The Rotunda

4014 Walnut St
Philadelphia PA  19104

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The Rotunda

The Rotunda is a community arts & culture venue at 4014 Walnut St. in Philly, PA. 300 events+ are presented annually, incl. live music, spoken word, theater, panels, film, exhibits, dance, education, & various experimental forms of art + performance.

Over 300 events are presented annually, ranging from rock, electronic, jazz, and hip hop, to music from around the world, ambient, activist, spoken word, theater, panels, film, exhibits, dance, education, and various experimental forms of art and performance. National acts often perform side by side with local artists, illustrating Philadelphia's eclectic and robust music scene.

Fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and its surrounding community, The Rotunda is a community gathering place for the p

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Founded: 1999
Parking: Street

Categories: Concert Venue, Performance Venue, Public Places & Attractions




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Past Events

Survivor Knights Philadelphia Art Show and Performance 2019

Survivor Knights Philadelphia Art Show and Performance 2019
12:00 pm - 03/24/2019

At The Rotunda

Doors open 12pm. Speakers/Performers begin 2pm. Survivors of all kinds share their visual art, stories, and performance art at a FREE EVENT designed to bring the...

Sex Talk (the show)

Sex Talk (the show)
08:00 pm - 12/01/2018

At The Rotunda

SEX TALK (the show) is an ongoing, immersive, feminist, sex-positive, sometimes cabaret, sometimes social experiment featuring parodies of some of Broadway's most...

MISSISSIPPI SMILES

MISSISSIPPI SMILES
07:30 pm - 06/29/2018

At The Rotunda

Mississippi Smiles displays abuse, incarceration and mental health awareness. It also educates, creates dialogue and promotes the onset of healing. “The real...

Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor in Philadelphia

Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor in Philadelphia
03:00 pm - 06/10/2018

At The Rotunda

The Rotunda sponsors a FREE public performance of childhood sexual abuse survivor Michael Broussard's interactive show about survival and healing. This performance...

The Up Up Ups, Zero Friends, and Pushin' It 2 The Limit

The Up Up Ups, Zero Friends, and Pushin' It 2 The Limit
08:00 pm - 06/08/2018

At The Rotunda

Three Philly Pop Punk Bands raising money for local organization Women's Medical Fund. Women's Medical Fund protects and expands abortion access for low-income women...

Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Nakatani Gong Orchestra
08:00 pm - 06/06/2018

At The Rotunda

Event is Free (donation appreciated). Nakatani Gong Orchestra A contemporary live art sound project, N.G.O. has toured all over North and Central America. This...

Wakanda Forever Concert

Wakanda Forever Concert
03:00 pm - 06/03/2018

At The Rotunda

In celebration of Black Music Appreciation Month, The Women's Coalition for Empowerment, Inc. presents a Wakanda inspired community event open to everyone. The...

Donut Day Cabaret

Donut Day Cabaret
08:00 pm - 06/01/2018

At The Rotunda

On National Donut Day we honor the humble Donut with a jam-packed (and jelly filled) variety extravaganza. Featuring Kimberlie Cruse, Bubbles the Clown, Hoop Artist...

Poet-tree EnMotion Postponed: In Celebration of Women NOW 5/23!

Poet-tree EnMotion Postponed: In Celebration of Women NOW 5/23!
07:00 pm - 05/23/2018

At The Rotunda

Poet~tree EnMotion Presents… The 2018 Spring Equinox in Celebration of Women! Wednesday, March 21st, 7-10pm (Doors @ 7pm)! All events located @ The Rotunda...

North to West: Resistance and Community Building in Philadelpia

North to West: Resistance and Community Building in Philadelpia
12:00 pm - 05/20/2018

At The Rotunda

North to West is a day to represent, celebrate, and support the various and vital organizations dedicated to protecting our communities, generating grassroots power,...

Free Workshop on Event Planning

Free Workshop on Event Planning
06:00 pm - 05/14/2018

At The Rotunda

Vision Driven Consulting has teamed up with The Rotunda to bring resources and capacity-building workshops to self-producing artists/musicians, arts organization...

Pamelia Stickney & Calvin Weston

Pamelia Stickney & Calvin Weston
08:00 pm - 05/09/2018

At The Rotunda

Pamelia Stickney (theremin + electronics) & Grant C Weston (gigantic drumset) The 1st meeting of this theremin & drumset dream team! pamelia.weebly.com musicians.allaboutjazz.com/calvinweston (Calvin...

Memorial Celebration of the Life & Art of Lili Bita

Memorial Celebration of the Life & Art of Lili Bita
02:00 pm - 05/06/2018

At The Rotunda

Please join us in celebrating the life and art of writer, poet, actress, director, pianist, lover of life, and kind soul Lili Bita, who passed away on February 12,...

The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival Fundraiser 2018!

The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival Fundraiser 2018!
06:00 pm - 05/03/2018

At The Rotunda

THE BRIDGE PHL THEATRE FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER! Please join us for an evening of music, comedy, spoken-word, refreshments, prizes, conversation, and community! Tickets:...

Philly MAC-Down 3: Return of the MAC

Philly MAC-Down 3: Return of the MAC
02:00 pm - 04/29/2018

At The Rotunda

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Philly MAC-Down 3 is coming for you with "RETURN OF THE MAC!" Philadelphia, vegan mac & cheese contest is back again with a great afternoon...

Spring Vegan Potluck at The Rotunda!

Spring Vegan Potluck at The Rotunda!
05:00 pm - 04/28/2018

At The Rotunda

Please join us for a vegan potluck just like the super fun ones we have hosted here in the past! Children are welcome! We can accommodate dozens of folks and...

Practitioner performs Steve Lacy's Hocus Pocus

Practitioner performs Steve Lacy's Hocus Pocus
08:00 pm - 04/27/2018

At The Rotunda

Ben Goldberg, clarinet Michael Coleman, piano FREE ADMISSION Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the Philadelphia premiere of Practitioner, performing the...

Paul Metzger & John Saint Pelvyn

Paul Metzger & John Saint Pelvyn
08:00 pm - 04/25/2018

At The Rotunda

FREE EVENT/DONATION REQUESTED PAUL METZGER Since way back in the 70s, Paul Metzger has been experimenting, playing his various art-instruments including his distinct...

G.Calvin Weston aka Old Man Jenkins/ Free Birds Improv Groove

G.Calvin Weston aka Old Man Jenkins/ Free Birds Improv Groove
08:00 pm - 04/24/2018

At The Rotunda

G.Calvin Weston aka Old Man Jenkins brings the creative sounds of improv transcending immolating the music of some of his mentors like Bill Cobham,Narada Michael...

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