The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is home to Philadelphia's Opera, Orchestra and Ballet companies. All perform either at Kimmel or at the historic
Academy of Music (which is affiliated with Kimmel and located 1 block north). Visiting talent in music and dance and an incredible jazz series presented by
the Kimmel Center also use the venue frequently. Tickets for
locations are sold during the day only at the Kimmel Center box office.
Kimmel also presents frequent free performances by jazz artists, DJs, singing
groups, folk ensembles, and more in its main Commonwealth Plaza, usually in the
early evening or afternoon.