Family Programming

Healing in Verse and Motion

This presentation is the culminating performance of a group of extraordinary young artists brought together by Philadelphia’s Youth Emergency Services.

7th Annual K-NOW Festival

The Won Institute and Korean Culture Foundation present a celebration of contemporary Korean arts and culture at the seventh annual K-NOW Festival.

Philly Nutt Crak-Up 2017

By popular demand, ContempraDANCE Theatre’s “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” is back at Painted Bride for another season of sheer entertainment. Join the infamous Rappin SugarPlum Fairy, battling Hip Hoppin Rats, City Hall Dolls, Captain Philadelphia and Liberty Belle-Anne, as they are sure to amaze audiences with this  “nutty” take-off of the classic Nutcracker.

Day of the Poet 20th Anniversary

“Day of the Poet,” Philly’s pioneering festival of Spoken Word, which headlined monthly at the Bride for nine seasons, returns to celebrate the vision, talent, and insurgent spirit that fostered a movement and forged an epoch. This historic event will reunite seminal DOTP alumni whose artistic contributions to contemporary culture have become storied. Presenting; Trapeta Mayson, Rich Medina, Twin Poets, DJ Razor Ramon, Ursula Rucker, and festival founder, curator, and Spoken Word legend Kevin O’Neill. Special guests from NYC and SCI Graterford, et al, will be announced. The event will also include an open mic lottery.


Meet Titus. He’s a 10 year-old boy on the edge – literally on the roof of his school – confronted by a problem that seems unsolvable.

The End of Everything Ever

Drawing on true stories and accounts of the Kindertransport before WWII broke out, NIE shines a light onto some of Europe’s darkest history and emerges with a story of survival, love and hope.

Tree Stories

Do you have a favorite tree or memories of trees from your childhood? Or maybe your experience is devoid of a specific tree story, but you still enjoy nature. If so, come and share your story with an intergenerational group of tree huggers.

Tamagawa Taiko Drum & Dance Troupe 2015

Thundering Taiko percussion and visually stunning folk movements balance in unison as Tamagawa, a top-ranking thirty-piece troupe from Japan bombards the Bride’s stage for the 7th year.

The Mayhem Poets

This internationally-renowned three man group of theatre trained, comedically gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip-hop, theatre, improv and stand-up comedy to reshape students’ view of poetry.

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