press release

Center City District Offers Exclusive Arts & Culture Discounts this Spring

Contact: Giavana Suraci
T 215.440.5516

World-class culture and cuisine take center stage during Dinner and a Show

Philadelphia, PA (February 21, 2023) – Center City District (CCD) has partnered with several of Philadelphia’s nationally recognized performing arts organizations to offer exclusive discounts on tickets during CCD’s Dinner and a Show promotion. From March 1 through May 31, attendees can take advantage of reduced price admission to performances hosted at select venues across Center City, with more than 35 shows to choose from. Tickets are on sale now. 

Participating partners include the Kimmel Cultural Campus, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Ballet, the Philadelphia Theatre Company, the Lantern Theater Company, the Walnut Street Theatre and the Wilma Theater.

Discounted performances include:

  • CATS at the Miller Theater
  • SIX at the Academy of Music
  • Beetlejuice at the Academy of Music
  • Sleeping Beauty presented by the Philadelphia Ballet
  • La bohème presented by the Opera Philadelphia
  • Empathitrax at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre
  • A Celestial Odyssey presented by the Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Eternal Life, Part 1 at the Wilma Theater
  • The Lifespan of a Fact at the Lantern Theater
  • Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at the Walnut Street Theatre

… plus many more.

In addition to supporting the arts in Center City, CCD encourages everyone to explore the District’s acclaimed dining scene before or after a show. Find the full list of eligible performances, information on how to redeem the discounts and a curated list of restaurants offering happy hours, theater menus and discounted dining at

"More than one million people come to the Kimmel Cultural Campus every year to see the GRAMMY Award winning Philadelphia Orchestra, the best of touring Broadway, our Jazz and Family Series, dance, and so much more," says Crystal Brewe, Chief Marketing and Audience Experience Officer, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Cultural Campus. "We are excited to be able to partner with Center City District in this way to enhance the already fantastic Philadelphia nightlife experience!"

“Dinner and a Show is a wonderful opportunity for theatergoers to continue their support of the arts while visiting Center City Philadelphia,” said Laura Burkhardt, Executive Director at Avenue of the Arts, Inc. “We are thrilled to welcome even more visitors to our theaters as we continue to promote Avenue of the Arts as one of the city’s premier arts and culture destinations.” 

“Center City is the epicenter of arts & culture in Philadelphia,” said Michelle Shannon, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Center City District. “We are thrilled to showcase these venues and resident companies, while also providing a discount to patrons. Many restaurants in the area also offer discounted theater menus or happy hour promotions, perfect for a pre-show meal or nightcap. Whether you’re catching a show with friends after work, or heading into town for a night out, Dinner and a Show is a fantastic opportunity to experience the world-class culture and cuisine found only in Center City.” 

Dinner and a Show is presented by the Center City District with support from the Kimmel Cultural Campus and Avenue of the Arts. For more information, visit 


About Center City District  

The Center City District, a private-sector organization dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City’s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions. Find us at and on Facebook and Twitter.