Teen Arden

Teen Arden is an extension of the Arden Theatre Company’s teen classes and camps. This program gives 9th-12th graders direct access to the work we do on stage! As a member of Teen Arden, you can look forward to attending all Arden shows, including dinner and an exclusive talk back with actors, for only $10. Additionally, programming during the season includes many FREE events, such as our Teen Arden College + Career Fair, trips to see shows at other cultural institutions, and a Teen Arden Cabaret!

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Teen Nights

An opportunity for students in 9th – 12th grade to see a show together at the Arden!

On select performances, you can attend an Arden show for just $10! You’ll also enjoy a pre-show party including dinner with fellow teens AND an exclusive post-show talkback with artists involved in the production.

Teen Arden College + Career Fair

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Teen Arden College + Career Fair

A FREE event for 9th-12th graders and their parents!
Lunch is provided for all participants.

*The Teen Arden College + Career Fair is made possible by generous contributions to the Dr. Andrea Mengel Fund. Andy Mengel was an Arden friend and Board member who believed passionately in the power of education and who dedicated herself to helping others achieve their potential.

Teen Arden Cabaret

An Arden Cabaret pairing teens and professionals for a night of scenes and songs!

Each season, Teen Arden members have the opportunity to participate in our Teen Arden Cabaret alongside some of Philly’s most talented professional actors.  Prior to the event, students are paired with professionals and assigned material for the evening.  They rehearse together under the guidance of a director and music director, and then they perform for a packed house in the Arden’s Bob and Selma Horan Studio Theatre!

Participation in the event is open to all ACTIVE Teen Arden members.  In order to be considered an active member, students must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Attended at least three Teen Arden events during the current season
  • Attended at at least one 8-week Arden Drama School class session in the past calendar year
  • Attended at a least one Arden Summer Camp session in the past calendar year (session must be 1-week or longer)

The 2019/20 Teen Arden Cabaret has been postponed.

Teen Arden is led by The Albert M. Greenfield Teen Council:

Abby Brown
Ani Peterson
Corey Hecdivert
Flynn Nolen
Hannah Reich
Jay Nasser
Sadie McKenna
Samantha Roehl
Sam Rufino

Teen Arden was established by a grant from The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation