Making the arts more accessible

PECO supports cultural institutions with broad public exposure and programs designed to make the arts more accessible to a wider audience in our 5-county service territory. The company recognizes the major role of performing and visual arts in human development and in regional economic impact. We are active members in the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA) and the Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. 

Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Celebration

PECO is the longest running supporter of the Annual Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Celebration, hosted by Philadelphia’s former producer of the West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, Lifeline Music Coalition. The outdoor festival includes a number of concerts, workshops and performances local and national jazz musicians; all free and open to the public.

Arden Theatre Company

The Arden Theatre is dedicated to bringing to life the greatest stories by the greatest storytellers of all time.  The Arden presents programs for the diverse Greater Philadelphia community that arouse, provoke, challenge, illuminate and inspire. 

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Art Sanctuary

Art Sanctuary, located in North Philadelphia, uses the power of African American art to transform individuals, unite groups of people, and enrich and draw inspiration from the inner city. Art Sanctuary invites established and aspiring artists to help create lectures, performances and educational programs. 

The Barnes Foundation

PECO is delighted to join The Barnes Foundation in its commitment to making one of the world’s greatest art collections accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.  That’s why we are sponsoring “Free First Sundays at the Barnes, presented by PECO”, a program to help open doors and share resources and opportunities with the entire community.

Each first Sunday of the month, visitors will enjoy a whole day of free admission, family entertainment and informative seminars from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with new themes and a new audience focus.

Free tickets can be obtained at the Barnes Foundation beginning at 9 a.m. Advance reservations are no longer available for Free First Sundays.  This offer is limited to tickets for two adults and two children per transaction.  Tickets include access to the Collection gallery, special exhibition and any programming taking place that day. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Free First Sundays presented by PECO.

PECO Pops at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Situated in Philadelphia’s beautiful Fairmount Park, the Mann Center offers a diverse array of world-class entertainment – from classical music, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, and contemporary concerts to dance performances and international stage productions.  PECO is a proud long-time sponsor of the Mann.

The Philadelphia Orchestra

PECO and The Philadelphia Orchestra joined together to present a pop-up concert at Reading Terminal Market.  Part of the "Conduct Us" series, 11 string players crowded into the lunchtime bustle and invited everyday people to try their hand at conducting. 

Pennsylvania Ballet

Pennsylvania Ballet is one of the premier ballet companies in the United States and has been at the forefront of American dance since 1963. PECO sponsors the highly popular Pennsylvania Ballet production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™! which boasts enchanting characters, lavish costumes and sets, and world-class dancing, and a heart-warming Tchaikovsky score complemented by the Philadelphia Boys Choir.

People's Light and Theater

People’s Light and Theater Company

PECO has sponsored People's Light and Theatre's Family Discovery Series for more than 13 years. People's Light, a professional theatre in Chester County, produces plays drawn from many sources to entertain, inspire, and engage the community. 

Walnut Street Theater

PECO is helping to bring the Walnut’s Touring Outreach Program to 25 schools to the Greater Philadelphia five-county region of Southeast Pennsylvania.  Our partnership has reached over 165 schools, impacting more than 30,000 students and teachers in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties.

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