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601 West Allens Lane ~ Philadelphia, PA 19119 ~ p: 215.248.0546 f: 215.248.0559


You've done Bingo, A Night at the Races and Casino Night, now try Dinner and a Show!

Allens Lane Art Center welcomes everyoneDo you have a non-profit organization or charity that you're looking to raise money for? Are you looking for a fun way to raise money and bring your donors and/or members closer together? The Allens Lane Theater might be just the ticket.

Buy out a performance from us, then sell your own tickets. Allens Lane Theater gives a special discounted rate on an entire performance to non-profit organizations and charities so that tickets can be resold at a higher rate to help raise funds for your group. Our usual ticket price is $18 with reservations or $20 at the door. Our special discounted rate for a night's performance can be as low as $12 per ticket. Please note that groups must purchase the entire night's performance in order to get this special rate. Full payment for the evening must be made at least one month prior to the performance itself.

As a fundraiser, we make it very easy for your funders to have a good time. A night at Allens Lane includes; high-quality entertainment, ample parking, friendly staff and clean bathrooms. Plus, guests can either bring a box-dinner and BYOB or meals and desserts can be pre-ordered through our in-house caterer, Myriad Delights (food sales by outside vendors including your organization are not allowed). If you want to make a meal included in the price of your resale ticket, you can contact our caterer to make arrangements.

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.


Please contact us if you would like to learn more about this and what plays and dates are availalble. Please note that not all days are available since once we start taking reservations from subscribers or ticket holders, those dates are no longer available.

  • Our fees to purchase an entire performance is $1000 (for the entire theater's seating)
  • The theater has 84 chairs at a table (4 chairs per table) plus there is side seating available for an additional 26 seats (without a table) for a total of 110 seats.
  • You and your organization can resell the tickets for however much you want. Example: With 110 seats, if your organization resold those tickets for $20 each, your organization could make $1200.
  • There is a $200 non-refundable deposit to hold the performance. This gets rolled into your final total.
  • Use our in-house caterer to offer a box-dinner for your guests (for an additional charge). We ask all events that require food to use our in-house caterer: Myriad Delights. Once a date has been set, we would encourage you to contact Myriad Delights to discuss your event and your event needs.
  • During your rental, the center's box office manager will be present to open up and lock the center. This person will be available for emergency situations.