The theatre is dedicated to promoting diverse theatrical productions which expand interest and awareness among audiences within the surrounding community and throughout Philadelphia.
They perform at theatres around town, and sometimes in site-specific locations resonant with the material; or to put it plainly, they’ll set a play about a bar in a bar.
Showtimes are every Wed-Sat at 8pm with additional shows at 10:30pm on Fri and Sat only. Tickets can be ordered by calling the club or online at heliumcomedy.com.
Need a laugh? Located just 2 blocks from Rittenhouse Square, see what Philadelphia Magazine calls “so impressive.” Enjoy one of our premier Scotch whiskies or perhaps a panini, as you watch the comedy of some of the nation’s hottest comics. Whether you are an individual, a couple, or a large group looking for something to do – Helium Comedy Club’s 250 seat theater and 2 lounges are awaiting you. Upcoming Shows
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
New musicals, cabaret shows, and a film series. A winner of many Barrymore awards since the 1997-98 season, when they began. See their web site for more on the new season.
New and classic work, including the East Coast premiere of many Tom Stoppard plays and West Coast originals.