Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

Looking for a truly unique holiday gift this year? How about a once-in-a-lifetime experience?

The upcoming Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), which holds the spotlight for three and a half weeks next spring (April 7 to May 1), has you covered, with a slate of unprecedented programming featuring virtually every artistic genre, targeted to the young and young-at-heart alike. Today, with an eye towards making this year’s gift-giving season the easiest yet, festival organizers announce a full menu of special ticket packages sure to please everyone on your list.

Additionally, PIFA Holiday Ticket Packages are discounted 10% when bought together vs. single ticket prices. Any or all of the Ten Holiday Ticket Packages, each including 3 diverse programs, can be purchased at the Kimmel Center Box office, and the newly re-designed PIFA website provides easy access to detailed information on all PIFA partner organizations and events.

PIFA, inspired by the Kimmel Center¾Philadelphia’s renowned performing arts center¾ is the city and region’s first major international arts festival, celebrating the spirit of collaboration and innovation that characterized Paris from 1910 to 1920. Paris at that time was a center of tremendous creativity and ultimately shaped how we defined the arts throughout the 20th century.

Featuring a feast of music, dance, fashion, fine arts, outdoor events, theater, literature, cuisine and more, the festival will celebrate Philadelphia’s rich and vibrant cultural community.  More than 140 of our region’s finest organizations will combine forces to produce more than 30 commissioned works, offer an enticing mix of collaborative programs, and feature a roster of international artists from Paris and beyond.

From classical performances to new works inspired by the avant-garde spirit of that earlier era, from family and children’s programming to cutting-edge dance and music, from captivating productions to renowned French chefs and gravity-defying aerial artists, PIFA is truly a banquet for longtime arts lovers and novices. So this year, pass on the traditional gifts and offer your loved ones, colleagues, and friends a gift they’ll never forget.

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