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.
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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