Youth applications are currently dormant for ASAP: After School Arts at Penn.

The Spring 2022 season is comes to a close on April 6. Congratulations to all our young artists! To join us after school in the fall, please apply using the following form:

Interested in being a Mentor?

Penn students can sign up to mentor students in dance, voice, instrumental music, and theatre or to lead visual arts and crafts projects at the beginning of each session. Contact the PAC Community Service chair at to join our interest list!

About ASAP

The weekly After School Arts at Penn program, run by students and staff of Platt House at the University of Pennsylvania, is an introduction to the performing arts for students ages 10-14. Participants get to choose two areas of study – dance, acting, voice, and musical instruments – and receive mentorship and lessons from undergraduate student artists. A typical Wednesday afternoon includes icebreakers, art projects, and take-home snacks. At least once per semester, the program will also feature a special presentation from a college performance club!

COVID Safety

The program will be held in person on University of Pennsylvania campus, with required COVID-19 Mitigation Procedures in place. The University of Pennsylvania requires the entire community, including visitors, to be vaccinated and requires a daily wellness screening called the PennOpen Campus Pass. Please preview the PennOpen Campus Pass to be sure that your student can be compliant with Penn’s requirements.
Double masks or a specialized mask (N95, KN95, or KF94) will be required while indoors. Snacks will be distributed for take home and may not be eaten in the space. We have reduced the capacity of the program so that participants have space for social distance in our practice rooms and lobby.

Spring 2022 Schedule

This Spring sessions are held only on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:30pm, starting on February 16th. Students can report to Platt House at 3702 Spruce Street before 4pm to begin the program. The Spring 2022 session dates are listed below:

Wednesday, February 16
Wednesday, February 23
Wednesday, March 2
Wednesday, March 9 – CLOSED for Penn Spring Break
Wednesday, March 16
Wednesday, March 23
Wednesday, March 30
Wednesday, April 6


Parents and Guardians are invited to join our contact list for text and phone notifications using our Remind notification system.. Please make sure the cell phone numbers and email addresses that you list are the ones you check the most often, as we will use these channels to communicate COVID safety updates and possible program cancellations or changes.

Questions about schedules, contacts, or loaner instruments? Email us at platthouse[at]