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.
We invite you to linger on our site, explore the intricacies of this fascinating cultural treasure, and learn how you can help ensure the longevity of this beloved National Historic Landmark.
Academy of Music 160th Anniversary Concert and Ball
Join us for Philadelphia’s most talked-about, glamorous, (and fun!) event of the season and help raise money to preserve the Academy of Music for future generations.
Did You Know?
The Academy of Music was built in 1855-57 and is the oldest opera house
in the United States that is still used for its original purpose
Along with the Anniversary Concert and Ball, The Restoration and Preservation
Fund Annual Giving Campaign is a significant fundraising effort for 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.
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.