Bob Dylan, Weezer Among Major Acts Kicking Off Philadelphia's Renovated Metropolitan Opera House

What to Know

  • The Met underwent a $56 million renovation. It was built in 1908 and once housed the Philadelphia Orchestra.
  • Throughout its history, the Met also served as a movie theater, gospel concert hall and even a boxing venue.
  • The Met is recognized internationally for its superb acoustics.

More than 100 years after it first opened, a Philadelphia legend is springing back to life.

The Metropolitan Opera House, or the Met, originally built in 1908 and occupying an entire city block near Broad and Poplar streets, is slated to open its renovated doors on Dec. 3 with music icon Bob Dylan playing his 50th show in the Philadelphia region.

Dylan is just one of several major acts already booked at the venue, which boasts a 3,500-person capacity, premium seating, on-site parking and more.

Comedian John Oliver will ring in the new year with a holiday special on Dec. 30 and 31 and Weezer will take the stage Dec. 12.

Pre-sale tickets will be available starting Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. and regular tickets go on sale Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. Click here for more information.

See below for a full list of events:

Dec. 3: Bob Dylan

Dec. 12: Weezer

Dec. 14: Ween

Dec. 18: Lindsey Sterling

Dec. 22: WDAS Holiday Jam

Dec. 28: PnB Rock

Dec. 29: Kurt Vile & the Violators

Dec. 30-31: John Oliver New Year’s Special

Jan. 11: Greensky Bluegrass

Jan. 19: Impractical Jokers starring the Tenderloins

Feb. 24: Scott Bradlee's Post-Modern Jukebox

March 9: James Bay & his Electric Light Tour

April 6: Amos Lee

April 27: Brian Regan

June 14: Derek Hough

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