Penn Graduate Student Center

Arts & Recreational Activities

About Arts & Recreational Activities

Philadelphia is a great place to be a student! Regardless of your budget, there are many opportunities to experience the various activities that the city and surrounding area have to offer. See the links below for information on the various activities that the Gnome is putting together for you at the Grad Center, as well as other options that might be worthwhile to check out in the city!

Looking for something fun to do? Be sure to check out Uwishunu (pronounced "you wish you knew"), a Philly-based blog bringing you all the latest things to do around town.

Are you a fan of classical music? Philly students can experience world-renowned orchestras through affordable student passes from the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Plus, don't miss the gifted students at the Curtis Institute of Music, which hosts free student recitals multiple times a week at its Rittenhouse mansion. 

Finished with work early on Friday? Head to World Cafe Live, a concert venue close to the Penn campus, for a free concert at noon on Fridays. Also, take advantage of student discounts at the Wilma TheaterArden Theater, and the Kimmel Center, just to name a few.

If you have additional suggestions for other great low-cost arts & culture options, please let the Gnome know

Ticket Sales

Sensitive Guys Ticket Sales

Friday, February 02, 2018, 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
InterAct Theatre
Price: $5 each, limit 2 per Graduate Penn Card

Come see this amazing performance at InterAct theatre for only $5!! You will also get a SEPTA token with your purchase!


 “Members of the Men’s Peer Education group spend hours unpacking questions like: “What is male privilege? And What can we do about it?” Some accusatory posters start appearing around campus suggesting that a member of the group committed sexual assault. Could it be that even sensitive guys, guys working on their privilege sometimes turn violent or aggressive? –MJ Kaufman, playwright. *Trigger Warning: This play discusses rape culture and sexual assault* 


*Trigger Warning* This play discusses rape culture and sexual assault. 

Selling Tickets to Vagina Monologues!

Friday, February 16, 2018, 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Irvine Auditorium
Price: $5 each, limit 2 per Graduate Penn Card

The Grad Center is selling a limited number of discounted tickets to the amazing show Vagina Monologues put on by Penn students! Tickets are only $5 from the desk in the common room at the Grad Center. Buy your before we sell out!!

The Vagina Monologues is a performance put on all over the country that discusses sexual assault, domestic violence, women's rights, body image and an array of other social justice issues. Vagmo brings awareness to these different concerns through multiple monologues of different women's experiences. This show will make you smile, cry, and laugh. 

You will not want to miss this performance!

*Trigger warning* This performance discusses sexual assault, domestic violence, and other potential triggering topics.  

Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM - 8PM
Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12PM - 6PM

Graduate Student Center

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