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In the last quarter century, Philadelphia has witnessed a huge growth of professional theater activity, and more than 125 productions now originate in Philadelphia in a season. Philadelphia has become a vibrant, diverse and distinctive theater town.
More than 20 professional theater companies produce an enormous variety of events for all tastes and ages through a season running year-round. We have a particularly strong range of mid-sized companies that perform a wide repertory from avant-garde to musicals, from recent hit plays to original scripts, from classics to children’s theater. Numerous smaller theaters specialize in adventuresome work culminating each September during the Fringe Festival.
Wigs are welcome at this day-long reenactment of the French Revolution
Grab a pitchfork and storm the walls! Whether you’re a revolutionary or a royalist, there’s something for you in this celebration of all things French at Bastille Day at the Eastern State Penitentiary.View More
The Main Line’s first art center
Established as the first art center on the Main Line, the Wayne Art Center comes complete with state-of-the-art studios, galleries and a gallery shop.View More
An annual all-day festival celebrating the end of slavery
Celebrate the end of slavery with free exhibitions, performances, vendors, discussions, family-friendly events and activities in Germantown.View More
Historic home of independent cinema in the center of Jenkintown
For more than 100 years, the Hiway Theater has been a cultural fixture in the center of Jenkintown.View More
Award-winning entertainment just off the Delaware River
Since 1986, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bucks County’s premier professional regional theater, has provided award-winning entertainment, including dramas, comedies, musicals and world premieres.
Housed in a renovated movie house, the 300-seat theater has brought some of the biggest names in theater to Bucks County, including Gregory Peck, Micki Grant and Adrian Pasdar.View More
A family-friendly theatrical extravaganza in University City
Performers and companies from across the globe converge in University City to share theater that goes beyond simplistic themes and cartoon-like characters.View More
Celebrating 50 years of breathtaking performances
Captivating and inspiring, The Pennsylvania Ballet ranks as one of America’s foremost regional ballet companies.View More
100 years of theater in Philadelphia
For more than a century, Plays & Players has been devoted to bringing quality theater experiences to Philadelphia audiences.View More
Celebration of thought-provoking productions
For fans of new and experimental theater, the Fringe Festival presented by Fringe Arts is the event to catch each September.View More
Premier performance space at the University of Pennsylvania
As one of the nation’s premier urban performing arts centers on a university campus, Annenberg puts on all genres of cultural performance. Jazz, world music, dramatic touring theater and local Philadelphia artists make the venue a place toexplore “adventuresome perspectives on contemporary issues and timeless ideas.”View More