Penn offers a variety of spaces that can accommodate a range of activities and events. Most are offered to members of the Penn Community at a reduced rate; some provide free access, depending on the room and its use. The Sachs Program has compiled a list of venues that we hope you’ll keep in mind next time you’re planning an arts-related event or activity. Some venues are accessible to the greater community, as well, usually at a different rate.
= Venue Resources available to students
- Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Rehearsal Rooms, Lobbies, and Outdoor Plaza
The open spaces at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts can be rented on their own or in conjunction with one of the theatres. Rehearsal Rooms are available for stand-alone rehearsals or small events.
- Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Theatres
The Annenberg Center has three theatres available to rent: a modern proscenium theatre that seats 936; a black box theatre that seats between 217-239; and an intimate, 115-seat, proscenium theatre that is ideal for smaller events, meetings and productions.
- The Arch
The Arch houses a number of common areas and reservable rooms, including an auditorium.
- Houston Hall
There are fourteen special event spaces in Houston Hall.
- Iron Gate Theatre
The Iron Gate Theatre houses a theatre and a large rehearsal room with adjacent dressing areas.
- Irvine Auditorium
The Main Hall at Irvine seats 1,259 and houses the Curtis organ, the eleventh largest pipe organ in the world. Irvine Auditorium also houses an acoustic recital hall, four additional special event spaces, production offices, a box office, coatroom, dressing rooms, and music practice rooms.
- Penn Museum
The Penn Museum houses a number of spaces available for rent, including two auditoriums and a lecture hall. Rates vary for corporate, university, and non-profit events according to specific gallery, number of guests, and days scheduled/booked.
- The Platt Rehearsal Room
The Platt Rehearsal Room is equipped with a mirrored wall with dance bar and a sprung hardwood floor, making it especially well suited for dance, performing arts rehearsals, or martial arts.
- The Rotunda
The Rotunda books public arts and culture events only, and they typically book at least 6 months in advance. However, it’s a great space to keep in mind for public performances and convenings.