At Allens Lane Art Center (ALAC), we are committed to ensuring a safe environment for our staff, faculty, students, performers, and audiences. We are following the latest advice from the CDC , as well as city and state health authorities, and we have developed safety measures for all classes and events at Allens Lane Art Center. These measures will remain in place until further notice and will be updated as appropriate to reflect changing guidelines. CLICK HERE to read our Covid-19 safety guidelines.

Mad Lib Fairy Tales Cropped 2021

Once upon a time, in a not so far away land, a story was told with your helping hand!

Children's Theater Returns October 2nd!

Have you ever wanted to create your own version of a classic fairytale? Join us outside for this fun, interactive, and entertaining show created by Mad-Libs and you, the audience! Let us tickle your funny bone with these dramatic retellings of your favorite stories as they have never been heard before!

Some outdoor seating provided, but feel free to bring your own lawn seats or blankets as well!

Register here today!

Allens Lane Art Cetner Welcomes you


Saturday, October 23, 12pm-6pm

Allens Lane Art Center (ALAC) is celebrating its 68th year of programming this fall! Please join us on Saturday, October 23rd for an Open House from 12-6pm in partnership with POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours).  Free activities, performances and art exhibit. All are welcome!

This event is part of the City of Philadelphia’s Arts in Action initiative managed by the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy

Only Two Weekends Left!

The Secretaries which is part of the 2021 Philly Fringe Festival and will be performed OUTDOORS! Tickets are ON SALE NOW through the Fringe Festival Box Office! CLICK HERE to Buy your Tickets today!

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Volunteer Ushers Needed!

Connect with our community, and experience the arts in real time by volunteering to usher a performance this year. Volunteer ushers assist our theater patrons in enjoying their time at Allens Lane, before the show, and are welcomed to stay and watch the show too*!

Please follow THIS LINK to sign up to Usher a show this year. Our first show of the season is being performed OUTSIDE and is part of the Fringe Festival. Help us insure it is a great success by volunteering to usher today!


*All ushers must be pre-registered to received their complimentary ticket.


Subscribe and save! Subscriptions include tickets to all our Main Stage and Readers Theater presentations, and a special Bring-A-Friend ticket to use anytime during the season! 

Other benefits of Subscribing include:

  • Great Seats! Enter the house 10 minutes prior to non-subscribers for your favorite seat!
  • Discount Tickets! See 8 shows per season for the price of four!
  • Easy online reservations!
  • Bring a Friend! Use your guest pass or bring any non-subscriber guest who purchases a ticket can enter with you early to get great seats with you.

Cost: $100 per subscription for NEW Subscribers. $80 per subscription for Renewing Subscribers.

Allens Lane Art Center is grateful for support from these generous donors:

The Philadelphia Foundation; The Allen Hilles Fund; Sheila Fortune Foundation; The Huston Foundation; The Connelly Foundation; Nararo Foundation; The Christopher Ludwick Foundation; Dolfinger – McMahon Foundation; Henrietta Tower Wurtz Foundation; Univest Foundation; Quita Woodward Charitable Trust; Moscow Family Fund; Henkels Fund; Carolyn Sanders Trust.

Allens Lane Art Center received funding from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts.


To learn more about sponsorships please contact us!