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Student Matinees


Free Student Matinees

Grades K - 12

Our Student Matinees offer students and teachers unique opportunities to attend professional and student performances on the Kimmel Center  Cultural Campus. Join us for an exciting day bringing students from across the city together for free matinees. 

Schools in need may be eligible for free bus transportation. 

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PHILADANCO performances are offered free for school groups on PHILADANCO Days. The Fall matinee is appropriate for grades 6th-12th.  The Spring matinee is reserved for 2nd-6th grade students.

Genesis; October 04 at 10:30 a.m.
Fast Forward; April 17 at 10:30 a.m.


Pennsylvania Ballet

Dress Rehearsal Matinee Series at the Academy of Music:



Opera Philadelphia

Student Dress Rehearsals at the Academy of Music:

Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges
Grades 5-9
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Company Premiere
Academy of Music

Verdi's Requiem
Grades 8-12
Thursday, January 30, 2020
7:00pm - 8:45pm
Academy of Music

Puccini's Madame Butterfly
Waitlist Only
Grades 7-12
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
2:00pm - 4:45pm
Academy of Music



The Philadelphia Orchestra

School Concerts in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center:

School Concerts (The Orchestra Rocks)
February 4, 2020 | 12:15PM
February 11, 2020 | 10:30AM and 12:15PM
February 18, 2020 | 10:30AM and 12:15PM
February 25, 2020 | 10:30AM


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