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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia.

The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels. All concerts at this venue are reserved seating.  To view a seating chart of the hall, please click here.


Located in Center City, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is accessible by SEPTA subway, bus, and trolley lines.

Avenue of the Arts Garage

15th and Spruce Streets
North-west corner of Spruce Street
Just past the Fox and Hound Bar and Grill

$19 [reg. $24]: Come to the PCMS Box Office Table and request a "Validation or Chaser Ticket". Following the concert you will need to visit one of the pay stations located in the garage lobby. In the Avenue of the Arts Garage there are three pay stations located in the lobby at the 15th Street entrance.

Central Parking

Enter on Broad Street between Locust and Walnut Streets

$12 [reg. $14] after 5 pm: You need to show your PCMS ticket stub after the concert to get the discount.

Latimer Garage

1510 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

$11 Mon-Fri (after 5 pm) and Sun: This indoor lot is located on the south side of Latimer Street, a narrow block between Locust and Spruce Streets. Turn right on Latimer from 15th Street.

Park America

417 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

$10 M-Th, $16 Fri-Sat, $12 Sun: This is a small outdoor lot that you pay when entering. Located across the street from Symphony House. Rates valid after 5 pm.

Symphony House Parking

440 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

$18 M-Fri, $10 Sat-Sun: This parking lot is located in Symphony House - entrance is on Broad Street right after Pine Street.


Corner of Pine and Hicks between 15th and 16th Streets

$12 Sun-Wed, $15 Thu-Sat, $10 Sun: This small outdoor lot is located on the north side of Pine Street.

Abe Fisher

Helming the kitchen at Abe Fisher, Chef Yehuda Sichel executes a menu that pulls together centuries-old flavors that range from Budapest to Montreal to Brooklyn, creating a meal and an atmosphere that both modernizes and elevates the long-familiar classics of Jewish soul food. For more information on Abe Fisher, click here.


Monday – Thursday: 5:00 – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday, 5:00 – 11:00pm
Sunday, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

1623 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Aqimero offers a special three-course “Night on the Avenue” dinner menu for PCMS concertgoers. Located on the Avenue of the Arts in the Ritz-Carlton, guests can show their program ticket to enjoy a variety of dishes from the restaurant’s popular wood-burning grill for just $35 per person.

Guests can also experience an encore by returning to Aqimero for a nightcap and presenting their ticket stubs for 10% off their bill.

For more information on Aqimero, please click here.



Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm


Sunday – Thursday : 5:00 – 10:00pm

Friday – Saturday: 5:00 – 11:00pm

10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102


Estia philadelphia

Estia, an upscale Greek restaurant, specializes in whole grilled fish, served by the pound. Guests are able to choose their own fresh fish from the restaurant’s expansive displays and watch chefs cook it over a charcoal grill in the open kitchen. For more information click here.



Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm


Sunday – Thursday: 5:00 – 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00 – 11:30pm

1405-07 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Jose Pistola's

jose phila

Casual Mexican dinning. Perfect for a quick meal before and drink after any concert.

For more information click here.


Daily: 11:30am – 2:00am

263 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Oyster House

oyster house philadelphia

Oyster House is an East Coast-style seafood restaurant and raw bar, serving the city’s most extensive selection of oysters on the half shell. Their ever-changing list is focused on local varieties from the mid-Atlantic up to New England and Canada. For more information click here.


Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 11:00pm

Closed Sunday

1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102


A Vegetable Restaurant by James Beard nominated Chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, Vedge offers an exciting dining experience in Center City’s historic Tiger Building, serving dinner 7 nights a week. For more information on Vedge, click here.


Sunday – Thursday, 5 – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday, 5 – 11 pm

1221 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

La Viola


La Viola Bistro is a family-owned Italian BYOB restaurant serving Abruzzi-inspired fare in an enjoyable atmosphere. Just across the street from the Bistro, sister location La Viola Ovest offers an extended menu, private event space and an outdoor garden. For more information click here.



Tuesday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm


Tuesday – Thursday: 5:00 – 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00 – 11:00pm

Sunday: 4:00 – 10:00pm

Closed Monday

253 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Carolin Widmann, violin, and Gloria Chien, piano

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 30, No. 1
Stravinsky: Divertimento
J. Widmann: Paraphrase über Mendelssohns Hochzeitsmarsch [Phila. Premiere]
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata in F Minor, Op. 80

Hagen Quartet

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Schubert: Quartet in A Minor, D. 804, Rosamunde
Webern: Five Movements for Quartet, Op. 5
Beethoven: Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Dénes Várjon, piano

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 101
Brahms: Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118
Kurtág: Játékok [Selection]
Schumann: Études symphoniques, Op. 13

Gautier Capuçon, cello and Yuja Wang, piano

Date: Monday, April 8, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65
Chopin: Polonaise Brilliante in C Major, Op. 3
Franck: Cello Sonata in A Major

The Romeros

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:30 PM

de Falla: Miller’s Dance from el sombrero de tres picos
de Falla: Danza española No. 1 from La vida breve
Albéniz: Granada
Turrina: Fantasía sevillana
Boccherini: Introduction and Fandango [Arr.]
Bizet: Carmen suite
Villa Lobos: Preludios No. 1 and No. 3
Plus works by Granados, Barrios, and the Romeros

Richard Goode

Richard Goode, piano

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Haydn: Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6
Mozart: Selection of March, Courante, Minuet, and Gigue
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, Moonlight
Janáček: In the Mists
Chopin: Impromptu in G-flat Major, Op. 51
Chopin: Four Mazurkas TBA
Chopin: Fantasy in F Minor, Op. 49

Quatuor Ebène

Date: Monday, May 6, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Fauré: Quartet in E Minor, Op. 121
Beethoven: Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Musicians from Marlboro III

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 7:30 PM

YooJin Jang, violin; Joseph Lin, violin/viola; Kei Tojo, viola; Sarah Rommel, cello; Gabriele Carcano, piano

Schubert: String Quartet in C Minor, D. 703, Quartettsatz
Bartók: String Quartet No. 5
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25

Israeli Chamber Project

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Tibi Cziger, clarinet; Itamar Zorman & Yehonatan Berick, violins; Mark Holloway, viola; Michal Korman, cello; Assaff Weisman, piano

Jewish Voices
Herrmann: Souvenirs de voyage
Ran: Private Game
Copland: Sextet for Clarinet, String Quartet, and Piano
Goldmark: Piano Quintet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 54

Brentano Quartet w/ Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Mozart: Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 428
Mozart: String Quintet in C Minor, K. 406
Ravel: Quartet in F Major

Christian Tetzlaff, violin and Lars Vogt, piano

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 30, No. 1
Shostakovich: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 134
Kurtág: Tre Pezzi, Op. 14e
Franck: Violin Sonata in A Major

Musicians from Marlboro I

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Frank Rosenwein, oboe; Robyn Bollinger, David McCarroll, Stephen Tavani, & Itamar Zorman, violins; Hélène Clément & Maiya Papach, violas; Marcy Rosen, cello

Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
Dean: String Quartet No. 2, And once I played Ophelia
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1

Dover Quartet and Escher Quartet

Date: Friday, November 1, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Britten: Quartet in D Major, Op. 25
Kreisler: Quartet in A Minor
Enescu: String Octet, Op. 7

JACK Quartet w/ Colin Currie, percussion

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Farrin: Hypersea  Philadelphia Premiere
Wallin: Realismos mágicos
Holt: Quadriga  Philadelphia Premiere
Sorey: Everything Changes, Nothing Changes  Philadelphia Premiere
Martland: Starry Night

Orion Quartet w/ Kim Kashkashian, viola and Marcy Rosen, cello

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 3:00 pm

Haydn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, Joke
Mozart: Quartet in C Major, K. 465, Dissonance
Dvořák: String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello and Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Beethoven: Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66
Lutosławski: Grave
Barber: Cello Sonata, Op. 6
Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19

New Voices: Paris of the Belle Époque

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Joélle Harvey, soprano; J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone; Jasper Quartet; Tony Flynt, double bass; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano

N. BoulangerVersailles
Hahn: Songs [Sel.]
BacriDe La Douceur World Premiere/PCMS Commission
DebussyAriettes oubliées
N. Boulanger: Songs [Sel.]
FauréLa bonne chanson

Lost Voices: The War to End All Wars

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 7:30 pm

J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano

N. BoulangerSoir d’hiver
DebussyNoël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons
GranadosTonadillas al estilo antiguo [Sel.]
Wallen: Work TBA World Premiere/PCMS Commission
Gurney: Songs [Sel.]
L. BoulangerClairières dans le ciel
Readings of poetry by Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, E.E. Cummings, Rupert Brooke, and other WWI poets.

Found Voices: The New European Map

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Sarah Shafer, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Douglas Williams, bass-baritone; Choir TBA; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano

BartókElindultam szép hazámbul, BB. 42, No. 1
PaderewskiSix Songs, Op. 18
Bittová: Work TBA World Premiere/PCMS Commission
Kaprálová: Songs [Sel.]
Kodály: Hungarian Folksongs [Sel.]
JanáčekThe Diary of One Who Disappeared

Our Voices: The Rise of the American Voice

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Sarah Shafer, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Douglas Williams, bass-baritone; Brooklyn Rider; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano

N. BoulangerÉcoutez la chanson bien douce
ThomsonMostly About Love
Swanson: Songs [Sel.]
CarterThree Poems of Robert Frost
CoplandTwelve Poems of Emily Dickinson [Sel.]
Bonds3 Dream Portraits
LéonOh Yemanja – Mother’s Prayer
ShawCant voi l’aube
Muhly: Work TBA World Premiere/PCMS Commission