Thinking of joining a
performing arts group?


Platt House provides advisory support, and programming to the wide array of performing arts groups operating on Penn campus. These student-run organizations operate in tandem (and sometimes side by side!) with professionally-directed performance opportunities from Penn’s illustrious Theatre Arts Program and its comprehensive coursework, as well as the Department of Music’s coursework, private lessons, and the orchestras, choirs and ensembles hosted under the umbrella of Music 007

For undergraduates considering making a debut in the student performing arts, we encourage you to scroll through the listings, click around on Facebook and Youtube, and get to know as many of the 70+ groups as you can! The groups listed below offer hundreds of positions where you can hone your craft, find your creative voice, and gain practical experience – not only on stage, but in choreography, producing, music directing, stage managing, and designing for scenery, sound, costumes, props, and lights!


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The Performing Arts Council is organized by subcommittee: ACK, for a cappella groups; DAC, for dance groups; SMAC, a catch-all for accompanied singing, instrumental music, comedy, and spoken word; and TAC-e, for theatre groups. Learn more about PAC, the Performing Arts Council, on their webpage.

ACK (A Cappella Council)
Full Measure
Off the Beat
Penn Masala
Penn Six-5000
Penny Loafers
Penn Sori
Quaker Notes
The Inspiration
Learn about the student groups in ACK
DAC (Dance Arts Council)
African Rhythms
Arts House Dance Company
Penn Dhamaka
Onda Latina
Pan-Asian Dance Troupe
Penn Dance Company
Soundworks Tap Factory
Sparks Dance Company
Strictly Funk Dance Company
West Philly Swingers
Penn Yalla
Learn about the student groups in DAC
SMAC (Singers, Musicians, & Comedians)
Excelano Project
Glee Club
Mask & Wig
New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir
Penn Band
Penn Dure
Penn Jazz Ensemble
Penn Sargam
Penn Singers
Simply Chaos
Without a Net
Learn about the student groups in SMAC
TAC-e (Theatre Arts Council)
African American Arts Alliance
Front Row Theatre Company
iNtuitons Experimental Theatre
Penn Chinese Theatre
Pennsylvania Players
Quadramics Theatre Co.
Stimulus Children’s Theatre
Learn about the student groups in TAC-e