Campus Engagement

Platt Student Performing Arts House coordinates a number of programs that offer opportunities for students to engage in the arts and culture community at Penn and throughout Philadelphia.

PennArts Pre-Orientation Program

Platt House is dedicated to new student programming; the flagship of which is PennArts. PennArts is a pre-orientation program for 40 students sponsored by Platt Student Performing Arts House, the Undergraduate Assembly, and the Office of the Provost. During PennArts, student participants are shown a variety of opportunities to experience the vast artistic offerings at Penn and throughout Philadelphia. Activities include fine arts, music, dance, and theatre master classes, a film screening and discussion, student-led workshops, Philadelphia theatre experiences, a mural arts tour, campus cultural center visits, and more!

Student Performances and Other Events

All of our student performances, master classes, trainings, and social events are listed on our Events Calendar. You can also find our performances on the Events @ Penn page.

Most master classes, lectures, and events other than performances are free to Penn students with ID; however some events have limited seating and require advance signups.

If you would like weekly email updates on Platt House events and Performing Arts Council shows and events, sign up here.

Stephen Goff Award

The Stephen Goff Award for Student Performing Arts rewards a proven and committed student leader at the University of Pennsylvania who best exemplifies the spirit of Penn’s performing arts community.  The Award will be presented to a graduating senior by a representative of the Mask and Wig Club. Winners need not, but may, be affiliated with Mask and Wig.