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Merriam Theatre

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The Merriam Theater stands as a monument to Philadelphia's active performing arts culture. Centrally located on the Avenue of the Arts, the Merriam functions as the hub of the College of Performing Arts' School of Music.

About Merriam Theatre

The Merriam Theater opened on August 26, 1918 as the Sam S. Shubert theater.  In the early years, Gershwin musicals and Al Jolson reviews graced the stage.  John Barrymore played hamlet in the ‘20s and Burlesque was featured in the ‘30s.  Other performances have included Helen Hayes, Katherine Hepburn, Sammy Davis Jr., Angela Lansbury and Sir Lawrence Olivier.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Transportation & Parking

The entrance to the Kimmel Center Parking Garage is located just south of the Broad Street entrance to the building and can be accessed only by cars traveling south on Broad Street. Pre-paid parking is available most weekends and weekday evenings. Pre-paid parking is not available on all performance dates.
    Broad Street
    Regional Rail
    15-16th & Locust Street