Campus Engagement

Platt Student Performing Arts House coordinates a number of programs that offer opportunities for students to engage in the arts and culture community at Penn and throughout Philadelphia.

PennArts Pre-Orientation Program

Platt House is dedicated to new student programming; the flagship of which is PennArts.  PennArts is a pre-orientation program for 40 students sponsored by Platt Student Performing Arts House, the Undergraduate Assembly, the Office of the Provost, the Trustees Council of Penn Women, and the Heather and Todd Lieberman Program fund of the Platt Student Performing Arts House. During PennArts, student participants are shown a variety of opportunities to experience the vast artistic offerings at Penn and throughout Philadelphia. Activities include: fine arts, music, and theater master classes, film screening and discussion, student-led workshops, Phialdelphia theater experience, Mural Arts tour, campus cultural center visits, and more!

Student Performing and Other Events

All of our student performances, master classes, trainings and social events are listed on our Events Calendar.  You can also find most of our performances and other events on both the Penn Calendar and the Arts & Culture Calendar

Most master classes, lectures, and events other than performances are free to Penn students with ID, however some events can only have a limited number of participants and you must sign up in advance.

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