Broadway touring shows in Philadelphia’s Center City
The Merriam Theater keeps with the Broadway touring tradition by importing recent hits and long running musicals for runs of varying length in Philadelphia. The theater has been extensively restored so that one can get a sense of the more elaborate days of theatergoing in the early 20th Century.
The Merriam was opened in the early 20th Century under Schubert Management when Philadelphia had a large pre-Broadway and post-Broadway touring scene. It is now run under the auspices of The University of the Arts and serves as the University’s major performance hall for students in the College of Performing Arts.
The 1,842-seat theater is also ‘‘home’‘ to a number of regional performing arts organizations.
Look out for family shows especially at holiday time.
In the neighborhood
12th and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Hyatt at The Bellevue
- The Independent Hotel Philadelphia
- Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City
- Le Méridien Philadelphia
- DoubleTree By Hilton Philadelphia Center City
- Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
- Inn at the Union League
- The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
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Museums & Attractions
401 S. Broad Street
The Gershman Y
City, PA 19147
- Walnut Street Theatre Independence Theatre on 3
- Pennsylvania Ballet
- Rustic Music
- Philadelphia Sketch Club
- Pennsylvania Hospital
- Walnut Street Theatre
- Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
- The Academy of Music
- The Wilma Theater
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