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Living together in the community through the arts

Since its founding in 1953, Allens Lane Art Center has been a cornerstone of the Mt. Airy community by bringing the residents together to participate in and enjoy the arts.  Whether its art classes for children or adults, amazing art exhibitions or cutting edge plays on the mainstage, there is something for everyone at Allens Lane.

601 West Allens Lane ~ Philadelphia, PA 19119 ~ p: 215.248.0546

2016 - 2017 THEATER SEASON

Get your business card or advertisement in front of 3,000 people for just $100
Playbill Advertising Opportunities

Theater PlaybillsAllens Lane Theater produces five plays per season. Each play runs for three weekends (8 performances each), with an opening reception after the first performance of each play for the cast, crew and the audience. The theater has cabaret-style seating so patrons can bring dinner and beverages to enjoy at their table before the show which gives them plenty of time to read your advertisement. Our theater attracts some of Philadelphia’s premiere theater talent, including directors, actors and crew who regularly work in professional theaters in the greater Philadelphia area.

For each play, we create a program book that highlights the actors, the center, our sponsors and advertisers. Theater playbills are handed out to over 3,000+ theater goers each year. Additionally, exposure on our website’s theater pages generates about 12,000 unique visitors each season. Individuals, businesses, organizations or anyone wishing to help out our organization can place an ad or sponsor a play for an entire season.

NEW = Now you can get your ad or coupon directly connected to our ticket buyers email receipts! This is an ideal ad for restaurants and caterers who want to get their message in front of our ticket buyers. Remember that our theater is BYOB and we encourage patrons to bring a picnic dinner with them!

Our advertising rates start at just $100 for a quarter-page ad or business card for the entire season.

Our 2017 - 2018 Theater Season

The Grapes of Wrath
Written by John Steinbeck
Adaptation by Frank Galati
Directed by Josh Hitchens
Sept. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 Oct. 1, 6, 7, 8

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Tony Award for Best Play, this quintessential American drama tells the story of the Joad family. Devastated by the dust bowl, the Joads are driven by hope to find a better life in California. Performed by a diverse ensemble of actors and filled with music and song, The Grapes of Wrath is an epic celebration of the human spirit and the determination to survive.

Rasheeda Speaking
Written by Joel Drake Johnson
Directed by Scott Grumling
Nov. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 Dec. 1, 2, 3

Blending awkward workplace comedy with intense racial tension, this workplace thriller examines the realities of so-called "post-racial" America when two middle aged female co-workers - one black, one white - are driven apart by the machinations of their boss. A chilling power struggle ensues that spins wildly out of control. An acidic depiction of race, power, and friendship, this dark comedy will keep you in its claustrophobic grip until its final moments. We are proud to present the Philadelphia Regional premiere of this critically acclaimed recent off-Broadway hit.

You Can't Take it With You
Written by Moss Hart & George S. Kauffman
Directed by Noel Hanley
Jan. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

Boy from stuffy family meets girl and falls in love. Girl invites boy home to meet her family.  Boy and parents arrive an evening early and finds his girlfriends eccentric, "mad", family totally unprepared for dinner guests, let alone the stuffy Kirby family! To complicate matters further, the Sycamores (girl’s family) own a piece of real estate key to Mr. Kirby’s business success, and they refuse to sell. During this ill-fated evening, tempers flare, fireworks are set off and the police arrive to take everyone to jail! Will the hilarious antics of the Sycamore family stand in the way of Alice's future happiness or will Tony be able to show his parents that their way of life needs a little madness!

The Most Deserving
Written by Catharine Trieschmann
Directed by Nancy Kreider
Mar. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

The five members of the arts council in Ellis County, Kansas have $20,000 to award to a deserving artist, but there aren't that many artists around, and besides, they're having trouble deciding just what constitutes "deserving." Everyone has a motive for supporting his or her candidate, and those motives are fueled more by pragmatism, hatred, lust or petty score-settling than by aesthetic appreciation. Yikes, can this dysfunctional board figure out who is "most deserving"?

I Hate Hamlet
Written by Paul Rudnick
Directed by Mariangela Saavedra.
May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

Andrew seems to have it all: a starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment that once once belonged to the legendary actor John Barrymore; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. But alas, there is always trouble in paradise as his show is on hiatus, his girlfriend is fickle and he really, really HATES Hamlet. Can the ghost of John Barrymore convince him to accept the part and fulfill his actor's destiny? The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, his sword, his girlfriends expectations, Barrymore's ghost and the fact that he could fail at his turn as Hamlet.


Contact us

To place an ad in our theater program books, please fill out the form below and submit it . We will invoice you and make arrangements to get your ad or business card to us. We require all ad materials to be delivered to us no later than one month prior to the opening of the first play. Materials received after these deadlines cannot be guaranteed placement. If you already have your ad ready or scanned business card, you please email it to us at info@allenslane.org. You can also call us at 215-248-0546 to make your advertisment arrangements.


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  Would you like an additional web listing? Website Listing
Increase your visibility by adding $100 onto any size ad to have your company name, website and logo listed on our theater web page for the entire season.
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  Would you like your ad or coupon on our ticket buyers email receipt? Email Receipt
Target our customers for $150 by getting your ad our coupon on our ticket holders email receipts. A great way to get your message across to our ticket buyers right in their inbox. This is ideal for restaurants and caterers.

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Camera Ready Ad (black & white; no photocopies or staple holes) Ad must be exact size of listing requested.

Digital Ad - must be 150 dpi minimum, e-mail to info@allenslane.org with “ALT Program Ad” in subject line.


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