Cultural Affairs: Giving the gift of going

Lantern Theater Company: A Child’s Christmas in Wales, through Jan. 5, 2014. Starting at $20, St. Stephen’s Theater 10th & Ludlow Sts.

Philadelphia is a world-class city, exemplified by our vast and varied cultural institutions, large and small — from the orchestra and the ballet to indie rock and story slams to live theater ranging from Broadway shows on tour to community theater and avant garde. The gift of tickets to one of these treasures can be life-changing to the recipient, and life blood to the institutions. See the list after the jump for a few of the possibilities. 

Lively Arts

Philadelphia has great theaters and venues like the ones below, plus live music, historic movie theaters, and museums of all kinds. Find inspiration at or

Arden Theater -

First Person Arts -

The Kimmel Center -

Pig Iron Theatre Company - 

Lantern Theater Company -


Story by Jon McGoran.


This story is from page 28 of our Countdown to the Holidays feature in our December 2013 issue.