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Free at the Kimmel

FREE Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest 2023

Saturday, September 23

11:00 AM-3:00 PM

3:30 PM Philadelphia Orchestra Concert


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SATURDAY, SEP 23, 2023 |

11:00 AM


(Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest takes place entirely indoors, rain or shine!)

Join us as we kick off our 2023/2024 season in a big way!

Enjoy a diverse sampling of live performances and fun activities, featuring highlights from world-renowned Resident Companies, and arts and cultural organizations from the region, culminating with a sold-out performance from YOUR Philadelphia Orchestra. Plus score $25 tickets to over 80 season performances!

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 3:30 PM concert is sold-out. Tickets are required for entry into Verizon Hall. Ticket holders will be seated first-come, first-served, beginning about 45 minutes before the performance starts. Entry to the concert is not guaranteed. Please plan to arrive early, as you may need to wait in line. A standby line will let additional people into the concert if seats are still available at the earliest possible time.


Day Of Schedule (Subject to change)

Plaza Stage11 AM: KIPP West 11:30 AM: Esperanza Arts Center / AMLA presents Daniel de Jesús12 PM: Opera Philadelphia12:30 PM: Broadway’s Wicked1 PM: Curtis Institute of Music1:30 PM: No Name Pops2 PM: Philadelphia Heritage Chorale2:25 PM: Independence Awards2:30 PM: Broadway’s WickedPerelman11:30 AM: Philadelphia Ballet11:55 AM: Chocolate Ballerina Company12:15 PM: International Ballet Exchange12:35 PM: BalletX1:10 PM: Hip Hop Fundamentals1:35 PM: Korean Arts & Culture2:35 PM: PHILADANCO!

Plaza Floor (next to Stage)

12:20 PM: Ballet class with The Philadelphia Ballet

12:50 PM: Ballet class with The Philadelphia Ballet

MERCK10:30 AM-3 PM: Opera Philadelphia, Marian Anderson Historical Society, & Harriet's BookshopComcast CircleBox Office $25 tickets to more than 150 season performancesRendell Room10:30 AM- 3 PM-Piano Tours11:50 AM: Piano concert1:50 AM Piano concertVerizon Hall3 PM: Doors open3:30 PM: Philadelphia Orchestra Concert Sold-out!



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Participating Organizations

The Apologues

1807 & Friends

1812 Productions

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Agile Rascal Theatre

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

All in Therapy, LLC


Astral Artists

Aurora Classical


Caribbean Community in Philadelphia

Chocolate Ballerina Company

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Curtis Institute of Music

Delaware Art Museum

Drexel Performing Arts & The Mandell Theater

East Passyunk Opera Project (ePOP)

EgoPo Classic Theater

Esperanza Arts Center

First Person Arts

Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music

Hip Hop Fundamentals

InterAct Theatre Company

International Ballet Exchange

John Graves Productions

Keep Music Alive

Korean Arts and Culture

Koresh Dance Company

Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra

Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Moore College of Art & Design

Mosaic Society of Philadelphia (aka MSoP)

Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly

NCT - Narberth Community Theatre

Network for New Music

Orchestra Concordia Association


Penn Live Arts


Philadelphia American Guild of Organists

Philadelphia Ballet

Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts

Philadelphia Film Society

Philadelphia Freedom Band

Philadelphia Heritage Chorale

Philadelphia Scenic Works

Philadelphia Theatre Company

Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Piffaro, the Renaissance Band

Power of Paint Art Academy

Project 440

PYO Music Institute

Quintessence Theatre

Revive Art Journaling- Incorporating SEL with the Arts

Rock to the Future

Scene-N-Action Productions Co.

Scribe Video Center

Settlement Music School

SHARP Dance Company

Storybook Musical Theatre

Tempesta di Mare | Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra

Temple Center for Performing and Cinematic Arts

Temple Music Prep

The Clay Studio

The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble

The No Name Pops

The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus

The Photo Review

The Primavera Fund

The Roxborough Orchestra

Variant Six


Walnut Street Theatre


Wilma Theatre

Kimmel Center



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