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Education and Community

Connecting Students and the Arts

Last season Kimmel Center directly impacted 10,669 students through 32,235 learning hours during 323 classes and Education events.  In addition children experienced the Kimmel Center through free community programs, family programming, fairs & festivals, rentals for student performances. Our unique programs are offered throughout the year for children of all ages and most are FREE! 


Performing Arts Classes

FREE Performing Arts Classes 

Grades 2-12

Student Matinees

Student Matinees

Grades K-12

Show Stoppers


Grades 9-12

ShowStoppers Summer Camp

Grades 7-12

Creative Music Program

Creative Music Program for Jazz

Ages 11-20

Jazz Camp

Creative Jazz Institute  

(formerly called Kimmel Center Jazz Camp of Philadelphia)

Grades 6th- 12th 

Business of Making Music

Community Partnerships 

All Ages

Bop & Swing

Bop & Swing

Pre-School and Kindergarten

Jazz Standards 

Grades 4-8

Sittin In

Sittin' In

All Ages

Grow Up Great

All Ages

Broadway Dreams

Broadway Dreams Summer Intensive 

All Ages


THANK YOU to our sponsors.  Education programs at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts are generously sponsored by:

  • The Aramark Charitable Fund
  • Chubb
  • Connelly Foundation
  • Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
  • Doran Family Foundation
  • Elliott-Lewis Corporation
  • Graham Partners
  • Rosemarie Greco and Anne Morrisey
  • Patricia and David Holveck
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lincoln Financial Group Foundation
  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
  • Lomax Family Foundation
  • The Merck Company Foundation
  • Origlio Beverage
  • Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company
  • PNC Foundation
  • Susan Martinelli Shea
  • Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Laurie Wagman
  • Wells Fargo


  • The Sidney Kimmel Foundation
  • PNC Foundation
  • Sunoco Foundation
  • Wachovia Wells Fargo
  • Comcast Foundation
  • McLean Contributionship
  • Lincoln Financial Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Savitz
  • Citizens Bank Foundation
  • Dr. Richard M. Klein


Also see:

Volunteer at the MAEC!
Internships at the Kimmel Center