The Kimmel Center

Free WiFi With A View In An Extravagant Philly Concert Hall

Jaw-dropping architecture takes center stage at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, a performance focused gathering space that spans the length of an entire city block and features a 150 foot vaulted glass ceiling. This modernistic performing arts spectacular is fully equipped with just about everything you could possibly imagine – – – Art and design galleries, free events,a glass shrouded rooftop garden and, most importantly,

Free WiFi With A View In Philadelphia, Pa

This promising local marvel is in a constant state of transition. For this reason, calling ahead prior to making a visit is advisable. This is a great place to visit for inspiration in the winter when all of those extra panes of glass create a snow globe like atmosphere.

Why We Love It

Much like your up-and-coming literary masterpiece, the Kimmel Center is a work in progress. In its broadest form it is a gathering space for creative from all walks of life. At its brightest, it is a shimmering beacon of hope that stands to shed new life on Phillys underground art scene. Visitors can catch an eyeful of a historic Barack style opera house, I’m earful of the 47th largest organ in the world, or both depending on circumstances.

What’s The Atmosphere?

In a few words, modern, dramatic and melodic. The futuristic tone of the art center is enhanced by subtle sustainable elements like indoor plant life. If you’re  draft a screenplay or composing a musical this is definitely an ideal place to start.

What’s The View?

In a building this large that houses so many facilities, it really depends on where you’re standing and when you choose to stand there. For example, the Kimmel Center’s grandiose lobby has housed elaborate exhibits like PIFA’s musical and visual effort “Time Machine”. Year-long all inspiring sites include a 32 foot high organ with nearly 7000 pipes, a riveting display of artwork from the West Collection and, of course, a panoramic view from the top of the block.

Where To Cop A Thinking Spot

If you can manage to snag a seat in the rooftop garden, you’re guaranteed a majestic view.

About The Poem At The Top Of This Page


Renowned poet Lucille Clifton certainly has a lot to celebrate these days. The recipient of a slew of awards including an Emmy for outstanding writing and the National Book Award for poetry, her prose still echo true today and her writing has inspired the generations that followed her. The above featured poem entitled “won’t you celebrate with me” is available in her novel  ” The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton “.



The Details

Your Creative Journey Starts Here

The Kimmel Center, located at 300 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia, is open to the public seven days a week from 10 AM to 6 PM. Please take into consideration the fact that this is a working performance art center, meaning that certain sections of the building may not be accessible in the event that they are in use for practice and/or performance purposes. Admission into the building itself is free as are many of the performances that take place inside. In the event that you arrive at or before 1 PM, a free afternoon tour might also be made available to you.

Paid tickets for calendar events can be obtained at the Kimmel Center box office, online or over the phone. Children 10 and older are welcome as are babes in arms. Laptops in the lobby are encouraged. The Kimmel Center can be found at the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets approximately 3 miles from interstate 95 exit number 17. It’s a two block walk from the Broad Street subway’s Walnut – Locust station and is also accessible via septa’s regional rail and New Jersey’s Patco transit. Parking rates vary depending on time of day and length of stay.. Onsite features include but are not limited to:

  • Live Performances
  • Free Tours
  • Community Programs
  • Expansive Views & More

Insider Tip— The Kimmel Center is located in a thriving section of the city where parking can be incredibly sparse and also pretty costly. We suggest you try bargain parking before you arrive.

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This webpage contains an altered version of Wikimedia Commons photo Kimmel Center from north along with unaltered versions of KimmelCenter and KimmelCenterRoofGarden all of which were available under Creative Commons licensing.

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