The Platt Student Performing Arts House offers a supportive programmatic home for creative exploration and expression. We advise and train students pursue their passions for performing or prepare for a career in the arts. The Platt Student Performing Arts House is named for 1979 graduates Marc E. and Julie Beren Platt.
Platt Student Performing Arts House is home to The Performing Arts Council, which is made up of 44 student dance, theatre, a cappella, music, comedy, and spoken word groups. Students can create scenery and costumes in The Shop and practice stagecraft behind the curtain. Arts Ambassadors share their appreciation by spreading the word of upcoming productions across campus. Platt staff advise the Penn Art Club, a community of student visual artists.
Local engagement efforts include After School Arts at Penn, which serves neighborhood children, and a ticket donation initiative inviting community audiences to attend Penn performances. Additionally, students regulary stage charity performances and take their acts on the road to local schools and community organizations.
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Student performing groups showcase their stuff on stage and online. Check out these YouTube Channels to get glimpse at student performing artists in action.
The Greater Philadelphia Area is alive with the arts, as is Penn's campus. Platt works to make arts engagement easily accessible for students and the Penn Community.