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Rush Tickets at the Philadelphia Academy of Music

Updated: September 27, 2021
 By Jenn H

Visit the Philadelphia Academy of Music, which is the only surviving European-style opera house in America. Today, it is the home of the Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Ballet; and for the past century, it was home to the Philadelphia Orchestra.

The building dates from 1857 and has a modest exterior; the builders ran out of money and couldn't put marble facing on the brick, as they had intended. But the interior is elaborate, based on Milan's La Scala, it has lavish carvings, murals on the ceiling, and a huge Victorian crystal chandelier.

Known as "The Grand Old Lady of Broad Street", located at 240 S. Broad Street between Locust and Manning Streets in the Avenue of the Arts area of Center City.


(discounted tickets sold shortly before the event in order to sell remaining seats. Not guaranteed, but you can get great seats for an even better deal!)

Information on rush tickets at the Philadelphia Academy of Music are not provided in advance. Rush tickets go on sale at the box office two hours prior to curtain. The Philadelphia Orchestra, who owns the Academy of Music, do offer rush tickets but they don't perform in the building any longer.

The Philadelphia Orchestra makes a limited number of PECO Power Hour seats available for $10.00 at the Kimmel Center Box Office between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM the day of most subscription concert (11:30 AM– 12:30 PM for 2:00 PM performances). The seating will be throughout the hall and is subject to availability. Please note that the number of available tickets varies by performance and there is a limit of one ticket per person for each purchase.

Visit Community Rush for an updated weekly listing of available shows.


If you're travelling to Philadelphia as part of a group, take advantage of great group rates. For more information click here or call 215.893.3121.

About The Author

Jenn H

Jenn is a born Jersey girl that grew up “across the Ben” but has Philly in her heart and history in her blood. She went to Washington & Jefferson College in the Pittsburgh area. Yes her college mascots were two guys in white wigs! Jenn came back to Philly to get her M.A. in Museum Studies. Happily worked at the city history museum but came outside for some fresh air as a tour guide. Jenn has been part of the FTBF team since March 2011.
Updated: September 27th, 2021
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