Academy of Music (Philadelphia)

  • academy of music
    the grand old lady of locust street
    2013 academy of music from south.jpg
    address240 s. broad street
    philadelphia, pennsylvania
    united states
    public transitsepta.svg walnut–locust:
      broad street line

    12th–13th & locust

    15th–16th & locust:
      patco speedline
    bus transport septa.svg septa bus: 4, 12, 27, 32
    ownerphiladelphia orchestra
    operatorphiladelphia orchestra
    typeopera house
    www.academyofmusic.org
    academy of music
    u.s. national register of historic places
    u.s. national historic landmark
    coordinates39°56′52.84″n 75°9′54.4″w / 39°56′52.84″n 75°9′54.4″w / 39.9480111; -75.165111
    built1855–57[1]
    architectnapoleon lebrun & gustavus runge
    architectural style66000674
    significant dates
    added to nrhpoctober 15, 1966[2]
    designated nhldecember 29, 1962[3]

    the academy of music, also known as american academy of music, is a concert hall and opera house located at 240 s. broad street in philadelphia, pennsylvania. its location is between locust and manning streets in the avenue of the arts area of center city.

    the hall was built in 1855–57 and is the oldest opera house in the united states that is still used for its original purpose.[4] known as the "grand old lady of locust street," the venue is the home of the pennsylvania ballet and opera philadelphia. it was also home to the philadelphia orchestra from its inception in 1900 until 2001, when the orchestra moved to the new kimmel center for the performing arts. the philadelphia orchestra still retains ownership of the academy.[5]

    the hall was designated a national historic landmark in 1962.[3][6]

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Academy of Music
The Grand Old Lady of Locust Street
2013 Academy of Music from south.jpg
Address240 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Public transitSEPTA.svg Walnut–Locust:

12th–13th & Locust

15th–16th & Locust: Bus transport SEPTA.svg SEPTA bus: 4, 12, 27, 32
OwnerPhiladelphia Orchestra
OperatorPhiladelphia Orchestra
TypeOpera house
www.academyofmusic.org
Academy of Music
Coordinates39°56′52.84″N 75°9′54.4″W / 39°56′52.84″N 75°9′54.4″W / 39.9480111; -75.165111
Built1855–57[1]
ArchitectNapoleon LeBrun & Gustavus Runge
Architectural style66000674
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1966[2]
Designated NHLDecember 29, 1962[3]

The Academy of Music, also known as American Academy of Music, is a concert hall and opera house located at 240 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its location is between Locust and Manning Streets in the Avenue of the Arts area of Center City.

The hall was built in 1855–57 and is the oldest opera house in the United States that is still used for its original purpose.[4] Known as the "Grand Old Lady of Locust Street," the venue is the home of the Pennsylvania Ballet and Opera Philadelphia. It was also home to the Philadelphia Orchestra from its inception in 1900 until 2001, when the orchestra moved to the new Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The Philadelphia Orchestra still retains ownership of the Academy.[5]

The hall was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962.[3][6]