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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 f: 215.248.0559


Theater Sponsorship Opportunities

About Allens Lane Theater

Theater PlaybillsAllens Lane Theater produces five plays per season with an average audience size of 500 patrons per play. 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. 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.

As a nonprofit organization, Allens Lane Art Center relies on the support of businesses and organizations in the community. In return for your generosity, you will receive the recognition of backing an arts organization that promotes “living together in the community through the arts.” Studies show that when given a choice, people will support businesses that support the arts.

For each play, we create a program book that highlights the actors, the center, and 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 either become a sponsor of a single play, become a season sponsor, or can place an advertisement in our program books.

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.


There are several unique sponsorship opportinities to get your company involved by becoming a play sponsor. This is the best way to get you name in front of our audiences. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please either fill out the form below or call us at 215-248-0546 so that we can talk about the details or fill out the form below and we will contact you.

$1000 Season Sponsor*

  • Company name, link and logo on the theater page of our website for the entire season
  • Logo on all promotional postcards (1000 for each play)
  • Full page ad in each play program (2,500 distributed – 500 for each of 5 plays)
  • Your company will be acknowledged in the opening annoucement for each performance as the Season Sponsor
  • Option to have a company sign or brochures at opening reception of sponsored play
  • 2 season subscriptions ($150 value)

$500 Play Sponsor (per play)*

  • Full page ad in each play program (2,500 distributed – 500 for each of 5 plays)
  • Logo on promotional postcards for your sponsored play (1000 distributed)
  • Logo and website link next to your play on theater page of our website
  • Your company will be thanked in the opening annoucement for the play you selected for each performance
  • Option to have a company sign or brochures at opening reception of sponsored play
  • 4 tickets to sponsored play ($72 value)
* Sponsorships are non-exclusive. Plays may have multiple sponsorships. Exclusive sponsorships are available if desired. Please inquire about the costs.


Business Name:

Phone Number: (with area code)

Email Address:

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  Check which sponsorships you are interested in:

Season Sponsor

Play Sponsor

If this is for a single Play sponsorship, please select which Play
  How will we receive your ad?

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

Digital Ad - must be 300 dpi; pc or mac (mac must be zipped); PDF, TIF or EPS; include fonts; e-mail to with “ALT Program Ad” in subject line.


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