Offers

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Reduced Admission

PCMS_FY15

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents 60+ chamber music concerts by exceptional international and Philadelphia-based artists at the Kimmel Center and other center-city venues. We keep our prices low ($10-24), promote new music and music education, collaborate with regional cultural and educational institutions, and provide high quality customer service to our audiences.

 

The PCMS Unlimited Student Pass gives unlimited access to all PCMS concerts during the current season for a one-time flat fee of $30.

Reserve a ticket (yes, a real, actual ticket) in advance through our online reservation system. Whether you reserve months in advance or the day of the concert, if there’s a seat still available, it’s all yours. Pick up your ticket at our will-call desk before the concert. One ticket per cardholder.

If you have any questions, simply call our box office (215.569.8080) or email Patrick Burke, Box Office and Production Assistant, at pburke@pcmsconcerts.org.

 

National Museum of American Jewish History

Free Admission

Hands of Priestly Benediction, Congregation Shaarei Eli,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1918

Carved and painted wood

National Museum of American Jewish History, 1984.59.3 b

Gift of Congregation Shaare Eli

The National Museum of American Jewish History brings to life the 360-year history of Jews in America, tracing the stories of how Jewish immigrants became Jewish Americans. The exhibition includes 30 original films, 13 state-of-the-art interactive displays, and hundreds of  documents and artifacts – including Sandy Koufax’s baseball glove, Stephen Spielberg’s first camera, and Irving Berlin’s piano. An open door for all, NMAJH invites visitors of all heritages to share and record their own stories and reflect on how their histories and identities shape and are shaped by the American experience.

National_Museum_of_American_Jewish_History_logo

Historic Germantown

Free Admission

Germantown-Rittenhouse-Paper-Mill

HISTORIC GERMANTOWN IS A PARTNERSHIP of fifteen historical houses, destinations and museums in Northwest Philadelphia that have come together to protect, preserve and share some of Philadelphia’s most prized historical assets.

Few places in America are home to so many significant historic resources in such a concentrated area. Historic Germantown is recognized as the nation’s longest National Historic District that stretches along Germantown Avenue, formerly known as “The Great Road.”

Truly representative of the Philadelphia experience, HG member sites were situated on the front lines of our collective history, for example – an actual battleground of the revolution, an actual sanctuary from slavery – where everyday people risked their lives and livelihood in the name of freedom. The significance of these sites in American history is indisputable and, in many ways, unequalled.

Germantown_HGP_Hor_4c_Tag-1

Institute of Contemporary Art

Free Admission

ICA_logo with address

ICA Free for AllInstitute of Contemporary Art (ICA)/ University of Pennsylvania

Since the 1960s, ICA has led the way in revealing the hottest trends in contemporary art with the first-ever museum shows of Andy Warhol, Laurie Anderson, Agnes Martin, Robert Indiana and other influential artists. ICA is free every day!

Philadelphia Museum of Art

$5 Tickets

Sylvester Stallone Rocky

Everyone knows Rocky ran up the museum’s famous steps in the gritty 1976 movie. While you can now see the Rocky statue at the foot of those stairs, the museum is also known for its comprehensive art collections, including more than 225,000 works. These range from historical and cultural to contemporary and modern. Exhibitions range from single artist retrospectives to those that focus on specific time periods or cultures. And yes, you too can run up the steps to get there. Da. Da-da-daaaah!

PMA

Awbury Arboretum

Free Admission

Awbury

Located in the historic Germantown neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia, Awbury Arboretum is a 55-acre public landscape and historic house. Awbury Arboretum is managed by the Awbury Arboretum Association.

Awbury hosts educational and service learning programs and offers volunteer opportunities in a variety of interest areas. Awbury Arboretum also hosts and partners with a number of institutional and private organizations with focus areas in watershed protection, urban agriculture, horticulture, and food systems education to creatively steward and interpret its site.

 

Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Free Admission

athlogo

On Philadelphia’s Washington Square, a building with National Historic Landmark status presides over rich collections focusing on the nation’s architectural and literary heritage. Welcoming scholars and curious visitor alike, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia is the country’s pre-eminent institution devoted to the tastes and intellectual pursuits of mid-19th century America. The Athenaeum’s precious collections are sheltered by a distinctive three-story brownstone building, designed in 1845 by the Scottish-born architect John Notman. Inside the building contains richly decorated interior spaces which contrast with the quiet brownstone of the exterior. Although begun as a membership library in 1814, the Athenaeum today welcomes visitors to its museum of furniture, paintings, sculpture and decorative arts, as well as to its gallery, research collections, and extensive lecture series.

1812 Productions

$10 Tickets

1812santalanddiaries

1812 Productions specializes in comedy, staging plays and cabarets. They are committed to hiring local actors and making their shows accessible to local audiences. Their name hails not from the famous war or the overture, but from the address of the founders’ first apartment.

