About Platt House


Platt Student Performing Arts House provides leadership and support for the creation and implementation of arts programming for students at the University of Pennsylvania.

Happy Birthday Platt House!

Platt House just celebrated its 10th anniversary last academic year. Check out our celebrating video below!

Platt Student Performing Arts House 10th Anniversary from Vice Provost for University Life on Vimeo.

Highlighted Programs

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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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    The Art Club

    Platt House advises The Art Club, which hosts regular art-making and art appreciation events and programs benefiting the Penn Community.  Learn more about Art Club programs and how you can get involved  here.  

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    Community Service

    Student artists teach local public school children each week as part of After School Arts at Penn.  Additionally, student offer workshops and visiting performances at local schools and organizations.  Learn more about these and additional community service endeavors here

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    Learning Opportunities

    Platt House is committed to the learning and development of Penn's student artists.  Learn about symposiums, master classes, and more here.

Explore this website to learn more about other Platt House programs and events, such as our annual Philly Art & Culture Fair and Arts Ambassadors.


Platt Student Performing Arts House is staffed by Director Laurie McCall and Associate Director Megan Edelman.  The Shop is led by Peter Whinnery.  Additional staff lead specific student performing arts groups.  Contact information and staff bios available on the Contact Us page.

Advisory Council

The mission of the Platt House Advisory Council is to:

  • Maintain a vibrant, vital advisory board that advances the mission of Platt Student Performing Arts House 
  • Build connections between arts communities at Penn
  • Foster alumni connections that support the sustainability of the Penn arts community 
  • Enhance alumni ownership of the Platt Student Performing Arts House by helping alumni feel proud of their past and current relationship to arts at Penn