Founded in 1979, People’s Light is one of Pennsylvania’s largest professional non-profit theatres and is known for its resident
company of artists, eclectic mix of productions, and for innovative work with young people. We produce 7 – 9 plays per season, mixing world premieres, contemporary plays, and fresh approaches to
classic texts. The theatre commissions and produces new work: of its 384 productions, over a third (150) have been world or regional premieres.
Arts Discovery, a suite of arts education programs, in part inspires and informs the production season in a reciprocal dance of influence and support. These programs further extend the theatre’s mission,
for youth and adults, with school residencies, student matinees that bring students from 21 high schools to the theatre each year for free, a broad array of theatre arts classes for people from 7 to 70, and special projects inspired by the needs of our community.