New and classic work, including the East Coast premiere of many Tom Stoppard plays and West Coast originals.
A musical at The National Liberty Museum 321 Chestnut St. 800/822-8487, ext.437.
The Liberty Museum is open 10am-5pm daily. Adults: $18, Seniors: $15, $6 for children under 6. Group rates available.
Two Great Attractions, One Great Price! We The People is a rousing musical tribute to the spirit that has defined America. Exhilarating and inspiring, the award-wining production spotlights our nations heroes and heritage. Admission includes full access to the acclaimed National Liberty Museum.
America’s oldest theater, founded in 1809. Today, with over 36,000 subscribers, it’s one of the largest resident theaters in the country. In addition to the main stage, there are independent productions in the smaller Independence Studio and Studio 5. Call about monthly Theatre for Kids shows.
2007 Barrymore Award Nominee for Best Collaboration. A touring theatre company—they do shows all over the Delaware Valley, performing at theatres, parks, at the Fringe Festival in Old City, at Welcome America, even at the Betsy Ross House.
From the Philadelphia Fringe to the Edinburgh Fringe, with stops in New York, Pig Iron drags theatre onto the stage kicking and screaming, and the audiences love it. Check their site for information on touring shows (New York, Massacusetts, etc.)
Awards and more nominations just announced. Call for information about special events, such as Meet the Artists, Wine and Beer Tasting nights, and West End Friday nights. Check their website for details on plays, subscriptions, and events.
Two Shakespeare productions a year, every year. Additionally, the Classical Reading Series explores the works of some of those playwrights who were contemporaries of Shakespeare, and those whose works have been profoundly influenced by Shakespeare.
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival Youth Ensemble, a company of student actors, grades 9–12, meet Monday evenings from September to June for training and rehearsals with professional actors and artists. Rehearsals will culminate in a full performance of a play in June, cast exclusively with student actors. The program will be free of charge to students who can commit to the yearlong program.
Tickets. To purchase a gift certificate, please call 215/732-8400.
The performances tend to sell out, so subscriptions are a good idea. English translations with every performance at the Academy of Music.
A new and very active company.
One of the most successful small professional theaters in the Philadelphia region, establishing a loyal audience base while earning consistent critical praise.