Culture in the Courtyard: Model Program

By Andrea K. Hammer

Is the area around city hall in your city a vacant, drab and unwelcoming area? Are you searching for a simple way to enliven this space and provide an outdoor stage for talented performers? Would you like to discover an easy way to attract visitors to this central location?

Here is a model program from Creative Philadelphia.

New Performance Series in City Hall Courtyard

Culture in the Courtyard, a free outdoor performance series at noon every Wednesday, offers an exciting way for visitors, colleagues and friends to enjoy their lunch hour. By featuring dancers and other performers at City Hall, Philadelphia is conveying a clear message about the value of culture in our lives. Kudos to the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy for taking art to the people, one of Artsphoria’s longtime visions for making culture more affordable and accessible.

Benefits of Tapping Into the Arts at Lunchtime

When you take the time to attend these lunchtime performances, you’ll experience a multitude of benefits. Here are just a few:

  • Enjoy free entertainment
  • De-stress and refresh your spirit
  • Tap into your own creativity
  • Connect with others in the community
  • Support and encourage artistic work

Culture in the Courtyard Performance Dates

Don’t miss these great performances:

August 3 – Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School – Cape and Sword Society
August 10 – Hip Hop Fundamentals
August 17 – Take it Away Dance and Philadelphia Community Tap Project
August 24 – Three Aksha Dance Company
August 31 – Brian Sanders’ JUNK

September 21 – Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble
September 28 – Tangle Movement Arts

October 19 – Philadelphia Young Playwrights
October 26 – First Person Arts

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Andrea Hammer
About Andrea Hammer 282 Articles
Andrea Karen Hammer is the founder, director and owner of Artsphoria Publishing, Media Group & Shop ( Artsphoria International Magazine (; Artsphoria Movie Reviews & Film Forum (; Artsphoria: Arts, Business & Technology Center (; Artsphoria Event Advertising & Reporting (; Artsphoria: Food for the Soul (; Artsphoria Animation & Imagination World ( and Artsphoria Shop ( She is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer who has published articles in international publications.

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