Coppélia with Philadelphia Ballet: A family friendly and light-hearted event

Philadelphia Ballet & The Alliance Française 

Join the Alliance for a family-friendly, delightful afternoon of storytelling and French artistic history with Angel Corella’s and Philadelphia Ballet’s Coppélia. Our event begins at 12:15 at the Alliance with a light lunch and a pre-show presentation by a member of the company’s artistic leadership. We will learn about the French origination of the ballet, and how the ballet company honors the early artistic intentions in this season’s staging. The performance at the Academy of Music begins at 2pm, with a run time around two hours. The dancers are accompanied by the impressive Philadelphia Ballet Orchestra, led by Beatrice Jona Affron.  

We encourage members and friends of all ages to join us in this event which celebrates French artistic history and Philadelphia’s artistic talent.

Seats are located on the Parquet Circle, Section F, Rows U, V, W (non-obstructed)


  • Adult tickets: $75 (regular price $95) including light lunch at the Alliance Française
  • Children (under 12) tickets: $25 (regular price $95)  including light lunch - Limit of 2 children per one adult ticket bought. To buy children tickets, add regular tickets to your purchase and add code coppeliakids at checkout. 

Tickets include:
Lunch and pre-show presentation at the Alliance Française
Performance at the Academy of Music 

Timeline of event:
12:15 p.m. : Light lunch and presentation  at the Alliance Française (1420 Walnut street, suite 700)
1:20 p.m.   : Depart to Academy of Music (7 mn walk - 240 S Broad Street)
2:00 p.m.   : Performance starts
4:00 p.m.   : End of Performance

Coppélia’s French roots:

First performed in 1870, a Romantic era comic ballet:

Libretto (story): Charles-Louis-Étienne Nuitter.

Music: Léo Delibes

Original Choreography: Arthur Saint-Léon

Based on an original story by E.T.A. Hoffman

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