University City's arts and cultural organizations are some of the fastest-growing in the region. University City houses numerous performance spaces of all sizes in museums and galleries, hosting artists, festivals, and much more. Together UCD and local and traveling performers create an ever-evolving art scene.

Here are some of the many exciting arts and cultural activities happening every day in University City.

Arts and Culture

Arts Organizations

33rd Street Armory
3205 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-823-4850

40th Street Artist-in-Residence AIRSPACE gallery
4013 Chestnut Street    
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-694-8719

Addams Gallery
200 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104    
215-898-8374

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
526 S. 46th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143    
267-809-3668

Annenberg Center for Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-3900

Arthur Ross Gallery
220 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-2083

A-Space
4722 Baltimore Avenue    
Philadelphia, PA 19143    
215-727-0882

Bartram's Garden
54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19143
215-729-5281

BREADBOARD Community Space    
3711 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-966-6188

Calvary Center for Culture and Community    
4740 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
215-724-1702

Class of 1923 Penn Ice Rink
3130 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-1923

Community Education Center    
3500 Lancaster Avenue        
Philadelphia, PA 19104    
215-387-1911

Crossroads Music    
801 South 48th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
215-729-1028   

Curio Theatre Company    
4740 Baltimore Ave        
Philadelphia, PA 19143    
215-525-1350

Danger Danger Gallery    
5013 Baltimore Avenue        
Philadelphia, PA 19143    
903-345-5790

Drexel University - Armory    
32nd Street and Lancaster Avenue    
Northwest corner    
Philadelphia, PA 19104    
215-895-2000

East Africa Resource and Study Center    
3809 Pearl Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-382-3191

Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum of Contemporary Art    
3819 Hamilton Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-382-2003

Esther Klein Gallery     
3600 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-966-6188

Free Library of Philadelphia - Walnut Street West
201 S. 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-685-7671

Global Village at the Philadelphia Cathedral
3723 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-386-0234

Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center
3611 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-222-7633   

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
S. 36th Street and Sansom Street    
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-7108

International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street    
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-387-5125

Iron Gate Theater
3700 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-222-7633

Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce Street        
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-5000

Junction Dance Theatre
3500 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-387-2000

Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-573-9748

Kumquat Dance Center
3500 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104    
215-387-9895

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery
33rd Street and Market Street
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, Nesbitt Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-895-2548

Live Connections
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267-295-2947

Mandell Theater at Drexel University    
3300 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-895-2787

Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy    
600 S. 43rd Street
Griffith Hall    
Philadelphia, PA 19104    
215-596-8800

Maurice S. Burrison Gallery    
3611 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-4618

Meyerson Gallery
210 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104    
215-898-8374

Millcreek Tavern    
4200 Chester Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
215-222-9194

Paul Robeson House
4949-51 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139    

Penn Kroiz Gallery and Architectural Archives    
220 S. 34th Street
Fisher Fine Arts Library, Lower Level
Philadelphia, PA 19104    

Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104    
215-898-4000

Philadanco 
9 N Preston Street        
Philadelphia, PA    19104
215-387-8200

Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale
225 N 32nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104    
215-222-3500

Philadelphia Cathedral    
3723 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104    
215-386-0234

Philadelphia Folklore Project    
735 S. 50th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143    
215-726-1106

Rave Motion Pictures Unviersity City 6    
4012 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104    
215-386-3300

Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104    
215-222-4201

Slought Foundation
4017 Walnut Street    
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-701-4627

Spiral Q Puppet Theater and Living Loft Puppet Museum
4100 Haverford Avenue   
Philadelphia, PA 19143
215-222-6979

St. Mary's Hamilton Village
3916 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA  19104    

Studio 34 Yoga/Healing Arts    
4522 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
215-387-3434

Take the Lead Dance Studio     
4701 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
215-471-3215

The Arts and Spirituality Center    
3723 Chestnut Street    
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-386-7705

The Gathering Concert Series
3916 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
610-734-1009

The Palestra
220 S. 32nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
    
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-573-3234

University City Arts League
4226 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-382-7811

University City Historical Society
P.O. Box 31927
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215 387-3019

Westphal Picture Gallery
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-895-0480

Woodlands National Historical Landmark
4000 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-386-2181

World Cafe Live     
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-222-1400

WXPN
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-6677