For nearly 44 years, the Annenberg Center has served its mission—to transform lives through the power of the arts—by hosting high-quality theater, jazz, dance, world music, and more.
In this month’s By The Numbers, the Current goes behind the scenes of the Annenberg Center to uncover what it takes to shine the spotlight on world-class performers for student, adult, and family audiences throughout the community.
|1,274||Total number of seats in the Annenberg Center’s three theaters. That’s 947 in Zellerbach Theatre, 217 in the Prince Theatre, and 110 in Montgomery Theatre.|
|338||Number of professional performances, ranging from jazz and comedy to spoken word and dance, that the Annenberg Center has hosted in the past five years.|
|335||Number of Penn student performances hosted by the Annenberg Center over the last five years.|
|297,786||Number of tickets issued for the Annenberg Center’s Philadelphia International Children’s Festival since its inception in 1985. The festival was established to present quality performing arts for children ages 4 to 12.|
|80||Height, in feet, of the spiral staircase in Zellerbach Theatre—the tallest spiral staircase in Philadelphia.|
|300||Number of programmable lighting units in Zellerbach Theatre.|
|8,163||Free space, in square feet, available throughout the Annenberg Center to host events, receptions, and performances.|