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News Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center Purchasing Merriam Theatre The University of the Arts is selling the theatre to the Kimmel Center for a reported $11 million.

According to, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is buying the Merriam Theater from the University of the Arts for $11 million.

The Merriam Theatre will add to the Kimmel Center’s other spaces: Verizon Hall and The Perelman Theater.

Kimmel board members raised $5 million to purchase the theatre, with an additional $5 million grant from the Willam Penn Foundation. A separate $5 million loan will cover the remainder of the cost.

The sale also means that the Merriam will undergo a series of renovations, mainly to its backstage and auditorium.

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