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Merriam Theater

250 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-5022
+1 215-732-5446
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Excellent Show but Cramped a bit.

Saw Dirty Dancing with my wife at the Merriam Theater. Been there before because of the excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Beautiful....but the seats

This is a beautiful theater! Only complaint, the seats are very close together & not very... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Susan B
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250 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-5022
+1 215-732-5446
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Dirty Dancing with my wife at the Merriam Theater. Been there before because of the excellent acoustics and intimate atmosphere. Great sound for concerts. This was no different as the play was very good and entertaining. We had good seats, 4th row balcony and...More

Thank RicRei
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is a beautiful theater! Only complaint, the seats are very close together & not very comfortable.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Took our granddaughter to a Saturday matinee performance of Shen Yun which she loved! The theater was easy to access and is a beautiful old building with great architectural details that definitely give you the feeling of days gone by. Only complaint is that the...More

Thank Staecy A
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Saw Shen Yun. Though we were in upper level, could see quite well. But had to walk down steps, and there were no rails. My ambulation is a bit shaky right now, and I was more than a little nervous walking down without having anything...More

Thank 1nails
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The Merriam Theater located at the Academy of Music, Kimmel Center is way past it's prime. The seats are close together with practically no leg room. The "hike," to the basement for the restrooms is not to to be taken lightly. Once you go down...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The theatre is pretty nice and intimate. We really enjoyed the Shen Yun performance there. However, both by wife and I were unhappy with the uncomfortable seats in the orchestra area. Perhaps the cushions are worn through after many years of accommodating patrons.

Thank bahiadreaming
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We liked the atmosphere. The seats are very small and not much leg room. The bathrooms on the balcony floor are the tiniest I have ever seen.

Thank Eirini D
Reviewed 26 February 2017

SAT night show of Shen Yun, beautiful Chinese production. Theater located Kimmel, Academy of Music, south Broad St. area. Easy access from Broad St. subway. Ushers friendly. We had nice view seats Balcony. Very steep aisles, seat rows are painfully close in the balcony.

Thank DJMAN5
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Husband and I went to see Shen Yun at the Merriam. The Merriam is an old theater, ornate in the style of its day. As we have seen many shows at the Academy of Music, I had no qualms with getting seats in the balcony,...More

Thank jennygirl57
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Went here last night to see iluminate, and it was spectacular! The theater is beautiful with all the ornate fixtures, intricate detailing, and stunning chandeliers. Also, due to the size of the theater I feel there isn't a bad seat in the house. iluminate was...More

Thank Lissa3891
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Are there isles on the ends of the balcony rows or just the 2 isles that go up the middle? In other words, if I get the very last seat and have to get up in the middle of the show am I going to be making the ENTIRE row get up to let me out?
16 May 2017|
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Response from 1nails | Reviewed this property |
There are aisles on either side and in the middle. Beware- no hand rails
Is there a coat room?
29 December 2016|
Response from C W | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall seeing one.
Does anyone know how far back from the stage is from the front row orchestra pit seating at the Merriam? Or how high the stage is from the pit seating? I'm trying to determine if sitting in the front row orchestra pit will give me & my young children a headache or obstructed view of a children's show we're going there to see? Thanks in advance for any input!
26 October 2015|
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Response from julemag | Reviewed this property |
It might be uncomfortable for young children as the stage is deep and the seats are very close to the stage.