What to See at Philly Theatre Week

Philadelphia has long been considered a haven for the arts—from the Avenue of the Arts’ many historic theaters to the innovative new performance pieces coming out of local universities and drama groups. All of that talent comes together once a year during Philly Theatre Week, an opportunity for theater lovers of all interests and ages (and even those who aren’t frequent theater goers!) to see all of that excitement on stage for less, with tickets ranging from free to just $30. And at your 1500 Locust apartment, you don’t have to travel far to take in a show, as Center City Philadelphia is the heart of the festival.

Dozens of shows will be held from February 6-16 across the region, spanning a wide range of genres. There will be big-name musicals and comedies, dramas and new works, experimental performance art and everything in between. If you want to stay in the neighborhood, grabbing dinner at one of the many award-winning restaurants in Rittenhouse Square before heading to the theater, check out “Study Hall” at Adrienne Theatre.

The show brings together a team of talented local improv actors to give you a lesson you’ll never forget. Real-life professors from Drexel University and other local colleges will be featured in the show, delivering lectures they use in their own classes; however, the improv actors will step in throughout each professor’s “class” to put their own unique spin on the lesson. If you’ve never been to an improv show, get ready to participate, as the on-the-spot comedy routines rely heavily on the audience for inspiration and ideas. Then, the talent comedic actors will take those suggestions and run with them—crafting a hilarious show that is never the same two nights in a row.

Philly is brimming with artistic talent and, at shows like “Study Hall,” staged just a half-mile from your 1500 Locust apartment, a night of laughs is just steps from home.

Adrienne Theatre

2030 Sansom Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103