Academy of Music Events

The Academy of Music schedule features a range of events, from Tony-award-winning touring Broadway shows like Frozen, Madame Butterfly, and Hamilton to the ever-popular Christmas Nutcracker shows. There are also many special events, such as comedy, rock, and speaking, with the Philadelphia Orchestra returning to play regularly.

Latest schedule of events for the Academy of Music. View listings and purchase tickets for the upcoming events.

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April 2024

Apr

26

Opera Philadelphia: Madame Butterfly

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Apr

28

Opera Philadelphia: Madame Butterfly

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May 2024

May

03

Opera Philadelphia: Madame Butterfly

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May

05

Opera Philadelphia: Madame Butterfly

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May

09

The Dream

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May

10

The Dream

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May

11

The Dream

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May

11

Philadelphia Ballet: The Dream & George Balanchine's Prodigal Son

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May

12

The Dream

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June 2024

Jun

09

Rhett and Link

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Jun

21

Ben Platt

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July 2024

Jul

08

Funny Girl

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Jul

16

Funny Girl

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Jul

17

Funny Girl

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Jul

18

Funny Girl

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Jul

19

Funny Girl

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Jul

20

Funny Girl

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Jul

21

Funny Girl

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Jul

23

Funny Girl

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Jul

24

Funny Girl

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Jul

25

Funny Girl

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Jul

26

Funny Girl

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Jul

27

Funny Girl

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Jul

28

Funny Girl

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August 2024

Aug

06

Mamma Mia!

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Aug

07

Mamma Mia!

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Aug

08

Mamma Mia!

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Aug

09

Mamma Mia!

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Aug

10

Mamma Mia!

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Aug

11

Mamma Mia!

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Aug

27

Les Miserables

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Aug

29

Les Miserables

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Aug

30

Les Miserables

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Aug

31

Les Miserables

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September 2024

Sep

01

Les Miserables

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Sep

06

Les Miserables

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Sep

07

Les Miserables

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Sep

08

Les Miserables

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October 2024

Oct

01

The Book Of Mormon

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Oct

02

The Book Of Mormon

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Oct

03

The Book Of Mormon

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Oct

04

The Book Of Mormon

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Oct

05

The Book Of Mormon

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Oct

06

The Book Of Mormon

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Oct

09

Ina Garten

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Oct

11

Mike Birbiglia

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Oct

29

Hamilton

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Oct

30

Hamilton

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Oct

31

Hamilton

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November 2024

Nov

01

Hamilton

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Nov

02

Hamilton

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Nov

03

Hamilton

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Nov

06

Hamilton

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Nov

07

Hamilton

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Nov

08

Hamilton

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Nov

09

Hamilton

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Nov

10

Hamilton

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Nov

12

Hamilton

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Nov

13

Hamilton

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Nov

14

Hamilton

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Nov

15

Hamilton

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Nov

16

Hamilton

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Nov

17

Hamilton

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Nov

19

Hamilton

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Nov

20

Hamilton

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Nov

21

Hamilton

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Nov

22

Hamilton

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Nov

23

Hamilton

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December 2024

Dec

06

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

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Dec

07

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

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Dec

08

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

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January 2025

Jan

08

MJ - The Musical

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Jan

09

MJ - The Musical

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Jan

10

MJ - The Musical

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Jan

11

MJ - The Musical

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Jan

12

MJ - The Musical

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Jan

14

MJ - The Musical

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Jan

15

MJ - The Musical

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What to expect at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia

The dress code at a typical Academy of Music event is informal. Although formal attire is usually optional, some people show up well-dressed to certain events. In general, doors open around one hour prior to the start of an event. The venue recommends that guests arrive as early as possible, allowing time to pass through security, make any purchases, and find assigned seats.

Among the resident companies, Philadelphia Ballet (formerly known as Pennsylvania Ballet) appears several times per year in captivating productions.

Acoustics and decor

The relatively plain exterior allowed the architects to concentrate on a lavish interior. Ornate columns prop up the balconies, while the stunning crystal chandelier dominates the attention of the entire theater. The ceiling features intricate paintings that complement the recessed tiered balconies to give an authentic and classical theater feel.

Conductors and singers have varied opinions on the quality of the theater’s sound. Fritz Reiner commented that the Academy’s sound was like that of an Italian opera house, with a “dry” quality coming from the open spaces above the stage and built-in sound absorption. Of course, many modern theater events use electrical amplification, although opera, ballet, and classical events still rely on natural acoustics.

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