12+ Sizzling Performing Arts Shows In Philadelphia This July

Installations, Broadway hits, a day-long dance and more awesome performances come to Philly this month...

The fireworks aren’t just in the sky this July with these impressive displays of Philadelphia performing arts.

From installation performances at an art museum and world premieres by a top dance company to short works at a dive bar, the offerings are as hot as the weather.

Here’s what we want to see this July.

Saturday Night Fever

Photo courtesy Walnut Street Theatre

The beat stays strong at Walnut Street Theatre in the Broadway musical version of the popular '70s disco movie.

Saturday Night Fever

When:Through July 16
Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
Cost:$20-$95

www.walnutstreettheatre.org

The Jaws Project / The It Girl

The Philly theater scene looks to the movies when Plays & Players Theatre hosts this double bill revival of two popular indie shows.

The Jaws Project / The It Girl

When:Through July 7
Where:Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place
Cost:$15-$20

www.playsandplayers.org

Around the World in 80 Days

Travel goes whimsical when Media’s Hedgerow Theatre stages a madcap adaptation of the Jules Verne novel.

Around the World in 80 Days

When:Through August 13
Where:Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Road, Media
Cost:$20-$35

www.hedgerowtheatre.org

Midnight Vigil: A Delirious Encounter with Divine Inspiration

The Barnes FoundationPhoto by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia

Spend the night with monks as the Barnes Foundation and No Face Performance Group present a three-night theatrical installation.

Midnight Vigil: A Delirious Encounter with Divine Inspiration

When:Through July 8
Where:Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:$8-$16

www.barnesfoundation.org

You Can’t Fail

Enjoy inexpensive beer, dive-bar vibe and an eclectic night of new performances at Tattooed Mom’s in the heart of South Street.

You Can’t Fail

When:July 12
Where:Tattooed Mom, 530 South Street
Cost:Free

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BalletX Summer Series

Photo courtesy BalletX

Two world premieres and a revival of a much-loved piece round out a strong program of contemporary dance from BalletX.

BalletX Summer Series

When:July 12-16
Where:Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost:$27-$42

www.balletx.org

Perfect Blue

An actor in Philadelphia interacts live with an actor in London in this transatlantic theater production from Tiny Dynamite.

Perfect Blue

When:July 13-23
Where:20 N. American Street
Cost:$15-$20

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Women

Contemporary choreographer Nicole Bender explores the parallel treatment of Palestinian territory and women’s bodies with dancers from Diyar Dance, which focuses on Arab folk dance.

Women

When:Saturday, July 15
Where:3500 Lancaster Avenue
Cost:$10-$30

www.nicolebinder.com

Coriolanus

Photo courtesy Shakespeare in Clark Park

Political violence fills the summer air when Shakespeare in Clark Park returns with its annual al fresco fun.

Coriolanus

When:July 26-30
Where:Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue
Cost:Free

www.shakespeareinclarkpark.org

Wicked

Broadway comes to the Academy of Music for a month-long run of the popular musical that reimagines The Wizard of Oz.

Wicked

When:July 26-August 27
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$29-$189

www.kimmelcenter.org

American Dance Abroad

Philadelphia’s top dance companies get together at the Performance Garage to showcase pieces they perform in other countries.

American Dance Abroad

When:July 27
Where:Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street
Cost:$10

www.danceboxoffice.com

Philadelphia Dance Day

Put on your dancing shoes and try out a new type of dance with workshops and showcases at locations across Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Dance Day

When:July 29
Where:Various locations including the Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square
Cost:Free

www.philadelphiadanceday.com

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