Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

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Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Owner University of Pennsylvania
Genre(s) Jazz, dance, theatre, world music
Capacity Bruce Montgomery Theater: 120
Harold Prince Theatre: 211
Zellerbach Theatre: 960
Opened 1971

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is a theatre, dance and world music venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It helped to popularize the works of composers like Steve Reich and Philip Glass; the Center has also hosted shows by performers ranging from the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra to Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The Center was founded in 1971.

It was designed by Vincent G. Kling who also designed the Philadelphia Mint.[1]


The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts of the University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1971, is a major cultural destination and crossroads in the performing arts, connecting Philadelphia regional audiences and the University of Pennsylvania through exposure to innovative human expression in theatre, music and dance.

The Annenberg Center highlights the value of the performing arts by presenting world-renowned and emerging artists and companies who express adventuresome perspectives on contemporary issues, timeless ideas, and diverse cultures. By offering contextualization programs, featuring Penn faculty as well as experts from the artistic and business communities, the Annenberg Center promotes critical thinking among its audiences, creating uniquely rewarding arts experiences.

Upcoming events[edit]

The Annenberg Center offers a variety of theatre, world music and dance performances each year. To see upcoming events, visit the website.[2]


  1. ^ "Vincent Kling - Ed Bacon Foundation - Retrieved August 31, 2008". Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  2. ^ "Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts: Buy Tickets". Retrieved 2014-08-23. 

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Coordinates: 39°57′10″N 75°11′47″W / 39.9529°N 75.1965°W / 39.9529; -75.1965