The Old Academy Players is a non-profit community theater established in 1923 and located in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. Our home is the charming, historic Old Academy building, where Grace Kelly and Robert Prosky began their acting careers!
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Our 525th Production
An unsparing tale about the consequences of a decade-long romance between a black seamstress and a white baker in South Carolina in 1918.
At the September monthly meeting, the Old Academy Players membership has implemented the following COVID policy as it relates to the operation of the theater in response to the City of Philadelphia’s COVID mandates related to live theater.
Old Academy Players is requiring all persons entering the theater to be vaccinated for COVID as well to be masked. This includes members, volunteers, patrons, actors and production staff.
Persons entering the theater will be asked if they have been vaccinated for COVID. If a person indicates that they have been vaccinated, they will be allowed entry. If a person indicates that they have not been vaccinated or refuses to disclose their vaccination status, that person will not be permitted to enter the theater.
COVID is a constantly changing situation and the guidelines are subject to change. We are monitoring the City of Philadelphia’s guidelines as well as observing the policies implemented by other theaters in the community. Should circumstances dictate that we reassess our policy, we will certainly do so.
We truly hope that the situation will improve as we prepare to open our season at the Old Academy. Please remain safe. We hope to see you all at the Old Academy soon.
Norman Burnosky, President
Old Academy Players
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Philadelphia, PA 19129
Box office: 215–843-1109