Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) is a leading regional theater company that produces, develops, and presents entertaining and imaginative contemporary theater focused on the American experience. PTC balances its Philadelphia roots with a national point of view that combines a taste for adventure with a dedication to new American plays and musicals.
Philadelphia Theatre Company is dedicated to presenting the Philadelphia and world premieres of works by contemporary playwrights with an emphasis on American drama. We seek to develop an audience of open-minded theatregoers across cultural, ethnic, and social lines by producing drama that is at once challenging, entertaining and imaginatively staged.
Founded in 1974, Philadelphia Theatre Company has presented 150 world and Philadelphia premieres. More than 50 percent of PTC’s world premieres have moved on to New York and other major cities, helping to earn Philadelphia a national reputation as a hub for new play development. PTC has received more than 180 nominations and 53 awards from the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. In 2007, PTC was instrumental in expanding Philadelphia’s thriving cultural corridor by opening the Suzanne Roberts Theatre on the Avenue of the Arts.