Philadelphia, March 24, 2022 — The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc. today announced the renaming of the Merriam Theater as Miller Theater in honor of a significant philanthropic gift from Alan B. Miller, a founding member of the Kimmel Center Board and executive chair of Universal Health Services, Inc.
The generous donation will fund significant restoration of the theater. Renovation projects will commence next year and include critical infrastructure improvements and the addition of new ADA-compliant seats.
“We are so grateful to Alan, Jill and their family for this incredibly generous gift, which will have a long-lasting impact on the theater that so many Philadelphians know and love,” said Matías Tarnopolsky, president and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc. “This extraordinary philanthropic commitment will aid in both beautification and accessibility efforts, as we revitalize this treasured space on the Kimmel Cultural Campus. In addition, I would like to thank Anne Ewers for her critical role and partnership with Mr. Miller on this important project. We look forward to welcoming generations of visitors to the Miller Theater for years to come.”