk and main entrance.

FAQ

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 CHILD?

All persons entering the theater, including babies in arms, must have a ticket. Children under four years of age are not admitted to either theater for regular performances. Children under three are not permitted for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, please contact us at info@paballet.org.

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