When looking for things to do during your free time outside our apartments on Broad Street in Philadelphia, you don’t have to look much further than just outside your front door. While all of Philadelphia is filled with rich history and culture, the Packard Motor Car Building is nestled right along the city’s outstanding Avenue of the Arts. From theaters to schools, galleries to spas, Broad Street is the place you want to be for arts and culture.
Located at the corner of Broad Street and Spruce, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is one of Philadelphia’s most popular performing arts venues. The center is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Philadanco, Philadelphia’s professional dance company. Enjoy live shows, concerts, and the orchestra from the Kimmel Center’s incredible 2,500-seat Verizon Hall or the flexible 650-seat Perelman Theater. It is owned and operated by Kimmel Center, Inc., which also runs the Academy of Music and the Merriam Theater, both of which are located along Broad Street as well.
If you’re searching for color and design inspirations for your apartment on Broad Street, take a quick visit to one of the many Philadelphia art galleries dotting the avenue. Several of these galleries are connected to the University of the Arts – the only school in the country that encourages students to work cross-dimensionally through traditional artistic boundaries. Dedicated solely to photography, the Sol Mednick Gallery offers a regular schedule of exhibits by emerging and well-known photographers from around the world. It is located on the 15th floor of Terra Hall, one floor above its sister gallery for contemporary photography, Gallery 1401. The University’s primary exhibit space can be found at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, across from the Kimmel Center. Free and open to the public, the gallery offers exhibits as well as educational opportunities that support the University’s academic programming and promotes awareness of contemporary art.
There’s no such thing as “nothing to do” when you live at the Packard Motor Car Building! Call us to learn more about our apartments on Broad Street in Philadelphia and schedule a tour today!