A glistening modern jewel is envisioned as a new hub for theater, music, and dance in the heart of Penn’s campus for West Philadelphia — and all of Philadelphia.
And now the soaring space may soon become a reality.
On Monday, the University of Pennsylvania announced it will build a new 3,100 square-foot theater to adjoin the Annenberg Center, a glitzy venue with a glimmering glass facade, towering ceilings and walls that open up onto Annenberg Center plaza for both indoor and outdoor shows .
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The new theater represents the cornerstone project of a $25 million capital renovation plan at expanding the historic headquarters of Penn Live Arts into a more flexible and inviting space for students, residents, and the 80,000 guests and members who attend shows, said Christopher Gruits, executive and