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Philadelphia Theatre Company

The Suzanne Roberts Theatre, home of the Philadelphia Theatre Company

The Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) is LORT C theater company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1974 as The Philadelphia Company by Robert Hedley and Jean Harrison.[1] The company has produced over 100 world and Philadelphia premieres and has hosted dozens of nationally recognized artists. Since October 2007, PTC's home has been the brand new Suzanne Roberts Theatre on the Avenue of the Arts. This move concluded its 25-year residence at the historic Plays and Players Theatre.[2][3]


Philadelphia Theatre Company has long held the contemporary American playwright at the core of its mission. Founded in 1974 as The Philadelphia Company by Robert Hedley and Jean Harrison, Philadelphia Theatre Company was the first of our city’s ambitious young performing arts companies to produce bold new work, while inviting audiences to participate in the development process. Under the direction of Sara Garonzik since 1982, Philadelphia Theatre Company has introduced more than 140 new plays and musicals to audiences in Philadelphia, New York, and around the country, establishing the Company’s national reputation for artistic quality, risk-taking and diverse programming. Philadelphia Theatre Company extends the intellectual life of each production with our Community Voices events, Playwise Magazine, and guest lectures. PTC also offers a comprehensive school program, the Career Development Initiative, and PTC@Play.


Philadelphia Theatre Company has received numerous “Best Theater Company” citations from media sources such as the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia Style Magazine, and Philadelphia City Paper. Since the inception of the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater in 1995, Philadelphia Theatre Company has received 169 nominations and 53 awards.

Recent Seasons

2012/2013 Season

2011/2012 Season

2010/2011 Season

2009/2010 Season

2008/2009 Season

2007/2008 Season

2006/2007 Season



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External links

  • Official website
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