2017-2018 Season

World premieres. Philadelphia debuts. Commissioned work.

Triumphant returns. New partnerships. Beloved favorites.

The 17/18 season is all this and so much more. Join our new Executive & Artistic Director, Christopher A. Gruits, for a vibrant renewal of our roots with cutting-edge theatre, stunning contemporary dance, a diverse offering of musical artists and fun family events. Plus, we shine a light on the pulsating energy of Cuba’s arts scene through a three-week Cuba Festival, featuring some of the country’s finest emerging talents along with icons you know and love. Subscribe now to join us for this bold, exciting season! See the 17/18 season performances


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From the Executive & Artistic Director

I’m thrilled to share the 2017-2018 season with you, a vibrant renewal of the Annenberg Center’s proud history of presenting innovative and diverse work across dance, music, theatre and film. We’re incredibly excited to present four world premieres, nine Philadelphia premieres, six Philadelphia debuts and over 14 Annenberg Center debuts. This season is truly one for the record books.

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17/18 Performances

The Birdland All-Stars

Featuring Tommy Igoe
February 17, 2018

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)

American Musical Film Series
February 21, 2018

Little Stones

On Screen/In Person Film Series
February 27, 2018

Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (1933)

American Musical Film Series
February 28, 2018

The Peking Acrobats

March 9, 2018

The Peking Acrobats

March 9 – 10, 2018

Téada

March 17, 2018

Big Sonia

On Screen/In Person Film Series
March 20, 2018

DanzAbierta

Malson
March 22 – 23, 2018

DanzAbierta

Malson
March 23, 2018

intersect: Anatomy of Fusion

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
March 28, 2018

Daedalus Quartet

The Complete Beethoven Quartets
April 3, 2018

Daymé Arocena

April 6, 2018

Daedalus Quartet

The Complete Beethoven Quartets
April 13, 2018

Sancho: An Act of Remembrance

April 13 – 14, 2018

Chucho Valdés Trio

April 13, 2018

Ghost Town to Havana

On Screen/In Person Film Series
April 24, 2018

Jazz Epistles

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, and Keyon Harrold
April 29, 2018

Human Alphabet Workshop

Pilobolus @ Play
May 17 – 19, 2018

The Mayhem Poets

May 17 – 18, 2018

Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo

May 17 – 18, 2018

My Father's Dragon

Enchantment Theatre Company
May 17 – 19, 2018

Hip H'opera

A Teen Voices of the City Ensemble (T-VOCE) Program
May 17, 2018

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts

The Give & Take Little Circus
May 17 – 19, 2018

Rennie Harris RHAW

The History of Hip Hop
May 18, 2018

Jason Bishop

Straight Up Magic
May 19, 2018

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As a subscriber, you get the best seats and receive the lowest prices, now and throughout the season as new shows get added. Plus, you’ll enjoy subscriber benefits such as free ticket exchanges, discounted drinks at our bar and more.

Pick 5 shows and save $10 per ticket
For a subscription for two, you’ll save $158 in any price level ($100 off tickets + $58 in handling fees)

SUBSCRIBE TO PICK 5

Pick 3 shows and save $5 per ticket
For a subscription for two, that’s a savings of $90 in any price level ($60 off tickets + $30 in handling fees)

SUBSCRIBE TO PICK 3