The Platt Student Performing Arts House offers a supportive programmatic home for creative exploration and expression. We advise and train students pursuing their extra-curricular passions for the performing arts and those preparing 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 more than 45 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.  Platt House staff advise the Penn Art Club, a community of student visual artists.

Platt House and PAC value community engagement.  Our civic 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.

Learn More About Platt Student Performing Arts House

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    Performing Arts Council

    The Performing Arts Council includes 44 student-run comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, and music organizations staging more than 60 events each year.

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    Stay in touch!

    Sign up for the Platt newsletter and our weekly e-mails covering student performances and campus-wide art and culture opportunities.


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    Watch performance videos!

    Student performing groups showcase their stuff on stage and online.  Check out these YouTube Channels to get glimpse at student performing artists in action.

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    Engage with the arts

    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.