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Community Open House

SEPTEMBER 16-17, 2022

Join us to kick off our 50th anniversary celebration! Leading up to our first 22/23 season performance, enjoy two days of FREE performances and activities for all.

Open House Deal: $50 Tickets
During the Open House, purchase the best seats for any performance for only $50 (or less)!* We're also waiving all handling fees. (Offer valid in-person only up until 4 PM on Sep 17.) Plus, Penn students can get $5 tickets to all our performances.**


3:30 PM
New Breed Brass Band Parade
Starting on Locust Walk at 39th Street, stroll along with a second line procession across campus.

4 PM
Penn Band Slam
Enjoy several Penn student bands on our Outdoor Plaza.
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7 PM
New Breed Brass Band Performance
This Philadelphia debut brings the irresistible sounds of New Orleans to our Prince Theatre. Ticket reservation requested but seating is first come, first served.
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11 AM, 12 PM, 2:30 PM & 3:30 PM
Pilobolus Safari
Take a trek through the Annenberg Center with Pilobolus! Get ready for a unique and interactive journey with these wildly creative and much-beloved performers. Timed reservations required.

Reserve Tickets: 11 AM | 12 PM | 2:30 PM | 3:30 PM

12 PM & 2:30 PM
Charlotte Blake Alston
This master storyteller captivates audiences of all ages with stories and songs from the African and African American oral traditions. Ticket reservation requested but seating is first come, first served.

Reserve Tickets: 12 PM | 2:30 PM

12:30 PM
Meet Your Seats & Chat with Chris
Head into the Zellerbach Theatre to find your seats, or check out the different options before making your choice. Then, hear about the upcoming season from Christopher A. Gruits, our Executive & Artistic Director. Pre-registration requested.

1:30 PM
National Dance Day Routine
Celebrate dance with the official National Dance Day routine led by hip hop dancer Virgil "Lil O" Gadson. Pre-registration requested but not required.

8 PM
Blind Boys of Alabama
These gospel legends kick off our 22/23 season. Tickets start at $29.
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This engagement of Charlotte Blake Alston is made possible in part through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

* $50 (or less) ticket deal only offered in-person on Friday, September 16 and on Saturday, September 17 up until 4 PM. Not retroactive and cannot be combined with a subscription or any other offer. Seats based on availability. Some restrictions may apply.
** For $5 Penn student tickets, must show valid Penn student ID to purchase up to two discounted tickets per performance. In-person only on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17. Not retroactive and cannot be combined with any other offer. Some restrictions may apply.