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  • Shen Yun Performing Arts

    Until Feb 26, 2017

  • Paw Patrol

    Mar 3 - 5, 2017

  • Drumline Live!

    Mar 9 - 10, 2017

  • Pennsylvania Ballet - Romance

    Apr 8 - 9, 2017

  • Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight

    May 4, 2017

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Shen Yun Performing Arts

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Until February 26, 2017

A glorious celebration of five thousand years of Chinese culture, Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music, integrating technique and influence from both East and West. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from an ancient feudal period of time.

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Paw Patrol

March 3 - 5, 2017

Forget Thunderbirds! Every child knows that if you're in need of rescue, you call Paw Patrol. The hugely successful Nickelodeon show follows the adventures of a group of brave canines, led by German Shepard Chase and tech-savvy 10-year-old Ryder, who make it their mission to help anyone in need. In 2016 Paw Patrol is headed out on its first ever live action stage tour! Expect to see all your favorite characters brought to life with the help of great costumes, video projections and upbeat music taken from the programme.

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Drumline Live!

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March 9 - 10, 2017

DrumLine Live is an international tour based on the Historically Black College and University marching band tradition. The touring version is brought to you by the creative team behind the hit 2002 movie, which starred Nick Cannon, and the new VH1 series Drumline: A New Beat.

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Pennsylvania Ballet - Romance

April 8 - 9, 2017

Pennsylvania Ballet presents works from Nacho Durato and choreographic legend George Balanchine, alongside an exciting new premiere from Nicolo Fonte in a daring and expressive triple bill wrapped up in passion and romance.

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Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight

May 4, 2017

Hal Holbrook Mark Twain Tonight! continues to enthrall audiences, with Holbrook performing 20-25 shows a year. By Holbrook's estimation, he has now performed the show well over 2,000 times since 1954, and this year turns a very distinguished 90 years old - not that it would stop him! Just as Mark Twain brought his wit and humor to far-flung places a half-century before, Holbrook-as-Twain has also performed around the world, from Saudi Arabia and Warsaw, to Edinburgh and New Delhi.

Merriam Theater

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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Year opened: 1918
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar

The Theatre was built by the Shubert Organization in 1918, formerly known as the Sam S. Shubert Theatre, and continuously hosts touring Broadway shows. It is located within the Avenue of the Arts cultural district of Center City, Philadelphia. It was re-named the Merriam Theater, and in 1972 the theater came under the ownership of the Academy of Music, and is currently owned by the University of the Arts. It is also associated with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

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Estia - Philadelphia
0.05 mi away at 1405 Locust Street

Perch Pub
0.07 mi away at 1345 Locust Street

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Patriot Parking
0.14 mi away at 220 S. Sydenham St.

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0.16 mi away at 1305 Walnut St.

The Convention Center Parking Facility - Self Park
0.46 mi away at 1324 Arch St.

Love Park Garage
0.48 mi away at 1590 Arch St.

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