Artistic Director Jennifer Childs and Resident Artist Pete Pryor founded 1812 Productions in the spring of 1998 with a goal to entertain and educate audiences through comedy, and to support and hire local artists. 1812 Productions is a multiple Barrymore Award winning theatre company. Their education program, 1812 Outreach, has received multiple nominations and been awarded the Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre Education and Community Service. On April 20, 2005, 1812 Productions received an honorary citation from the City of Philadelphia for outstanding work and commitment to the Philadelphia arts community. Most recently, 1812 Productions received three Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre for its 2007-2008 season. 1812 Productions, while continually on the search for a permanent home, continues to perform at various locations in Philadelphia.

InterAct Theatre Company

$15 tickets

Interact_Kiss-3

InterAct Theatre Company celebrates its 25 years of entertaining, innovative and provocative theatre. InterAct Theatre produces new and contemporary plays that explore the social, cultural and political issues of our time. InterAct uses the unique power and magic of the theatre to ask difficult questions about the world we live in, examining the forces that influence what we believe and why.

Astral Artists

Free Admission

AstralArtists

Founded in 1992, Astral Artists is a non-profit organization that plays a vital role in the discovery and development of the nation’s most gifted classical musicians. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants at competitive annual auditions, Astral artists are provided with invaluable career development guidance; debuts in Philadelphia and New York City; numerous performance opportunities via Astral’s critically acclaimed concert series; collaborations with world-renowned musicians; auditions for major presenters, managers, and conductors; and world premières of compositions written for them and commissioned by Astral.

Astral reaches approximately 10,000 community members annually through concerts and extensive community engagement programming. Astral’s impressive list of alumni includes soprano Angela Meade, bass-baritone Eric Owens, pianist Simone Dinnerstein, and violinist Soovin Kim.

 

Click here for more information about their current season:

http://astralartists.org/tickets-events/2014-2015-season/

 

Mauckingbird Theatre Company

$10 Tickets

MaukingbirdLogo

Students receive an addition $5 off our already low student admission price of $15. Temple Student Tickets with PEX Passport coupon are $10.

About Mauckingbird Theatre Company

Mauckingbird Theatre Company is committed to producing professional gay-themed theatre, while also exploring classic literature and musical genres and providing affordable productions of infrequently produced works.

The 2014-2015 season will begin with a series of staged readings in the fall (already $5 for students) and return to their riveting main stage productions in January and August.

 

The Print Center

10% off in the Gallery Store

PrintCtr_Rockpile_fortune_vessel_RG_grande

Founded in 1915, The Print Center is a nonprofit art gallery that exhibits and sells original, contemporary printmaking and photography. The Print Center has been supporting new artists, new processes and new collectors for nearly 100 years. Take part in one of the many opening receptions or sign up for one of our education programs. Don’t miss the longest running annual international competition for prints and photographs in the country. Browse through the largest selection of contemporary art in Philadelphia in The Print Center Gallery Store. Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am-6:00pm. Always FREE Admission.

PrintCtr_logo

Theatre Exile

$5 Tickets

gruesome-gallery4

Theatre Exile has proven to be a place where local artists can take their biggest risks. We match challenging scripts with Philadelphia’s top talent, continually bringing immediate and dangerous performances to our audiences. Theatre Exile approaches our craft with a no-nonsense, no-holds-barred approach to acting. The stories that Exile brings to our audiences demand that our actors live in a moment of truth, despite the peril and the violence that such honesty demands. Armed with our bare-knuckled acting style, Exile attacks great stories, digging deeper into our desires, promising to deliver the most dangerous and exhilarating theater you have ever seen.

“Just when you thought you were so downtown, so shockproof, so cool, along comes a show that really shocks. And it shocks purposefully.”
– Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Orchestra

$25 Tickets

Orch_JessicaGriffin

$25 membership gives access to unlimited subscription concerts at www.philorch.org/ezseatu

About the Philadelphia Orchestra

Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of “firsts” in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world.

Philadelphia Orchestra 2013-14 Cultural Passport Eligible Concerts

Independence National Historical Park

Free Admission

Independence Square

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal…”
Independence Hall echoes these words. Nearby the old cracked Bell proclaims liberty. The spirit of Franklin is alive in his adopted city. Become part of America’s journey in discovering its past.

Ind_printing-office_4

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

$1 off regular admission

Jeff-Fadellin-001

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit organization that showcases the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar. Located at the site of Zagar’s largest public mosaic installation, the Magic Gardens includes a fully mosaiced indoor gallery and a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic sculpture. The installation, primarily consisting of found objects and contributions from the community, covers half a city block with myriads of tile, texture, and color. A walk through the labyrinth will reveal sculptures from Latin America and Asia, bicycle wheels from local South Street shop Via Bicycles, Zagar’s hand-made tiles, and mirrors of every shape and size.

