About Platt House


Platt Student Performing Arts House provides leadership and support for the creation and implementation of arts programming for students at the University of Pennsylvania.

Highlighted Programs

Performing Arts Council

Community Service

The Performing Arts Council is an umbrella organization for 47 student-run comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, singing, and music organizations staging about 100 events each year.

Platt House recruits student mentors to teach weekly lessons in music, dance, singing, and theatre to local public school children during After School Arts at Penn. Additionally, students offer workshops and visiting performances at local schools and organizations. Learn more about these and additional community service endeavors here.

Penn Art Club

Learning Opportunities

Platt House advises the Penn Art Club, which hosts regular art-making and art appreciation events and programs benefiting the Penn Community. Learn more about Art Club programs and how you can get involved here. Platt House is committed to the learning and development of Penn’s student artists. Learn about symposiums, master classes, and more here.



Platt Student Performing Arts House is staffed by:
Laurie McCall, Director
Megan Edelman, Associate Director
James Grant, Program Coordinator
Sara Outing, Administrative Coordinator

The PAC Shop is staffed by:
Amanda Labonte, Technical Advisor
Michelle Moller, Shop Supervisor

Additional staff members lead specific student performing arts groups within the Performing Arts Council.


Advisory Council

The mission of the Platt House Advisory Council is to:

  • Maintain a vibrant, vital advisory board that advances the mission of Platt Student Performing Arts House
  • Build connections between arts communities at Penn
  • Foster alumni connections that support the sustainability of the Penn arts community
  • Enhance alumni ownership of the Platt Student Performing Arts House by helping alumni feel proud of their past and current relationship to arts at Penn

10 Years of Platt House!

Platt House celebrated its 10th Anniversary during the 2016-2017 academic year. Check out our celebration video below!

Platt Student Performing Arts House 10th Anniversary from Vice Provost for University Life.