Theatre Philadelphia proudly announces the return of Philly Theatre Week from April 22 to May 2, 2021.
After a year of dark stages, millions in lost ticket sales and thousands of lost jobs, the Philadelphia theatre scene will rise again after the pandemic shut-downs with 11 days, 64 organizations, 72 events, and hundreds of performances.
This fourth year celebration will showcase the strength, resilience, talent and diversity of the tri-state region’s theatre scene through virtual and in-person shows that will be hosted in every corner of Philadelphia, and in the Philadelphia suburbs, Delaware and South Jersey.
Events will include a variety of live and pre-recorded virtual performances, panels, workshops, theatre-by-mail, audio plays and in-person outdoor events. All tickets for participating shows are specially priced to be accessible to all, with tickets being free, $15 or $30 each. Philly Theatre Week tickets are officially on sale now at www.phillytheatreweek.org.
“Theatre Philadelphia is so excited to showcase the amazing ways that the Philadelphia region’s theatre community has continued to create work and look forward during the global pandemic,” said Theatre Philadelphia’s new Executive Director LaNeshe Miller-White. “The 4th annual Philly Theatre Week gives producers and artists an opportunity to connect and/or reconnect with audiences as they begin their journey on the long-road to recovery that lies ahead.”
Starting April 22nd, Theatre Philadelphia will give local, national and global audiences shows and events for every taste and demographic – with a wide ranging collection of cherished classics, experimental theatre, low-budget readings, panels, improv, physical theatre, workshops, in-depth discussions, local voices and so much more.
Audiences are encouraged to support companies they may have missed over the past year, or explore new theatre they haven’t seen before. Participating organizations include a range of professional theatres, academic institutions, community theatres, self-producing artists and small-budget companies. Theatres range in size from large regional companies like Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Arden and The Wilma, to small and up-and-coming theatres like The Hum’n’bards Theater Troupe, Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Collective and Wings of Paper. Originating companies hail from every corner of Philadelphia, from Center City to the suburbs, from Chester County to Wilmington, and from South Jersey to the Main Line.