Arden Theatre Company

$10 Student Rush ticket

Arden2

$10 Student Rush tickets are available 30 minutes before every performance.

About the Arden Theatre Company

We produce a wide range of stories in a variety of styles: classic and contemporary, intimate and epic, fiction and nonfiction, musical and dramatic. Producing the great playwrights allows us to measure ourselves against the masters of our craft, while sharing the voices of new writers gives us the opportunity to shape the future of American theatre. We embrace stories for audiences of all ages and bring the same artistic quality to all our work.

Fidget

Free Admission

annie-flying

fidget is a platform for the collaborative work of dancer/choreographer Megan Bridge and composer/video artist Peter Price. In June 2009, Megan Bridge and Peter Price opened thefidget space, a warehouse, research laboratory, and hub for new forms of art, media, and performance in Kensington, Philadelphia. Fostering a pocket of rich artistic experimentation, artists and scholars with big ideas are regularly invited to inhabit the space, participating in a lively and engaged community of interdisciplinary art making and discourse.

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Free admission

Tea-Garden

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to the installation of its contemporary paintings in 2007.

Shofuso was built in Japan in 1953 using traditional techniques and materials and exhibited in the courtyard at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was moved to Philadelphia in 1958, to the site of several previous Japanese structures dating to the 1876 Centennial Exposition. In 2007, internationally renowned artist Hiroshi Senju, inspired by our waterfall, donated 20 murals to Shofuso. A viewing garden with koi pond and island, a tea garden, and a courtyard garden comprise the 17th century-style Japanese walled and fenced garden of this historic site and museum.

Act II Playhouse

$10 tickets

ActII_Logo

Act II Playhouse in downtown Ambler is committed to creating and programming world-class theatre in a venue whose intimacy draws audiences and actors into dynamic interaction. Act II produces new, classic, and contemporary plays and musicals that reflect the highest artistic standards.

Laurel Hill Cemetery

$5 off tour

LaurelHill_Waxseal

Admission is free. Students receive a $5 discount on public tours and programs.

About Laurel Hill Cemetery

Located in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, Laurel Hill Cemetery comprises more than 75 acres of land and is one of the few cemeteries in the nation designated as a National Historic Landmark. Since 1844, Laurel Hill had been the final resting place for thousands of including many of Philadelphia’s leading figures: Rittenhouse, Widener, Elkins and Strawbridge, General Meade and thirty-nine other Civil War-era generals, six Titanic passengers, and more. Laurel Hill’s natural beauty and serenity, complemented by the site’s breathtaking art, sculpture and architecture, continue to render it a bucolic retreat nestled within the city’s limits overlooking the Schuylkill River.

Rosenbach Museum & Library

$5 admission

Entry

The Rosenbach Museum & Library was founded in 1954 through a testamentary gift by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952) and his brother, Philip (1863-1953). Renowned dealers in books, manuscripts, and fine art, the brothers played a central role in the development of private libraries that later became our nation’s most important public collections of rare books, such as the Folger and Huntington Libraries. The brothers’ own personal collection, now the core of the Rosenbach, features treasures the brothers were unable to part with, including the only surviving copy of Benjamin Franklin’s first Poor Richard Almanac and the manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses. The collection has since grown to include the papers of poet Marianne Moore, Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula, and the drawings of Maurice Sendak, adding richness and relevance to the experience of visiting the Rosenbach.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Free admission

Print

Admission will be waived. Regular price is $8.00 a day for a non-member, $5.00 a day for a student.

HSP’s Hours are as follows:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Please note that entry to the library, photocopy service, and paging all end 45 minutes prior to closing time. Visit www.hsp.org for information on holiday and special event closings.

About the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania inspires people to create a better future through historical understanding. One of the oldest historical societies in the United States, it is home to some 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items. Its unparalleled collections encompass more than 350 years of America’s history—from its 17th-century origins to the contributions of its most recent immigrants. The society’s remarkable holdings together with its educational programming make it one of the nation’s most important special collections libraries: a center of historical documentation and study, education, and engagement.

Painted Bride Art Center

25% Off tickets

bride-exterior-theater

The Painted Bride Art Center is a multidisciplinary arts venue showcasing visual arts, theater, jazz, world music, and theater.

International House Philadelphia

Free admission to one film

Card-dump-135

International House

International House Philadelphia is a multicultural residential center, a source of distinctive programming, and the embodiment of an ideal. Founded over 100 years ago in 1910, International House Philadelphia is an independent, non-profit organization housing more than 400 students, scholars and interns from as many as 95 countries around the world. In addition, IHP offers a wide-variety of public programming such as film-screenings, art exhibits, lectures and cultural events.

