Platt Student Performing Arts House offers a supportive programmatic home for creative exploration and expression. We advise and train students pursuing their extra-curricular passions for the performing arts and those preparing for a career in the arts. Platt Student Performing Arts House is named for 1979 graduates Marc E. and Julie Beren Platt. 

Platt House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Platt House staff are still available as a resource for students engaging virtually in the performing arts! Please contact our team at, or email a staff member directly with your questions.


November was Native American Heritage Month!

Native American Heritage Month is about uplifting and celebrating the ancestry, traditions, and cultures of Indigenous people. We also use this visibility as a chance to reinforce education (and the un-learning of American History myths), gratitude, and allyship to support our Indigenous faculty, staff, and student peers.

Writing a Land Acknowledgement, by Connor Beard

What makes a good Land Acknowledgement? Who are they for? What do Land Acknowledgements mean in the age of digital gathering and remote learning? We encourage everyone to spend some time with this presentation from our October PAC Conference.


Event Series from the Penn Native American Community Council

Penn’s Native American Community council a series of video seminars on the intersection of Indigenous identity with art, health, and political science. Find Zoom links to those Zoom events here!

Revisit our resources from Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Click through the post on our Facebook page or on Instagram, and visit the linked resources below:


We loved hearing from you at Homecoming!

If you missed our Open Mic Broadcast on Saturday, November 14 o our Student Video Playlist during Homecoming week, you can still watch them on our YouTube channel.


Recent Messages

Fall 2020 Follow Up (August 14, 2020)

A Message to the Platt House Community – Black Lives Matter (June 5, 2020)

A Note from Platt Student Performing Arts House in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Updated March 20, 2020)

View all recent messages from Platt House here.

Virtual Resources

Production Tools

What do you need in order to make a show, remotely and online? Visit these resources from our staff and campus partners.


Platt House Programming

Stay tuned to our online events by following our Facebook page, and get weekly updates to your inbox by joining our Platt House Newsletter or our Student Performances Listserv

Looking for PAC Con, career talks, or a Town Hall? View archived recordings of our past events by visiting our Events Page!

Our Podcast: Backstage @ Platt House

Over the course of the spring and summer 2020, we devised, produced, and published 13 episodes of a brand new podcast on the arts – at Penn and in Philadelphia! Listen to the latest installments of our performing arts podcast, featuring staff, alumni, and current students, on Spotify, Stitcher, and Apple Podcasts.


     Click here for more episodes of Backstage @ Platt House

Platt House is home to student performers, visual arts groups, and more!

Performing Arts Groups

Performing Arts Groups

Platt House is home to The Performing Arts Council, an umbrella organization for 46 student-run comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, singing, and music organizations staging about 100 events each year.

Visual Arts Groups

Visual Arts Groups 

Platt House advises a handful of visual arts groups including the Penn Art ClubWomen in Art Initiative, and Penn Create.

The Shop

The Shop

The PAC Shop is the place all scenery, lights, and costumes are created for the student performing arts community at Penn. Learn, practice, and hone your skills in design and stagecraft, stage management, and more!

Engage, Give Back and Learn

EngageGive Back, & Learn

The Greater Philadelphia Area is alive with the arts, as is Penn’s campus.  Platt House works to make arts engagement easily accessible for students through campus engagementservice to the community, and learning opportunities.


Announcing an expansion to our Community Ticketing Program!

Announcing the expansion of our Community Ticketing Program

DACA and Undocumented Student Resources

For more information, please visit DACA and Undocumented Student Resources

Sexual Misconduct Policy, Resource Offices, and Complaint Procedures

For more information, please visit Seuxal Misconduct Policy, Resource Offices, and Complaint Procedures

Vice Provost for University Life Calendar

For more information about events around campus, check out the VPUL Calendar