Through our Kimmel Center Presents and Broadway Series, the Kimmel Center, Inc. (KCI) provides a rich diversity of programming to the region. With a firm belief that artistic quality is the foremost arbiter of what is presented, KCI presents a wide variety of genres including classical, Broadway, jazz, world, pop, dance, hip hop, new music, gospel and children’s attractions. With over 1,000,000 people attending events at KCI managed facilities each year (including Resident Company performances and rentals), the Kimmel Center is ranked among the four most widely attended cultural institutions in the Greater Philadelphia region.
By attracting so many people to our performances and events, the Kimmel Center is in a unique position to bring together different population segments around relevant artistic, cultural, and socio-political topics, which might not elsewhere happen. This understanding is the basis of our theory of change for creating a positive community impact which has guided us in our most recent Community Engagement Project with Next to Normal.
An important part of the Kimmel Center’s mission is to engage and serve a diverse audience from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. In response to this goal, we have been exploring new ways of engaging the community through education, outreach and artistic programming. By engaging people in these ways, we intend to create awareness and educate people on culturally relevant issues and topics. In the long-term, we hope to leverage our resources and the content of our performances to achieve the levels of diversity that are reflected in the beautiful mosaic of cultures and ethnicities represented in the Greater Philadelphia Region.