Performing Arts

‘Ladysitting’ on stage 

The new play “Ladysitting” at the Arden Theatre Co. is by Penn English faculty and alumna Lorene Cary, based on her memoir about caring for her grandmother in the last of her 101 years.

Louisa Shepard

On stage at Carnegie Hall

More than 150 students were among nine performing arts groups that took to the stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City in the fifth “Toast to Dear Old Penn” showcase.

Louisa Shepard

In the News

The Architect’s Newspaper

Penn moves forward with performing arts center designed by Steven Holl Architects

President Liz Magill comments on the new Student Performing Arts Center that will maximize visibility of creative life on campus.


The Hill

White House unveils ‘stunning vegetarian menu’ for Modi state dinner

The South Asian a cappella group Penn Masala will perform at the state dinner for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House.



Penn unveils designs for $75 million performing arts center

Penn will begin construction next year on the Student Performing Arts Center, which will include a 300-seat theater with a fly tower and orchestra pit, a 125-seat theater for rehearsals and practices, five rehearsal studios, back-of-the-house support spaces, and a loading dock.


Philadelphia Business Journal

University of Pennsylvania moving forward with $75M performing arts center in the heart of campus

Penn is planning to construct a $75 million Student Performing Arts Center along Woodland Walk in the heart of campus, with remarks from President Liz Magill.



Steven Holl Architects reveals design for UPenn’s new Student Performing Arts Center

A new 37,300-square-foot Student Performing Arts Center will provide dedicated space for the performing arts on Penn’s campus.


UPenn is bringing cultural representation through traditional dance!

The Pan-Asian Dance Troupe at Penn is blending modern styles with traditional movements, enabling students to choreograph appreciation for their culture.