Allens Lane Theater

For over 67 years, Allens Lane Theater has produced purposeful, challenging, and unique theater experiences centered around contemporary human issues which reflect the diversity and complexity of our community.  Our lineup presents the best in contemporary theater programs in a unique cabaret atmosphere. An intimate space guarantees that no one is far from the stage. Our patrons enjoy an extended time in the theater prior to each performance to enjoy the company of their neighbors and fellow theater patrons while they enjoy picnic dinners and BYOB.

Allens Lane Art Center is currently working on an exciting new season for 2020/21.  Although we expect that our on-site crowds will be limited at best, the Center's theater programs are quickly adapting. We are planning on adding online streaming for our audiences so that our programs are more easily accessible.  The center has also created several new theater programs that will help us be more inclusive, more useful and more collaborative with our constituents.


For our 2020-21 Season, Allens Lane Theater has made some big changes in store.  Aside from our main-stage plays, we've created three new programs that will compliment our theatrical productions and engage our community members in a way we've not done before.  Although our in-person audience sizes will be limited, we will be streaming all our new events (Zoom) so that everyone will have a chance to participate.

Main-stage Plays:  Allens Lane will still present four main-stage plays during our season with the same high-quality productions that our season subscribers and ticket holders have come to expect.

Community Voices: This will be a series of talks by invited people within our community who are making a difference.  From Cultural Leaders to business owners, we will be presenting a wide variety of speakers that will help our community better understand who is in it and what they are doing.  Speakers will give a talk about their work followed by a Q&A with audience members (in person and virtual).

Readers Theater:  We have invited a number of writers and directors along with actors from the Philadelphia region to give readings of new plays, plays for consideration for future productions and plays that we believe deserve a second look.

Children's Theater: Allens Lane Theater will be hosting several fun, interactive plays and fairy tales specifically for the children in our community to help get them engaged in the arts and to introduce them to the wonderful world of theater.