Annenberg Center

Penn’s Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has connected and engaged artists and audiences through excellence and innovation in the performing arts since it was founded in 1971.

Penn’s Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has connected and engaged artists and audiences through excellence and innovation in the performing arts since it was founded in 1971.

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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.

1,274Total 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.
338Number of professional performances, ranging from jazz and comedy to spoken word and dance, that the Annenberg Center has hosted in the past five years.
335Number of Penn student performances hosted by the Annenberg Center over the last five years.
297,786Number 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.
80Height, in feet, of the spiral staircase in Zellerbach Theatre—the tallest spiral staircase in Philadelphia.
300Number of programmable lighting units in Zellerbach Theatre.
8,163Free space, in square feet, available throughout the Annenberg Center to host events, receptions, and performances.

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