Special Programs

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Toll the Bell is a year-long focus bringing greater awareness to the gun violence epidemic affecting our city and the entire country.

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Beyond the Stage

In our 24/25 season, go beyond the stage for meaningful programs that encourage us to ask timely questions, dive deeper and find common ground.

Rennie Harris photo; Text: Rennie Harris, 24/25 Season Artist-in-Residence Artist-in-Residence

Part of a significant, three-year residency, our 24/25 season Brownstein Artist-in-Residence is hip hop choreographer and Philadelphia native Rennie Harris.

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ListenHear Series

Our ListenHear series profiles significant contemporary musical voices, illuminating artists who are creating new work across the musical spectrum.

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Accelerator Program

Furthering our distinguished history of supporting and presenting new work, our Accelerator Program formalizes this significant investment in our artists and their future.

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Philadelphia Children's Festival

Our annual Philadelphia Children's Festival takes place in late spring and features family-friendly performances as well as hands-on activities and more fun in the outdoor PLAYground.

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Student Discovery Series

Our weekday Student Discovery series allows students to see professional dance, theatre and music artists and make connections to lessons in the classroom.