A Legendary Treasure

Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, owned by The Philadelphia Orchestra Association, is one of the most treasured and legendary theaters in the world. Over 150 years old, the stunning and opulent “Grand Old Lady of Locust Street” is truly a grand dame, fascinating and elegant, full of history and mystery. She has yet to give up all her secrets.

 

About
the Academy
of Music

The Academy of Music opened its doors in 1857, first for an inaugural ball in January and then, on February 25th, entrancing a glittering crowd with Verdi’s Il trovatore. It is the oldest opera house in the United States still used for its original purpose…but it’s so much more!

OUR HISTORY
 

About
The Academy
of Music

The Academy of Music opened its doors in 1857, first for an inaugural ball in January and then, on February 25th, entrancing a glittering crowd with Verdi’s Il trovatore. It is the oldest opera house in the United States still used for its original purpose…but it’s so much more!

OUR HISTORY
 

Support
the Academy
of Music

The Academy of Music is in almost constant use and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Academy of Music Restoration Fund raises all revenue that supports the ongoing conservation efforts needed to ensure the Academy’s survival. Even small donations will help preserve this cultural landmark.

LEARN MORE & DONATE

Support
The Academy
of Music

The Academy of Music is in almost constant use and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Academy of Music Restoration Fund raises all revenue that supports the ongoing conservation efforts needed to ensure the Academy’s survival. Even small donations will help preserve this cultural landmark.

LEARN MORE & DONATE
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The Concert
& Ball

Join us for Philadelphia’s most fabulous party of the year—a spectacular white-tie ball with star-studded performances, dining, and dancing, all supporting an iconic historic landmark.

EVENT DETAILS / BUY TICKETS
 

The Concert
& Ball

Join us for Philadelphia’s most fabulous party of the year—a spectacular white-tie ball with star-studded performances, dining, and dancing, all supporting an iconic historic landmark.

EVENT DETAILS / BUY TICKETS