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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 SUBSCRIPTIONS - Partial Subscriptions now available

Allens Lane Theater's 2017 - 18 Season Now Available!
New Subscriber Rate: $85
Returning Subscriber Rate: $75
Subscription benefits

Great seats! Subscribers may enter the house 10 minutes before non-subscribers to find their favorite seats!


Discounted tickets! A subscription to Allens Lane Theater means you will save money. See all five shows for the price of four.


Easy reservations! A subscription means you only need to call or fill out our reservation form without having to worry about making seperate payments. Need to reschedule? No problem. Just call us at least 2 days ahead of time and we can move your reservation to a different performance.


Bring a guest! Subscribers who bring non-subscribers with them to a performance can now all enter the theater at the same time.

Full Season (2017-18) Ticket Prices:
Full price for all performances at the door: $150
Full price for all performances with reservations: $125
New Subscriber Full Season Subscription Rate: $85

Returning Subscriber Full Season Subscription Rate: $75 (must have been a subscriber within the past three years)

Individual Play Ticket Prices (2017-18) (non-subscriber):
$25 with reservations (online)
$30 at the door
$22 Sunday Senior and Student Special (with ID) with reservations
$27 Sunday Senior and Student Special (with ID) at the door

Performance Information:
Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm
Sunday Matinee performances start at 2:00pm

Subscribers still need to make reservations for each performance they wish to attend.
You can make a reservation by mail, phone or online

Doors open 40 prior to the performance for non-subscribers and 50 minutes prior for subscribers.
Allens Lane Theater is BYOB and encourages you to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the start of the performance.

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.

By Mail: If you would like to mail in your season subscription form in case you need to pay by check or money order, please mail in with your payment to: Allens Lane Art Center, c/o Theater Subscriptions, 601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119 along with your name, contact information, and the name you would like the subscription to be listed under.

By Phone: call (215) 248-0546 and have the following information ready:

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