Wilma Theater

$10 Tickets

theatre_avenue_smaller

The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art. We engage artists and audiences in imaginative reflection on the complexities of contemporary life. We present bold, original, well-crafted productions that represent a range of voices, viewpoints, and styles.

Academy of Vocal Arts

$10 Tickets for Select Shows

Adina-Act-I-aria-Mancasola

There is a limited number of $10 tickets available for select performances. Check online at www.avaopera.org for more details.

About the Academy of Vocal Arts

The Academy of Vocal Arts is the world’s only tuition-free program exclusively dedicated to training opera singers. Our intimate European-style theater is tucked inside a charming historic brownstone on Spruce Street, one block south of Rittenhouse Square. Approximately 25 resident artists between the ages of 20 and 30 come from all over the world to train and perform.

AVA operas are fully staged and costumed, many with full orchestra and sung in their original language with English supertitles. AVA presents operas and concerts in Center City as well as in Haverford, Warrington and at Rutgers/Camden.

Chemical Heritage Foundation

Free Admission

CHF_Temple-passport

Free admission to the Museum at CHF. Check in with museum staff for a free button when you visit!

About the Chemical Heritage Foundation

The Museum at CHF reveals chemistry’s untold stories. Trace scientific progress and learn how chemistry shapes the modern world. Through November 14: Suited for Space, celebrating the innovation that makes space travel possible (from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and generously supported by DuPont). Opening December 5: Books of Secrets: Writing and Reading Alchemy, exploring the written word in alchemical practice through CHF’s late medieval manuscripts, paintings, and early printed books.

EgoPo Classic Theater

$10 Ticket

Dyb-1

EgoPo offers $10 tickets for any 2014-15 production- a reduction of our Student tickets. The code TEMPLE can be used online at www.egopo.org, over the phone at 267-273-1414, and at the door.

About EgoPo Classic Theater

EgoPo is committed to re-imagining the great classics of theater and literature through bold and visionary stagings that fully envelop audiences in new, fantastical worlds. We cultivate audience’s appetite for, and appreciation of, profound, dramatic masterpieces by turning a night at the theater into a provocative, innovative and inspiring event.EgoPo produces yearlong Festivals that are centered around a theme.

ComedySportz Philadelphia

$10 ticket

ComedySportz

ComedySportzComedySportz is Philadelphia’s longest-running comedy show! Every Saturday night two teams of improvisers compete for points and your laughs in a hilarious competition similar to TV’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” A referee governs the action and calls the fouls keeping the match fast, smart and funny. For times and tix: comedysportzphilly.com.

Inis Nua Theatre

$10 admission

7006486246_27d6bc18fe

Translated from the Irish language, Inis Nua means “New Island.” Our mission is to produce contemporary, provocative plays from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales which reflect those cultures’ new identities in today’s world. Inis Nua also seeks to cultivate and produce contemporary, provocative work from American playwrights who deal with the Irish-American, Welsh-American, Scottish-American and Anglo-American experience.

Our 12-13 Season:
A Slow Air
By David Harrower
October 2-21

My Romantic History
By D.C. Jackson
February 5-24

The Hand Of Gaul
By Jared Michael Delaney
World Premiere
April 9-28

American Philosophical Society Museum

Free Admission

APS-logo

An eminent scholarly organization of international reputation, the American Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. This country’s first learned society, the APS has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 250 years.

Wagner Free Institute of Science

Free Admission

wfis-engraving

Founded in 1855, the Wagner Free Institute of Science is a museum and educational institution that is nearly unchanged from the nineteenth century. The museum building, a National Historic Landmark completed in 1865, houses a natural history collection begun by William Wagner in the early nineteenth century and expanded by the pre-eminent scientist Joseph Leidy in the 1880s. The collection includes over 100,000 specimens, including skeletons, fossils, shells, minerals and mounted animals. The Museum is open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM, year-round. Evening and weekend programs are offered in the fall and spring.

Lantern Theater Company

$10 Tickets

LTC_NewJerusalem_004

(1) $10 tickets with PEX Passport or current Temple ID. Offer not valid for Previews or Opening Nights.
(2) $10 Student Rush tickets available 10 minutes before show time with current Temple ID. Cash only, please. Entry not guaranteed if performance is sold out.

About Lantern Theater Company

Lantern Theater Company is committed to an authentic and intimate exploration of the human spirit in our choice of classics, modern, and original works. We create intimate theater that is smart, fun, engaging, and connected to our modern world. The 2014/15 season includes Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece Arcadia and the accompanying In Arcadia Festival, Peter Parnell’s QED about physicist Richard Feynman, John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama Doubt: A Parable, a fresh take on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, and a brilliantly funny adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles.