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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

$25 [reg. $30]: 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

$13 Mon-Fri (after 5 pm) and $15 on 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

251 South 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

$12 with ticket stub (Reg: $20)

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
Sphinx Virtuosi

Sphinx Virtuosi

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Land of the Free
Joplin: Overture from Treemonisha (Arr. by Montgomery & Norpoth)
Perkinson: Sinfonietta No. 1
Barber: Adagio
FoleyEv'ry Voice
MontgomeryBanner! [Philadelphia Premiere]
GolijovLast Round
Dvořák: Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, American [Mvmt IV]

Christian Zacharias

Christian Zacharias, piano

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Haydn: Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:48
Beethoven: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Haydn: Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:49
Beethoven: 12 Variations from Das Waldmädchen, WoO 71
Haydn: Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:51
Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 7

Brentano Quartet

Brentano Quartet

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Mendelssohn: Tema con Variazioni: Andante sostenuto, Op. 81, No. 1
Mendelssohn: Scherzo: Allegro Leggiero, Op. 81, No. 2
Schumann: Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Brahms: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

Catalyst Quartet

Catalyst Quartet and Harlem Quartet

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Bunch: Octet TBA  World Premiere/PCMS Commission
Perkinson: Quartet No. 1
Fanny Mendelssohn: Quartet in E-flat Major
Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Ibragimova & Tiberghien

Alina Ibragimova, violin and Cédric Tiberghien, piano

Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Stravinsky: Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano
Poulenc: Violin Sonata
Debussy: Violin Sonata in G Minor
Franck: Violin Sonata in A Major

Elias Quartet

Elias Quartet

Date: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Haydn: Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5
Britten: Quartet No. 3, Op. 94
Beethoven: Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2

Cuarteto Casals

Cuarteto Casals

Date: Friday, November 6, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Mozart: Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 589
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 11, Op. 122
Mendelssohn: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80

Rafal Blechacz

Rafał Blechacz, piano

Date: Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Bach: Partita in C Minor, BWV 826
Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1
Beethoven: 32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80
Franck: Prelude, Fugue, and Variations in B Minor, Op. 18
Chopin: Sonata in B Minor, Op. 58

Miriam Fried & Jonathan Biss

Miriam Fried, violin and Jonathan Biss, piano

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Mozart: Violin Sonata in C Major, K. 303
Debussy: Violin Sonata
Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 2
Janáček: Violin Sonata
Mozart: Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 526

Shai Wosner

Shai Wosner, piano

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Variations on a Theme by FDR
Beethoven: 33 Variations On a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120
Philadelphia Premieres/PCMS Co-Commissions by Bermel, Iyer, Cheung, Lu, and Harbison

Aizuri Quartet

Aizuri Quartet w/ Marcy Rosen, cello

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Song Emerging
Kurtág: Officium Breve in memoriam A. Szervánsky, Op. 28
Aizuri Song Book: Selections TBA
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Parker Quartet

Parker Quartet; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Efe Baltacıgil, cello

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Strauss: Capriccio for String Sextet
Brahms: Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4


BalletX; Calidore Quartet; Zlatomir Fung, cello

Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 7:30 pm

Schubert: Quartettsatz, D. 703
Increasing set to Schubert: Quintet in C Major, D. 956 (1st Mvmt)
Clyne: New Work TBA [Philadelphia Premiere]
Credo set to Puts: Credo

Note: BalletX, the Calidore Quartet, and Zlatomir Fung will perform this same program on Sunday, January 10 at 3 pm. Click here for tickets to that performance.


BalletX; Calidore Quartet; Zlatomir Fung, cello

Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021 - 3:00 PM

Schubert: Quartettsatz, D. 703
Increasing set to Schubert: Quintet in C Major, D. 956 (1st Mvmt)
Clyne: New Work TBA [Philadelphia Premiere]
Credo set to Puts: Credo

Note: BalletX, the Calidore Quartet, and Zlatomir Fung will perform this same program on Saturday, January 9 at 7:30 pm. Click here for tickets to that performance.

Curtis Chamber Orchestra

Curtis Chamber Orchestra; Pamela Frank, violin; Tabea Zimmermann, viola

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 7:30 PM

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364
Britten: Lachrymae, Op. 48a
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48

Dover Quartet

Dover Quartet w/ Bridget Kibbey, harp

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:30 PM

Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Bach: Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031
Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 [Sel.]
Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056
Bach: Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1020
Bach: Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Contrapunctus 1-4
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto in G Major, BWV 1048

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet w/ Sam Green, narrator

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 7:30 PM

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini team up with Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet for a wildly creative multimedia performance piece that blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with prominent artists. Together on stage, Green and Kronos interact with the stirring cinematic imagery on screen to craft a vital record and exploration of late 20th- and early 21st-century music. As Green tells the story of the quartet, Kronos revisits its extensive body of work, performing music by George Crumb, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and many others.

Daedalus Quartet

Daedalus Quartet w/ Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 7:30 PM

Janáček: Quartet No. 1
Weesner: Eight Lost Songs… Philadelphia Premiere
Dvořák: Quartet in G Major, Op. 106

Richard Goode

Richard Goode, piano

Date: Friday, February 5, 2021 - 7:30 PM

Bach: Partita in A Minor, BWV 827
Mozart: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, K. 282
Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 [Sel.]
Debussy: Préludes, Book I

Fleur Barron & Eric Owens

Fleur Barron, mezzo-soprano; Eric Owens, bass-baritone; Julius Drake, piano

Date: Friday, February 12, 2021 - 7:30 PM

Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98
Mahler: Kindertotenlieder
Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn